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Creative Living: London by Emily Wheeler


Creative Living: London

Where do creative people live? Would you like to peek inside their homes? A new book called: Creative Living: London by Emily Wheeler, explores these questions, and, of course London is where her journey begins.

Just like New York City, a lot of creative people—a high concentration—live in creative hubs such as London.
Is this where real style begins? We look into the homes of fashion stylists, artists, interior and product designers, textile artists, couture designers and those who create furniture.

In Creative Living we see how artists display their own work, create storage, and just generally, pad their nests. There are lots of photos along with some splendid outdoor photography and shots of Soho, Coventry Garden, Westminster and more.

"In Creative Living we see how artists display their own work ..."

It’s interesting to see how Adriana Natcheva, an architect, divides up a studio flat, changing the spatial dimensions.

Glimpses of glamorous, bohemian and eccentrically English design populate the 300 + pages. It also interesting and elucidating to see how different periods of furnishings from Victorian, French antique and mid-Century modern are mixed and some of the spaces, in fact, most, make bold strokes either with paint or finishes—often to dramatic results such as the bathroom of Marc Newson, a product designer.

Another very earthy abode belongs to Hannah Plumb and James Russell, who create interiors and sculpture from salvaged or forgotten pieces. Their vintage suitcases placed into the wall as a dresser—make quite an interesting tableau.

The rooms depicted are not beautiful like magazine setups but vignettes of creative, eclectic, and sometimes downright strange and creative homes. Favorite pages are textile designer Neisha Crosland’s lovely and imaginative bedroom on pages 134-5.

The book ends with the cool, dark, dreamy and simplified house of Graham a fashion photographer and Jo Atkins-Hughes, a fashion stylist.

And see if you can match the home with its owner using the Directory photos in the back of the book.

Creative Living: London by Emily Wheeler. Thames and Hudson, 2013; ISBN: 978-0-500-51697-3. Retail: $40.



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