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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 13:12

Love design? Then take a seat and check out our 2015 round up of designer seating - for out side and in.

(above : Sheaves by Steven Banken)

Garage Magazine

Arch Dining Chair by Christopher Guy Portuguese Roots Chair - designer Alexandre Caldas

Swing Chairs by Iwona Kosicka

Uncle Jim by Philippe Starck

Rosa Chair by Studio KMJ

Elegant Plywood Chair by Branca

Why Knot Bench by Kino Guerin

Axel three-seater - Anthropologie Furniture

The Lobster Chair by Lund & Paarmann

Upwood Up-chair by Martin Ballendat

Toga Chair by Reut Rosenberg

Masters Chair Metallic by Philippe Starck

Magis Proust - Alessandro Mendine 2011

The Kartell Mademoiselle Chair designed by Philippe Starck

Axiom Law's New York City Offices - BHDM Design

Bubble Club Sofa for Kartell by Philippe Starck

Toga Chair by Reut Rosenberg

Blueberry's Armchair for BYogratia Design by Carlo Colombo

Pant Rocker by Joe Manus

Breeze - AKA Savannah Rocker III by Jolyon Yates

Jaehyo Lee

Portuguese Roots Chair designed by Alexandre Caldas

Masters Chair Metallic by Philippe Starck

Ribbon Chair by Tom Vaughan

Haluz Rocking Chair from Studio Vacek

Philippe Starck

Genny designed by Centro Ricerche MAAM design by Mathieu Camillieri

Kana Nakanishi

Fiam Ghost Chair by Cini Boeri

Custom Made Chair by Karen Ryan

Magis Puppy chair

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Ways of seeing } juxtaposition & poise

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 18:43

...and so we continue on with our journey of what is inspiring our designs as one season draws to a close and the next gets set to begin. There are actually 14 days of Summer left, but we are definitely feeling the call of Autumn around here.

Levitate - Forest Felled 2013 by Rob Mulholland

Untitled sculpture of Birch tree sections in mirror boxes, 2008 by Anthony James

Western Screech Owl by Brad Wilson

Cage & Mirror, 2011 by Jeppe Hein

Cage & Mirror, 2011 by Jeppe Hein

Panic on the Titanic by Verdon Tomajko

Alice in Wonderland Vogue

Gothic Arches, Romenesque church (1976) Collection of the Jean Lurcat Museum of Contemporary Tapestry, France - 

Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdams

Truth is Beauty at Burning Man Festival by Marco Cochrane

Muhammad Ali

Face Off, 2007 by Kevin Francis Gray

Anish Kapoor

15 untitled works in concrete by Donald Judd

Floating Barn by Architect Firm NRJA (No Rules, Just Architecture)


Elephant, 2000 by Kendra Haste

Las Cascadeurs installation by Laurent Gongora

Featuring 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Appearing Rooms by Jeppe Hein

Momento, 2006 by Arcangelo Sassolino

​Las Cascadeurs installation by Laurent Gongora

Tide Flow - Time Flow by Rob Mulholland

Ceramic Glaze Pinterest

Located at Playa del la Malvarrosa, Spain known as 'Water Boat Fountain' (Fuente del Barco de Agua)

Aero Agoderies by Mark Baltes

Art installation, Paris, Pinterest

Crochet rocks, Pinterest

Smart Urban Stage - global online project dealing with the term Future of the City- The brand behind the online project is Smart. Design by Nathan Vincent - Yarnstorm the third, the phonebox cosy, photo courtesy of Shawn Thomas 'A knitted Wonderland'

Helsinki Cathedral. Three Finnish organisations - Marttaliitto, Tekstiiliopettajaliitto & Novita started their campaign January 2011. Their goal was to crochet 1,000 blankets to cover the stairs of the Cathedral & then donate them to families in need. Finnish volunteers all over the counrty, from little pupils to pensioners made nearly 8,000 blankets!

