Oliver Childs’ simple and beautifully designed website, Homespun British Design, is both a shop and an information source about 20th-century (mostly post-war) British design. It only sells a few things, but they are well-edited, nicely photographed and accompanied by interesting little nuggets of historical information about each piece. The site also contains a few essays on related subjects, from Olivetti’s influential Valentine typewriter to little biogs of Ernest Race and Robin Day. The whole thing is clearly a labour of love, and all the better for it.
- @SoVeryBritish My eyes!!!!! 22 hours ago
- Chuckling at the idea of an "iconic towel" as described to me in a press release that just arrived in my in-box 1 week ago
- Mmmm lovely apartment in Venice. A bit Carlo Scarpa (with colour) a bit po-mo, a bit of everything really… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 week ago
- RT @FryRsquared: A life in banknotes (from here: tinyurl.com/ycf2zgez/) https://t.co/PRP8kkYNvc 1 week ago
- Been thinking a lot about the dreamy view of the Ouse from this house in Lewes, by @SandyRendelArch, on sale throug… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 week ago