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Runway ready home trends


London West, UK - If next season's trends could be summed up in a sentence, it could be "I dare you." Whether it is a bold statement piece, or speaking up for what we believe in, designers showed activism on the runway...

Gervais Duc (1956 - 2017)

Gervais Duc 1956 - 2017 [photo Facebook

London West, UK - Gervais Duc set up Architectural Antiques in Hammersmith in around 1980 having started out by dealing in antiques. "I bought a fireplace one day and before I had finished doing it up, three customers ...

English Salvage old door scheme aims to help Kenya

Old doors on English Salvage website

Hereford & Worcs, UK - 'For every door you buy we'll send £10 to help Balloon Ventures grow business in Africa,' proclaims a banner on the home page of English Salvage of Leominster. The post-election violence in Kenya ...

Ethical fashion inspired by fly tipping

fly tipping print dress by Phannatiq ©phannatiq

London East, UK - Part-time harpist, educator, occasional snowboarder, and driving force behind phannatiq, Anna Skodbo takes a "clothes for people" attitude to designing. Attracting people from the likes of musicians...

Five questions with ATG

Screenshot of ATG 5 Questions

London South East, UK - A popular page in the weekly Antiques Trade Gazette is the Dealers' Diary and 5 questions with Frances Allitt is always a joy to read. The five answers from the featured dealers are a combination of l...

A Controversial Milestone

Cornish milestone © SalvoWEB

Cornwall, UK - Today the word 'milestone' is used to mark notable achievements along the passage of time. Learning to walk. Getting one's driver's license. A big promotion at work. Often forgotten are Europe's o...

James Johnson, mason carver: bankrupt or rescued by the Percy's?

Battlement figure [photo © Arch Heritage

Northumberland, UK - Architectural Heritage has acquired a stone figure of a soldier believed to be from the battlement of Alnwick Castle and carved by James Johnson of Stamfordham, or Stannerton, between 1750 and 1770. ...

SalvoWEB in Artist Residence little black book

Artist Residence Brighton ©Reclaimed Woman

East Sussex, UK - There is a strong temptation to book the literally lived-in look through Airbnb, the global home sharing website, with more listings than the top three hotel chains combined. Millennials and Generati...

Klompenmakerij - traditional clogmaking in Europe

Stacking clog soles in 1938 - note that the leather shoe worn by the stacker [still from Pathe News

Cumbria, UK - In Britain clogs tend to be associated with the Dutch because they kept their clog (or klompen) heritage alive during the 1950s-90s as part of the tourist trade but clogs could be found throughout Eur...

Devil among the tailors, bar skittles or ninepins

Devil amongst the tailors at Olliffs [photo © Salvo

Bristol, UK - Occasionally salvage dealers acquire old pub games such as bar skittles. These seem to have been a favourite in Victorian times or even earlier, possibly as a parlour game. But the strange thing is th...

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