Beer and the Branding of Buildings

Branding, especially in the built environment, is often seen as something modern and something corporate, but don’t be fooled. I recently happened to be in Yorkshire with a free afternoon and fell upon the pretty village of Masham.  Masham has many delights, a chocolate box town square and enough vernacular buildings to delight any tourist. [...]

Distressed Gardens – Petersham Nurseries

Spring has sprung (sort of!) and, with the RHS Chelsea flower show just around the corner, minds naturally turn to gardens and the landscape. One of the quirkiest places to get lunch in west London is the legendary Petersham Nurseries. This garden nursery-cum-eatery has something of the quality of a film set,  managing to be [...]

The Typography of Paris

There is not too much to say about this. At Boundary space we are pretty big Francophiles and we also love graphics and typography, especially on buildings, so from our recent trips here is a small collection. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers [...]

Forgive them for they know not what they do (despite being told)

There is a book I can’t bring myself to buy: England’s Lost Houses: From the Archives of Country Life .  Why?  Well because it is unfathomable that such beauty, so many man hours and the fruits of so many people’s invention, toil and ingenuity can have been ended so thoroughly and so totally.  However, one [...]

Ham House, Geometric Gardens, Beer and a German Sausage

Making the most of spring (?) sun, we walked down the river path to Ham House. It is claimed by the National Trust to be one of the finest examples of 17th century fashion and taste.  Although too late to make it inside the house the gardens were delightful and seemed strikingly modern. Having ignored [...]

Osterley Park and the Importance of Architectural Joinery

  Only 20 mins by car from Fulham is Osterley Park.  If you put aside the regular aircraft noise you just cannot believe how removed from London this National Trust property seems to be.  With the weather having been so bad for so long, walking through the gardens in the sun was a rare pleasure [...]