The Design Director at Plain English shares the Insta accounts that inspire him.
Straddling the present and past with ease is a quality that comes naturally to Merlin Wright. The son of an architect, he remembers that his father, ‘always enjoyed the past, but he also had a modern sensibility.’ It has been an enduring influence, as he explains. ‘Often, we mix our plain or contemporary designs with the more traditional, blurring periods and styles, because many buildings are like that anyway: they have evolved over time.’
Here he shares the achingly cool, seriously stylish and plain fun accounts he follows on Instagram.
The design diary of Alice Rawsthorn; journalist, author and curator. Incredibly knowledgeable, Alice brings our attention to a wide range of design related issues.
A fantastic magazine which explores art, culture, design, philosophy and anything else it can think of.
A glamorous and very well-funded magazine which features articles and short films on art, design, music and erotica.
A brilliant idea: an estate agent which only deals with cool properties. Has now expanded to include publishing and a magazine but the website itself is better than most design magazines anyway.
Enticing photos of places I'd rather be, for a visit anyway.
Brutalist and mad soviet Modernism.
Good for an overview of what's happening in the design world, both good and bad.
A magazine which celebrates the eccentric, the timeworn and the overlooked.
We've worked with Howe. Christopher has a great eye for quality and the hidden harmonies between objects of all types and periods.
Beautiful things, beautifully presented.
Artist, sculptor and alchemist of colour and shapes.
More colour – the dramatic and emotional power of film examined through colour analysis.
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“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” J.R.R. Tolkien Farewell Ian Holm. Bag End would not have been so inviting without you as our Bilbo Baggins. . . . . . . . #lordoftherings #ianholm #bagend #bilbobaggins #hobbit #hobbithouse #filmset #filmdesign #filmandfurniture #furniture #furnituredesign #design #productiondesign #setdecoration #artdepartment #setdesign #setdec #tolkien #bilbobagginshouse #interiors #interiorinspo
Investigates and sometimes sells the furniture and accessories from films.
Mesmerising short demos of calligraphy, sometimes a bit rude.
Unusual people in their unusual dwellings.
A bit of fun; contributors send in real life snaps of locations that resemble the flat, pastel, unplaceable images of Wes Anderson's films.
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