Will You Seek & Adore? I Did!

Sometimes in my world, it’s all about ‘dead people’s stuff’. By that, I mean that by virtue of the words ‘antique’, ‘vintage’, or ‘retro’, we tend to focus on things designed and made by people who are sadly no longer with us. That’s the meat and bones of the industry, but it’s refreshing, and correct, to consider the work of today’s craftsmen, much of which will arguably become the antiques of tomorrow. And a perfectly brilliant place to do it on is Hatty Fawcett’s website, Seek & Adore. Showcasing the best in contemporary British craftsmanship, the site offers a scintillating smorgasbord of glass, ceramic, metalwork and textiles. Over the past few months, the company have been asking a number of people to select their favourite items on the site, and write a few sentences about why they like them. I am honoured to be latest person featured, and you can see what I picked by clicking here. Click on the ‘Next Item’ link at the bottom right corner of the box to flip through my choices, …

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Mid-century modern and studio glass lovers out there will love the new (March 2012) edition of Homes & Antiques magazine, as I’ve written new article on the beauty of Mdina Glass for it. Already as popular with collectors as it is with those with an eye for retro, vintage, and modern interiors, you can learn how to spot a great piece, as well as the stories behind the company and Michael Harris, the fascinating and talented man who built it and provided the designs. The image above, courtesy of Homes & Antiques, is just a taster of what awaits you. Prices for the best pieces have risen tenfold over the past six years, but there are still plenty of bargains out there to be found. On that note, I’m excited to announce two unmissable opportunities to buy Mdina Glass. The first is a selling exhibition being run by my friend and colleague Mark Newsum, of Newsum Antiques in the picturesque village of Winchcombe in the Cotswolds. Mark kindly supplied all the glass that’s featured …

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