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GOT A LIT TLE LOST DR IV ING IN TO LONDON R ECENTLY AND W ITH ONE W RONG TUR N I WA S GIFT ED A MOST MAGNIFICENT EDIFICE, R ISING BEHIND GILDED GAT ES, W IT HIN A N UNA SSUMING SUBUR B. IF YOU H AVEN' T DISCOV ER ED T HE BAPS SHR I SWA MINA R AYAN MA NDIR OR MOR E LOCA LLY KNOWN AS THE NEA SDEN TEMPLE, THEN LET ME PERSUADE YOU INTO MAKING A PILGR IMAGE TO T HIS OASIS OF BEAU T Y A ND MINDFULNESS

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THIS IS EUROPE' S FIR ST T R A DI TION AL HINDU T EMPLE , H AND B UILT IN INDIA ACCOR DING TO ANCIEN T VEDIC A RCHI T ECT UR A L TE X TS, ME ANING NO ST RUCT UR A L ST EEL H AS B EEN USED 26, 3 0 0 PIECES CARVED FROM B ULGAR I AN LIMESTONE AND I TA LI AN CAR R A R A MA R B LE, WER E THEN SHIPPED TO LOND ON AND A SSEMB LED ON SI T E BY 3 0 0 0 VOLUN T EER S A T RUE LAB OUR OF LOVE AND A T R IUMPH AN T EX AMPLE T H AT IN TR ICAT E CR A F TSM ANSHIP CAN STILL B E CR EATED TO GR EAT SUCCESS IN OUR MODER N WOR LD A ND MUST CON TINUE!

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IT' S A LL T HER E TO B E DISCOVER ED A ND A S THEY D ON ' T ALLOW PHOTOS OF T HE INNER MANDIR, WHICH IS B R EATH TAK ING , I HIGHLY R ECOMMEND TAK ING A P UR POSEF UL DETOUR TO T HIS FR EE AND F ULFILLING MONUMEN T

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I EN TER ED WI TH A CUR IOUS AND OPEN SOUL AND ENCOUN TER ED A NE W DI VINI TY AND HEIGH T ENED R ESPECT FOR ONE OF THE OLDEST LI VING R ELIGIONS B U T A LSO FEA ST ED ON SUR R EA L STONE AND WO OD CARVINGS TO MAK E AN Y ARCHI T ECTUR E AND IN TER IOR S LOV ER GASP IN DELIGH T


IN R EGA R DS TO CR A FTSMANSHIP I AM ALWAYS DESIGNING PIECES OF FUR NIT UR E AND HAV E PAGES OF DR AW INGS T HAT A R E YET TO BECOME A R EALIT Y. W IT H ENV IE EVOLVING I T HOUGH T I WOULD STA RT TO LAY PL ANS FOR THE FUTUR E OF the cra f te d collec ti on - FUR NIT UR E AND PRODU CTS DESIGNED BY ME AND MADE IN COLL ABOR AT ION W IT H GIFT ED CR A FTS PEOPLE W IT H OUR B IG MOV E TO THE MIDDLE EA ST IN NOVEMB ER I WILL BE SEEKING LOCA L CR A FTS PEOPLE TO HELP BR ING MY V ISIONS TO LIFE AND BEING ON T HE BOR DERS OF INDIA AND A FR ICA I A NTICIPAT E T HIS NEW ENV IRONMENT TO BE A GR EAT INFLUENCE IN FORT HCOMING DESIGNS T HE CHA IR AND CONSOLE PICTUR ED W ER E DR AW N CIRCA 10YRS AGO SHOW ING ET HNIC FL AVOUR WAS A LR EADY EVIDENT! WATCH T HIS SPACE...

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I H AV E BEEN FURTHER INSPIR ED TO COMMIT TO AUT HENTIC DESIGN A FT ER FUR NITUR E SPEAR HEADED BY ELLE DECOR AT ION. FROM FEB 2017 IT WILL BE I

ED R EPORTS T HEIR V ICTORY T HROU GH A FAU X INT ERV IEW STYLE ART ICLE W L AW, W HICH IF YOU A R E A DESIGNER, WILL WAR M YOUR SOUL A ND YOU MI CONSUMER.

