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Hatching a Plan

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Recently I’ve been doing a little work for Pegasus Land. They are creating a series of purpose built flats in new and reconditioned buildings with private apartments and also communal areas, such as dining rooms, pools and gym facilities.…

An English Padlock

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"Be to her virtues very kind;And to her indulgencies a little blind". As a child in the house where I grew up, I always longed for there to be a secret room. I used to dream about opening a door I’d never seen before and finding evidence…

The Model Career?

It’s interesting to wonder just how you arrive at your job. How much is luck or destiny. Everyone has talents of one sort or another. Mine are luckily all aligned towards art and design. I have always drawn and made things, ever since I was…

Autostory- our new product: Classic Car Histories

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After years of working on the Archistory project creating architectural drawings combined with house histories, my friend, researcher and house historian Paul Murray is embarking on a new idea. Paul’s passion for classic car restoration has…

It's Christmas all year round in Perry Vale

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Ted Christmas’s development on Perry Vale was completed in 1903. Whilst researching the history of one of these houses we discovered that the first letters of the house names in the whole terrace spell out the builder’s name, so his mark…

Before 'Windows' there must have been 'Doors'

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Whilst researching a house in Blackheath in London I discovered some interesting notation in the basement. These must have been calculations for the coal bill, scrawled onto the nearest thing to hand- the back of the door. I suppose rather than…

The Resident Magazine

It’s always great to receive good publicity and we’re thrilled that this piece of editorial has just been published in ‘The resident’, South London’s leading local magazine. This monthly publication is distributed straight to the doors…