10% off your first nights stay at our B&B

Gingerbread House - for real

Posted by on

Another Living Architecture masterpiece! This time a collaboration between FAT & Grayson Perry and located in Essex, this is a holiday home beyond expectation. Of course, it's booked up now. Maybe next year.... The building itself has gorgeous views out onto the River Stour but at night, the view into the church-like windows has an altogether different picture. Filled with the Turner Prize winners work, it isn't short of colour. The detailed interiors are mixed with gloss surfaces, wood finishes and moulded tile fireplaces. I love the slightly pistachio bathroom.

Playful, intelligent and with a sense of storytelling, the house is born out of a conceptual love story - a fulfilled promise to a wife that if she died before him, he would buy the Taj Mahal, on The Stour. 'Julie Cope' now lives on in the house for all of us to experience. Must watch the Channel 4 documentary.

architecture art design interior travel UK

← Older Post Newer Post →

JOURNAL

RSS
Tags
advert advertising aesop amsterdam architecture arita art australia b&b bag baking bar barcelona barista bath beach-resort beans beauty beech beer belgium bench Berlin beverage bistro black blanket bolon bompass and parr book books boutique branding byredo parfums cafe cake calendar candle celebration ceramics check chickens chocolate Christmas clean club mocaco CM at Noma coffee coffeehouse cold-coffee collaboration collection colour colour palette Comins Teahouse Compartés Chocolatier conservation cook cook book cookbook cooking copenhagen cos cosmetics craft creative crowdsourcing culture curate curated curated living darkroom decor denmark design Design Academy Eindhoven dessert digital dining disability display doshi levien drink Dunhill eat eating eco eggs entrepreneurs Erwan Bouroullec event exhibition experience facial fair trade fair-trade farming fashion fast food felting fig and yarrow flat white flat-pack flooring food Frame furniture gallery garment gift gifts girls graphic graphic design grid grocery grooming guides hanger hay health hermes home homeware hospitality hotel identity ikea illustration ilse crawford interior interior design interiors italian japan japanese japenese kfraser kids kinfolk kitchen knit knitwear label larder latte art lee broom lifestyle light lighting living local logo london London design festival LondonCraftWeek luxury magazine make-do-and-mend manga marble margot house Mast Brothers materials meditation meetandshop men merchandising metal metallic metalwork mexico milan2015 milan2016 modernism monocle nails nappy nature navy nendo Nicholas Vahé Nina Tolstrup noma nordic normann copenhagen norway notebooks notecards object objects online online shop online store organic packaging paint paris patisserie pattern peach pen pencil phone photography pink planner play polymer pop-up porcelain portugal present and correct presents print product product design pump street bakery recipe restaurant retail retails roast roastery round hill scandi scandi design scandinavia scotland sculpture seasonal Sholten & Baijings shop silver skills skincare sleep social Sou Fujimoto spoon sports england stationery Stefan Diez store stripes studio Studio Toogod Studiomama sweet table Tea Teahouse technology terrazzo textiles The Chocolate Society this girl can tibet tivoli tokyo Tomas Alonso tools touch travel treatment Trophy Wife UK USA wallpaper* wares washing weaving wellbeing wellness what katie ate window display wine wood Woodblock Chocolate wool workshop