theoldmortuary.design takes its name from our home. We recently redeveloped an old, unused undertakers building. We bought the building unseen as the keys to the back portion had been lost long ago. Before we actually got in the building I had a romantic notion that we would find artefacts not dissimilar to the beautiful bottle here, which I actually photographed at Petersham Nurseries, Surrey. The truth was somewhat different.
theoldmortuary. design has long existed in my mind. Blogging about it is one of the first steps to making it real. Intended as a gathering point for all things creative, it is both a real bricks and mortar place and a notional place of thoughts and creations. As creative projects mature into tangible objects they will be showcased here. Daily blogging will give me the chance to record and comment on the things that inspire or impress me.
The image above of Battersea Power station is a record of a moment. Commuting into Victoria every day there were often fabulous photo opportunities with this powerful architecture. However they were often obscured by other trains. This was a moment when I was heavy-lidded from a period of 24 hour on-call. Thankfully my iPhone captured a rare moment of quiet.
This image is precious because development has obscured this beautiful silhouette forever.
We love serendipity. This cushion resting against a worn wall in the Reaching Out Teahouse in Hoi An, Vietnam, makes perfect harmony with its environment.
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Sunday morning with a Benjamin Moore colour chart. Too bad we’re only choosing a grey.
A review of a visit to Ocean Studios this weekend.