Serene Acropolis

The idea of aperture and the masonry shell of an existing house inspired the architects, David Jameson, to create this house, nestled within natural surroundings.  Four "glass temples" which allude to the Acropolis create not only breathtaking views but also allow volumes of natural light within the space and which glow in the landscape after dark.  


The interior is pared down, sleek and minimal...




A place to sit admiring the trees.  The huge windows make the most of the green views.

Glorious Greeks

 

If you are in London don't miss the Parthenon Marbles and other glories from Greece in the British Musuem.  Entrance is free.

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Stolen Marbles

A controversial permit from Ottoman authorities was granted to Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador.  Between 1802 and 1812 Elgin's agents removed about half of the surviving sculptures of the Parthenon and transported them by sea to Britain.  They were purchased by the British govermment in 1816 and placed in the British Museum.  Critics compare Elgin's actions to vandalism or looting and most Greeks demand "give us back our marbles".  Should the marbles remain in the British Museum or be returned to Athens?

 

An exquisite view of a section of the Parthenon Marbles, part of a collection known as the Elgin Marbles, currently displayed in the British Museum, London. 

Engulfed by Eros

This small sculpture is quietly beautiful in its fragility and grace.

 



Terracotta statuette of Eros riding on the back of a woman, made in Centuripe about 200-100 BC.  
Currently displayed in the British Museum, London.

Bournemouth Beach Huts

I love the pretty colours of these beach huts in Bournemouth, on the south coast of England, which face out onto miles and miles of golden sandy beach.


Work in Style

Create an inspiration wall in your office by taking a tip from interior design magazine, Lonny.  Here they reveal how they painted part of their wall with a magnetic primer followed by two coats of blackboard paint.  The T shaped desk can seat six people comfortably in this meeting room at the Lonny offices and creative lighting gives another layer to their stylish work space.