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Summer Fun

It’s that time of year when the summer fetes are in full swing. There are plenty of country fairs, vintage car and traction engine rallies, agricultural shows, garden parties and even the occasional gun dog scurry. And we love them all. Even if the rains pouring down and the wind is reaching gale force, we still manage to turn up but if its hot and sunny, then were out in droves.

All these events have at least one thing in common and that is a  sense of history. It’s not just our identification with a bygone age (a simpler life full of craftsmanship, neighbourliness, local produce, home made cakes Continue reading →

Richard Neutra is alive and well and can be found in Bradford!

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Well, to be more precise, Richard Neutra’s furniture designs can now be seen for the very first time in Britain here at the Home.

Neutra was born in Vienna in 1892 and studied engineering and art as well as architecture and became an excellent draughtsman. This skill stood him in good stead when he emigrated to America in 1923. He initially worked for Frank Lloyd Wright but as work in the Wisconsin office began to dry up, Neutra continued his journey west and settled in Los Angeles just as Hollywood Continue reading →