In Issue 47

When we first started buying items for our home, we found that there was so little interest in furniture from the 1930s, that we were able to kit out our the entire place on our very meagre budget. Of course, once we’d started to invest in ‘the look’, it quickly led to us seeking out all manner of period accessories at auctions and fairs to go with it; cocktail and smoking sets, Bakelite boxes, rugs, lighting... the list went on, and so did our buying!

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Woo Gilchrist
Bohemian Bayou

New Orleans is one of those cities where the beauty and character lies in the patina, and antiquated architecture, which, when pieced together works seamlessly. This Bohemian New Orleans style plays with pattern, texture, patina and colour, which can bring a vibrant, eclectic, quirkiness of character to any home. But mixing so much pattern and texture from vintage finds can be tricky, which is why you only bring together items that you truly love and can’t live without!

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Woo Gilchrist
Jazzing it Up

The world of interior design had been ticking along very nicely – the occasional peak causing a few ripples of excitement, the occasional trough where it got stuck in a stylistic rut - but then Art Deco burst onto the scene and turned the accepted status quo completely topsy-turvy.

Sandwiched between two bleak periods, the aftermath of WWI and the grey Depression years, Art Deco was an explosion of life, warmth and colour that refused to be contained. Bold and controversial, this was a style that would muscle its way to the centre of the design stage, and become an effervescent inspiration for countless artists and designers ever since.

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Woo Gilchrist
In Issue 46

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! We’ve gone so darn colourful with this issue, you may need to grab your shades...

Whether you remember the 80s with fond nostalgia or have a new found appreciation for the period – boy, oh boy you’re in for a treat. We kick off with a throwback to our 80s-themed issue from four years ago, and we give you lucky readers a heads up on how to get hold of your very own copy. It’s the perfect introduction to Matt Fox’s collection of mindboggling 80s gadgets and memorabilia that comes next.

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Woo Gilchrist
Roll Up, Roll Up...

It’s certainly not hard to see the appeal of fairground antiques and here we show items either currently for sale, recently sold or, in some cases “not for sale” and never will be as they are treasured in their owner’s private collection. These are objects that either appeal to our fond childhood memories or fill us with a strange curiosity, either way they are of real historical and artistic interest.

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Woo Gilchrist
Vera Pegrum - The UK’s answer to Tretchikoff?

Over the Years, a number of people have drawn comparisons between the paintings produced
by Vera Pegrum and Vladimir Tretchikoff. The similarities cited, however, tend to be superficial, revolving mainly around their subject matter and style – both painted portraits of Asian and African men and women, and both tended toward realism as their medium.

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