Boundary Space and George Spencer Designs at DECOREX 2014

Building upon the success of Decorex 2013, Boundary Space and George Spencer Designs reunite to deliver what we think is our most exciting stand for Decorex yet. With the  collaboration now in its third year, the Boundary Space team arrived bright and early at Syon House this Thursday with industrial velcro and glue guns in [...]

The Serpentine Pavilion

Every year, the Serpentine Galleries commissions an architect from different parts of the world to create a pavilion in their beautiful setting in Hyde Park. This year’s Pavilion is the 14th structure to be erected on the site, and like the ones before it, stands as an example of the avant-garde experimentalism current promoted by the [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Art Nouveau in Brussels

  In the land of beer, chocolate and waffles, on a recent (purely cultural!) long weekend, I made a visit to the wonderful Musée Horta – the home and studio of prominent Art Nouveau designer and architect Victor Horta. The whole building is meticulously designed and crafted, inside and out, by Horta; from the centrepiece of [...]

A Weekend in Milan

Written by our guest blogger Yidan Wang: “‘Porta Genova,’ the woman said when I asked her where in Milan we might find furniture or lighting stores that would sell independent designs.  Sitting behind an elegant white desk at Meritalia, she wore a colourful African head wrap and spoke in a manner with just the right [...]

Paris by Taxi

During the long queue from for taxis at Gare du Nord we were bemoaning the fact that Paris seems to be without an iconic form of transport – especially in regards to taxi’s. The stream of black Mercedes and BMW didn’t seem to have the appeal of New York’s yellow taxis or London’s black cabs.  [...]