Margaret Howell's choice of timeless design... →
No. 10 is the British motorway signs. As a child, on long car journeys, I used to look up at the signs and wonder who made them. I think I imagined a man, in a shed somewhere, carefully painting each one - his life’s work to represent every location that had a road going to it and inform us of how far it was from somewhere else. Just so we’d know. It seems my man in a shed was in fact...
Junichiro Tanizaki 'The Bridge of Dreams'
… Written late in Tanizaki’s life, ‘The Bridge of Dreams’ is an unsettling story in which an idyllic setting is unable to mask an ugly truth. The narrator describes his childhood and early adulthood at ‘Heron’s Nest’, his family home in the woods outside Kyoto. Although the house itself is not large, what sets it apart is its acre or more of landscaped...