Blog: September 2012

Celebrate Mickey Rourke’s 60th Birthday with Bute Fabrics!

Sunday sees the sixtieth birthday of Hollywood legend Mickey Rourke, the star of your scribe’s favourite movie – The Wrestler (2008). Rourke was robbed of the Best Actor award at the Oscars, and it’s a mystery why the movie wasn’t nominated for Best Picture, Best Script, Best Director and more. And yes, it’s true, your… Read more »

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Founded in 1978, Decorex International 2012 opens soon!

Decorex International is the daddy of all design shows and it opens in London a week on Sunday. Huzzah! Founded as a “small, exclusive and very targeted exhibition of high end interior design merchandise”, the to-the-trade show (with one afternoon open to the ticketed general public), is resident in purpose-built temporary structures in the grounds… Read more »

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Neue Galerie’s superlative Wiener Werkstätte inspired bed rest

“Give me a beach, something to eat, and a couple of broads, and I can get along without material things.” The Santa Monica bus driver who expressed his basic but base view of the sublime to city sage Reyner Banham (who included it in his 1971 book Los Angeles the architecture of the four ecologies),… Read more »

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Fiddlehead Ferns and magical copses inspire Melissa Wyndham for Robert Stephenson

Beyond the boundary of the Blackdown in West Sussex lie gentle copses amid tall oaks, and meadows with views to the South Downs. A finger tip forage at the right time of year reveals finely feathered ferns. Furled fern heads hug tight like curled sleeping dormice, while unfurled fronds reach outwards with similar delight to… Read more »

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Vera Za’arour’s Sunrise rug and a long anticipated film sequel

The recent welcome news that Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke will reprise their roles for a sequel to Richard Linklater’s film Before Sunset – itself a ten years on sequel to his film Before Sunrise – got your scribe thinking again about the new rug collection of Vera Za’arour, which COVER brought to our readers… Read more »

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