I am a big sucker for anything set in 1950's post-war Britain.
The aesthetic appeals enormously to me, so I left in a state of inspired bliss after watching Phantom Thread.
Daniel Day-Lewis is an actor I have long admired but it was the styling (interiors and clothing) that really got me excited.
This period is often overlooked in British Fashion but the austerity of the time is delicately broken by flashes of luxury, a silk scarf teamed with a sensible tweed or Pyjamas bought in Mayfair worn with a "make do and mend" waistcoat.
I love that mix and it feels very current and on trend, as we all celebrate the great revival in English cloth mills like Fox Flannels ( who's cloth was used in the film).
Good design is timeless, whether it’s a beautiful piece of clothing or a considered piece of furniture. It’s something that former Crane Brothers alum Daniel Johnson knows plenty about, and with Kiosk, his new vintage business, he’s approaching mid-century design with a fresh perspective, celebrating the colourful, the sculptural and the eccentric. We sat down...
Webb’s is running an extensive online auction of photographs of the Royal Family in New Zealand. The photographs are sourced from the Fairfax Media archives, an Aladdin's cave of imagery. Conveniently launched over Queen’s Birthday weekend, the auction is seeing frantic bidding wars erupt over these iconic photographs. There are over 700 photographs presented in more...
We realise that parking in the central city has its challenges so we are thrilled to announce that we can now offer a personalised parking solution on a by-appointment basis.