Mesa Arts Center - Yarn Bombing

Yarn Bombing in Kannakura, Japan Babukatorium - Spider web crochet tree




Elephants Ear by Ruben Bellinkx

360 Illusion by Jeppe Hein

Alice in Wonderland by Fabio Bartlett for Vogue

Lego Tree House Pinterest

Arno Meintjes, Southern Ground Hornbill

Stephane Rolland


Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane at Burning Man Festival 2013


Maracatu by the Campana Brothers

Monica Elena Parrots Eye 


Vestige, 2009 by Rob Mulholland

Mustangs by Robert Glen

A Room of Memory by Chiharu Shiota


Shao Fan

The Berlin group Mentalgassi uses prints and wheatpaste to transform urban bits and objects into beautiful works of art.

Two members of the Bertram Mills Circus walk head-to-head at Hammersmith Broadway in London 1953.

more Yarn Bombing

Lawn Cherries by Tim Walker


HendyCurzonGardens at the V&A






Barn Owl by Brad Wilson

Eastern Screech Owl by Brad Wilson

Eurasian Eagle Owl by Brad Wilson

Flammulated Owl by Brad Wilson

Mexican Spotted Owl by Brad Wilson

Spectacled Owl by Brad Wilson

Long Eared Owl by Brad Wilson

Great Horned Owl by Brad Wilson

Tide Flow - Time Flow by Rob Mulholland

Yarn Bombing

The infamous Secret Garden Party paint fight 

Secret Garden Party

Brink & Chapman

Maximus Hendy Curzon

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Ways of seeing } shape & form

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 18:12

"there is no better designer than nature" - Alexander McQueen

In this week's blog we are looking at shape and form. The inspirations for each bespoke project grow from a continual drive to create thoughtfully designed places of beauty and art outside.

- Hornbeam Hedge, Les Trois Pommes, France, Malcolm Kirk -

Our canvas and mediums are ever changing with the seasons, which is a challenge that we welcome. It keeps up momentum and ushers in continual change and adaptation. For our clients we strive to capture the essence of their style and function and generate spaces and places that simultaneously stimulate and restore them, throughout the seasons.

Paola PIvi, Feathered Polar Bears

- Dismemberment, Gibbs Farm - Anish Kapoor -

Part 1 of our ways of seeing blog shares some of the sources that have informed our designs for both projects in the works and pending,  2015.

Fluid forms and colours

by Faig Ahmed

Landscape by Elizabeth Leriche

Dismemberment, Gibbs Farm - Anish Kapoor

Philippe Perdereau -

- Dismemberment, Gibbs Farm - Anish Kapoor -

Landart, both rural and urban has had great influence on projects of late,

- Landart : Concrete Mixer by David Batchelor -

alongside domestic garden projects that are heavily influenced by the interior design and aesthetics of client's homes.

- by S.V.G -

Graphic Forms

Landmanna Laugar, Iceland photo by Wild Wonders of Europe

- Gelukstraat Belgium, Architects: Dierendonck Blancke Architecten, Photo: Filip Dujardin -

"creating something out of thin air is easy. It's finding the air that's hard"

- Asher Trotter

Sopheap Pich, Sculptural Artist

Light & Form

The Magnet Maple - Sylvain Meyer

Environmental Art by Michael Heizer

- The Lacemaker, Tord Boontje -

Lines of Perception

Sol LeWitt - Pyramid, Gibbs Farm

Inception - Christopher Nolan

Anila Quayyum Agha - Intersections

The Written Garden in Berlin's Gardens of the world 


"It is far better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation"- Herman Melville

Organic Shapes

Asmacati shopping centre, Turkey

Phuktal Monastery or Gompa in Ladakh, India

Dieter Biskamp

Lost Time by Studio Glithero

- photographer - Licinda Lambton -


Underwater Tree in Jiuzhaigou Valley


Qilian, Qinghai China

Terraced rice fields, Yunnan, China

High Trestle Trail Bridge

Paola Pivi, Feathered Polar Bears

Autumn Interlude, Maria Kaimaki

LED Mushroom Lights by Yukio Takano

- Zander Olsen -

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."

- Steve Jobs

Terraforms by Jamie North

The T-shirt Issue - Berlin based interdisciplinary design collective 'Muybridge'

Function & Form

A Monochromatic Farewell to a condemned house in Germany - Haus In Schwarz (House in Black) by Erin Sturm & Simon Jung

Ceramic books on building facade in Amsterdam

Girls in The Windows by Ormond Gigil

Cal Lane

Material Science photographed by Aitken Jolly for Dansk s/s 2015

Elizabeth Leriche

Next time on the blog } Summer celebrations!

