Bavent House

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Architecture, House Ideas
Bavent House

We just had to share these images spotted on Bible of British Taste, and not just because one of our most popular designs Chatham Turkey Red features in this very stylish home. Before we spotted our runner, we were struck by the way this architect designed Norfolk abode and it’s contents have been put together by […]


Stairs. The Main Event

Posted on May 20, 2014 in Architecture, Stairs
Stairs. The Main Event

A little set of stairs we spotted this weekend and couldn’t help but share… another new hotel commission too. More linear than the swirling spiral staircase of the Les Haras de Stasbourg Hotel stairs we saw last month. This impressive wooden staircase forms the lobby entrance of HotelHotel in Canberra, Australia.  Stacks of recycled wooden planks create […]


Spiral Strasbourg

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Architecture, Stairs
Spiral Strasbourg

We are all for a well designed wooden staircase, and this one ticks all the boxes.  This is set is part of the newly renovated Les Haras de Stasbourg Hotel – this staircases is the swirling hub of the restaurant in the former royal stud building, designed by agency Jouin Manku. We like the way […]


Sensing Spaces

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Architecture
Sensing Spaces

We have been to Sensing Spaces, currently occupying the main gallery at London’s Royal Academy.  This exhibition is quite simply, amazing. The imposing large scale installations, each filling an entire room challenge us to examine and interact with the surrounding environment through sight, sound, touch and even smell. We particularly like Japanese architect Kengo Kuma whose […]


Monochrome Battista

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 in Architecture, Monochrome, Stripes
Monochrome Battista

We are currently flat out in the studio finalising the new Roger Oates Collection for later this year.  Though we are almost there, it’s Monday and we couldn’t resist a little look at some monochrome architecture… We have just spotted these soft stripes and check patterns  of the “Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista” a church […]


Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 in Architecture, Stairs
Are You Sitting Comfortably?

This grand staircase of the Battersea Arts Centre houses this carpet clad seating installation by Foundation Rugs. It’s carpet on stairs, but not as we know it.


Sky Runners

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 in Architecture, Image of the week
Sky Runners

Ever returning to Monochrome Monday, we have just spotted this amazing structure designed by Mexican architects Miguel Montemayor.  This staircase-like building exhibits the perfect balance of asymmetry and monochrome we are always questing for.


Mirror Image

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 in Architecture, Artists
Mirror Image

A huge angled mirror is the secret behind the gravity defying images visitors take away from Leandro Erlich’s Barbican commission “Dalston House”.  It is possible to climb the walls, hang of 1st floor windowsills ease or simply take a stroll straight up the outside of the house. The installation is part of the 2013 London […]