Month: November 2015

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Posted by Published on November 30, 2015

What are you getting your true love for Christmas? Here’s some gift idea inspiration from the classic Twelve Days of Christmas song: 1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree 2. Turtle Doves Turtle doves stay with their partner for a lifetime and hence symbolise true love and loyalty – the perfect gift for your significant other. 3. French Hens Ooh la la! This image would look…

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Death and mortality were recurring themes in the life and work of renowned Regency architect Sir John Soane. The catalyst for Soane’s long-held professional interest in architecture of mausolea, funerary sculpture and monuments was his personal tragedy of losing his beloved wife of thirty-one years, Eliza Soane. Eliza died on 22 November 1815, and despite living a further twenty-two years after her death Soane never entirely…

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What better way to show someone you care this Christmas than by presenting them with a beautifully crafted gift that has had as much time and love put into it as you want to share. So when it comes to your Christmas shopping this year, why not think a little outside the (gift) box and opt for something unique. We know picking the perfect present may seem…

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The Best Boozy Pictures in Art

Posted by Published on November 13, 2015

From casual movie nights in, to classy affairs and then those crazy nights we struggle to even remember, booze is often a favourite accessory throughout the holiday period. Over the years alcohol has also been a key component of various artworks and has been construed in opposing lights, from promoting happiness and industry to invoking moral depravity. In London during the 1720s, gin was even a safer drink…

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