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Wed 16 Jan 2019

Tom Zinovieff  

Bespoke Furniture Maker

Bespoke furniture maker Tom Zinovieff exudes that gleeful tranquillity of someone who quite genuinely loves what they do. Furniture making runs in his family. His family has managed a local woodland for many years and after completing his training he moved into his father’s old workshop ready to carry on the trade for another generation. We visited him there on a gloriously sunny afternoon to learn more.  

Tue 22 Jan 2019

The McLaren 600LT:

The Ultimate Track Day Machine

If you love cars and you love driving then this is a story of romance; one of those rare occasions when a car proves to be such an engaging driving experience that it remains a treasured memory for many years to come.

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Cotswold Stone:

Millennia in the Making 

The Cotswolds sit atop this pre-historic legacy, as though a lush green velvet shawl has been draped across the hunched shoulders of a rocky frame. Cleaved from the ground and its antediluvian origin, it is this material that gives the area its ineffable quality. The sheer abundance of stone is the reason for its ubiquity and the mesmeric uniformity of the structures it now forms. So quietly proud and seemingly preordained are the villages of the Cotswolds, that it’s hard to imagine that it all began with the discreet amalgamation of infinitesimal morsels. 

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Selling your Home:

The Little Things  

We’re all different – and never more so than when it comes to our homes. All you have to do is look through this magazine, or a property portal online to see that personal taste is varied, to say the least, from conventional neutrals to vibrant boho or monochrome chic. And of course this is how it should be: it’s important that our homes reflect our taste, allowing us to feel ‘at home’ at home. 

Wed 16 Jan 2019

You open an upmarket interiors magazine to see a cute little cockapoo reclining on a pure white sofa, its black hair matching the cushion it reclines against. Really? As anyone who owns a dog – or cat – will tell you, in reality that white sofa would most probably feature a trail of muddy footprints and enough dog hair to give it a marbled effect. But all is not lost. It is possible to have a stylishly beautiful home and share your life with a four-legged companion. Here’s how.  

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exigency
noun, ek-si-juhn-see
“exigent state or character; urgency. a case or situation that demands prompt action or remedy; emergency.”