Barbara Chandler’s Love London: A Review

Carmen NatschkeStyle Study

Barbara Chandler

During my whirlwind design trip in the fall of 2011 to cover the London Design Festival, I met a petite dynamo named Barbara Chandler. Over a few days and design events, I learned more about Barbara: that she was a long-time journalist, photographer and a font of knowledge on all things beautiful in London. One afternoon, after a fascinating panel … Read More

London Style: 7 Days, 6 Bloggers, 5 Beautiful Look Books

Carmen NatschkeTo the Trade: Design Shows & Events

Stacey Bewkes Inspired by Blog Tour London Look Book

In September 2011, a select group of design, lifestyle and travel bloggers were invited to London to participate in a pioneering concept to marry design with international travel – Blog Tour 2011.  The Blog Tour design ambassadors captured all that is beautiful in London and its thriving design and arts scene. Here six of those talented bloggers share their London … Read More

Bathing Elegance: Samuel Heath Fairfield Faucet

Carmen NatschkeShowroom Style, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events


One of the many design infused stops along the BlogTour 2011 London journey was a visit to the world-class Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.  Our first showroom visit of the day started with a delightful champagne welcome at Samuel Heath. There I found quite a few exquisite design gems that would add luxury, glamour and elegance to any bath. The first … Read More