For many, treehouses recall fond memories of whiling away hours in a childhood backyard haven. Chewton Glen’s Treehouse suites, which sit amid branches on the edge of the mystical-feeling New Forest in Hampshire, England, recall that nostalgic delight, allowing guests the chance to revel in the novelty of life in the trees
Devon in southwest England is not the obvious location to find a revolution underway. Yet it is here that husband-and-wife team Justin and Hannah Floyd launched their company, Solidwool, which combines wool with bio-resin to form hard and durable surfaces for chairs, tables, and even eyewear.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: “Hold all my calls, I’m sleeping with Mr. Darcy tonight!” So went my cheeky last words to the innkeeper at The Peacock at Rowsley Hotel. A mere year ago, Colin Firth slipped between these very sheets.
Prior to Farrow & Ball’s rise to middle-class must-havedom, the paint colours we chose for our homes were largely bright and plasticky, with names that did their best to describe the colour in the pot in front of you. Enter Farrow & Ball, and their traditional formulations poetically titled Elephant’s Breath (warm grey) and Mouse’s Back (grey/brown).
Looking at its granite-grey exterior from afar, the manorial 18th-century Houghton Hall in Norfolk, England, doesn’t appear as though its inner walls would be brimming with canvases by Rembrandt van Rijn, Anthony van Dyck, or Diego Velázquez. And though it certainly did display those artworks a few hundred years ago, in recent history it hasn’t—until now.
“I was born a naturalist,” Charles Darwin once said. Born on February 12, 1809, the naturalist, explorer, and inquiring mind spent the first 27 years of his life in Shrewsbury, England, a medieval town that inspired his fascination with the natural world.
Proclaiming itself to be the oldest working cinema in Britain, the Electric Cinema is a landmark on Station Street in Birmingham.