Ways of seeing part 1 Source Book: Leader image by Brad Wilson, all else as listed, a few unknown

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Brit Summer

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 09:45

Come rain or shine we are ushering in British Summertime with lots of colour and nostalgia this year. We hope that this post will get you in the spirit of the season and all that it has to offer. We have curated our inspirations for design and lifestyle so expect a very British blog laced with eccentricity.

british avant garde

Rodney Smith

Hendy Curzon Gardens

Sight of Transgression by Madame Peripetie photography

Gehoersturz in Deviantart

Essential summer flowers in the garden with Hendy Curzon




Jos Van Wunnik 

summer glamping (-luxury camping)


London Sreet Art 

front of house Hendy Curzon Gardens


Winston Churchill - Magnum Photos

town & country


Forest Adventure Farm - Burton on Trent

HC Summer planting workshops 2015

Rodney Smith


Big Ben Reflection

white hot

HC Gardens outside in

Roadsworth - Canadian street artist

Alexander McQueen

red hot


'blood swept lands and seas of red' - Paul Cummins WW1 centenary commemoration at the Tower of London

cool summer

blueberry icecream

Lavender & Hyssop icecream

pop art summer

Twiggy for Stella McCartney

HC Summer Wild flowers

LK Bennet for Chelsea in Bloom Design Week

'Time Reversal' art installation by Alice Anderson ('dolls hair' cascades out of the Rifle maker gallery)

Heston Blumenthal worlds largest ice cream

quintessential brit summer


Roses & Sweet peas HC Gardens

Jo Malone scents of summer

Summer HC Gardens

... want to take a few sneaky peeks at some HC projects completed this year?

London front of house - and in the back garden...

a little bit of the country in town

The Cowshed project


outside in from HC Prairie 


That's it from us for this post. Next time on the blog we are back to looking at land art - rural and urban, and sharing more from our client's projects this summer. In the mean time...

have yourself

a very

British Summer





Elisabeth Ansley - Trevillion Images

Brit Summer SourceBook } Leader image : The Union bowler hats in Portebello Road Market, London, Deviantart, Pinterest, Tumblr, flickr, Jet Studios, HC Gardens, Trevillion images, homespun, houzz, Magnum photography, Liberty London.

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new beginnings

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 09:05

Spring fever is spreading. People are buzzing with a new season of blossoms and blooms and all that Spring time has to offer in 2015. A lack of April showers has slowed down foliage unfurling but the start of May certainly heralds Spring. Enjoy!

Spring 2015 buzz

Floral couture by Alexander McQueen

We are waiting with baited breath to attend the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A.

Outside in : Dried Hydrangeas from last season

Edible flowers trending in our gardens for drinks and salads

Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015

Seeds are being sown this Spring for a plethora of wild flowers and a riot of colours across gardens & landscapes in Summer 2015

A vintage and nostalgic vibe is trending in gardens for 2015

Tulip time over at Judge's House right now. More HC gardens & landscapes as they begin their Spring cycles to share here soon.

Inspiration : Jules Gervais Courtellemont portrait of a Barcelona flower seller in La Rambla 1929

Alexander McQueen 

Alexander McQueen

Coco Chanel 

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2015

Ombre Tulip. A rogue beauty over at Judge's House.

Kitchen Gardens

Alliums are as popular as ever this year. The first Allium flowered in our nursery - a little hasty though!

Fritillary have been particularly coveted this Spring

Front of house Tulips

Everyone is growing Sweet Peas this Spring ready for Summer cut flowers - easy peasy!

Reaping the rewards of cut flower gardens implemented last year

Modern Prairie : big on the horizon this year, across both large landscapes and small gardens. Watch this space for meadows big & small.

Woodland style planting with contemporary twists. We have much of this to share this year - hand in hand with Landart.

Season favourites : tiny little woodland Violas on mass. Our favourite is this one known as 'Freckles'

Nostalgic Forget-me-nots. Move over yellow, Spring 2015 is all about blue.

Join us again for more Spring updates and new season styles as Flower Show season begins. What will be trending?

- All images and content are by Hendy Curzon Gardens with the exceptions of the design inspirations listed as they appeared -

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