I WA S MOST A FFECT ED TOWAR DS T HE END OF THE ARTICLE WHER E A GOOD W HO MIGH T QUEST ION T HE EXPENSE OF CL ASSIC / OR IGINAL DESIGN AND A ND EXPL AINS,

‘this isn't abou t weal th, i t's abou t desire, as cer tain pieces ha intended as democra tic design, jus t as not ever yone can ow n an Her mes handb W HAT I CONNECT ED W ITH IS ED ' s HONEST Y,

‘I can desire bu t not necessar ily ha ve, and such is lif

BUT ALSO MOSTLY T HEIR INT EGR IT Y TO T HEIR DIV ERSE R EADER S. T HEY CONT

AU THENTIC ' BARCELONA ' CHA IR A ND A COPY TO JUST IFY T HE HIGHER COST EFFORTS TO SOURCING AND DEPICT ING JUST AS UNIQUE BUT COST EFFECT IV

'There's

loads

of

grea t

s tu f f

ou t

there,

so

no - one

ever

has

to

AT ENV IE I ENDEAVOUR TO CR EAT E INT ER IORS THAT A R E AU T HENTIC AND U A ND A SSIST ING IN GET T ING T HE LOOK W ITHOU T BR EA KING THE BANK. T T HER E AR E MA NY CLEV ER A LT ER NATIV ES TH AT GIV E A SIMILA R LOOK TO A DECENT A LT ER NAT IV E T HEN I WILL SUGGEST T HE AUT HENTIC, BUT IT MIG

IN SUMMARY T RUST IN AUT HENT IC DESIGN AND DON' T BE A FR A ID TO S CR A FTS PEOPLE AND DESIGNERS IF YOU CA N' T FIND IT ON T H R EAD THE FULL A RT ICLE IN T HE ELLE DECOR AT ION OCTOBER 20 16 ISSUE 8


R EADING T HE T R IUMPHA NT NEWS IN T HE FIGHT AGAINST FA KE DESIGN ER ILLEGAL TO MAKE OR SELL KNOCK - OFF DESIGN CLA SSICS . BR AVO!

W ITH A ' NON -DESIGNER ' TO EXPL AIN T HE IMPORTANCE OF T HIS CHANGE I N IGHT W ISH TO EV EN C+P SECT IONS TH AT R EALLY ST ICK IT TO T HE CLU ELESS

D DOSE OF A R EALIT Y CHECK IS HANDED TO T HE 'NON -DESIGNER' R EADER WHY ONLY T HE W EA LT HY SHOULD BE PR IV Y TO T HIS ? ED SHRU GS THIS OFF

a ve become aspira tional sy mbols of a lu x ur y lifes t y le. These pieces were never ag.'

e. I t suck s sometimes.'

T INUE THE ' INT ERV IEW' W IT H A R AT IONA L COMPA R ISON BET W EEN A N

T OF A CL ASSIC, BUT THEY END, MOST IMPORTA NTLY, BY DEDICAT ING T H EIR V E { SA ID HIGH ST R EET } DESIGNS. IN THEIR WOR DS,

resor t

to

fakes.

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aren't

wor th

i t,

and

you

deser ve

more.'

UNIQUE IN STYLE BUT I AM ALSO SKILLED AT INT ER PR ET ING CLIENTS V ISIONS T HIS IS ENTIR ELY W HAT MY W EEKLY MUSE BOAR DS A R E T HER E TO INSPIR E . CLA SSIC BUT DON'T COMPROMISE ON QUALIT Y A ND W HER E T HER E IS N O GH T BE ONE W E FOUND AT AUCTION OR AN ANT IQUE / VINTAGE PIECE.

EEK LIKE - MINDED ALTER NAT IV ES BUT NOT COPIES . R EACH OU T TO LOCAL HE HIGH ST. AS THER E IS A W EA LT H OF TA LENT OUT T HER E.

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