Toeing the line

Toeing the line

The appearance of Kunihiko Kasahara’s book Viva Origami in 1983 was something of a landmark in the history of origami design in the late 20th century and until the present day. The book is an anthology of the work of Jun Maekawa, at the time unknown to Western origami enthusiasts. Paul Jackson wrote a review […]

Christmas Greetings!

Christmas Greetings!

Click image for more information Our grateful thanks for all who have made our 2018 so exciting and eventful. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and send our best wishes for 2019. with love fromDavid and Assia 

Brilliant Horse by La Menagerie jewellery

Brilliant Horse by La Menagerie jewellery

Arriving the other day, just in time for Assia’s birthday, was this elegant necklace made by La Menagerie. Here she is trying on some new sunglasses (in December??) and looking particularly stylish. I’m happy to say that she is delighted. So am I, because, unlike other jewellery firms, La Menagerie obtained full authorisation before they […]

Studies of an old oak

Studies of an old oak

Since moving to my house 23 years ago, I’ve loved and admired this magnificent gnarled oak tree, which is just five minutes from my door. Every time Assia and I walk past it, we stop to admire it, whatever the season. We have been known to have conversation with it. Once, returning from a late […]