The Fall of the British Isles...

The Fall of the British Isles…

I’m going to spend the fall showing and telling of many of our vendor friends in the UK. I’ve just returned from a marvelous fall trip to England and a visit to the WILLIAM HOLLAND factory.

We arrived in Bath, England to meet our host, who is a resident of Bath. How appropriate that William Holland Baths is located so close to the city of BATH. But first, a personal tour of the city.

 Wouldn’t this make an incredible showroom?

Wouldn’t this make an incredible showroom?

 The header over the door is perfect.

The header over the door is perfect.

 Across the plaza is the Bath Cathedral with their very clever angels using ladders to get to heaven

Across the plaza is the Bath Cathedral with their very clever angels using ladders to get to heaven

Next morning off to WILLIAM HOLLAND in the Cotswolds. It is a picture book place.

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 William Holland makes hand crafted baths, basins and more, and stores them all in these gorgeous buildings. The day we were there, a dairy cow came calling, right up to the front door.  Can you believe they are still using thatched roofs?

William Holland makes hand crafted baths, basins and more, and stores them all in these gorgeous buildings. The day we were there, a dairy cow came calling, right up to the front door.

Can you believe they are still using thatched roofs?

 All the tubs are copper or brass based and do an amazing job of holding the heat. And they really are comfortable. Stop into one of OUR showrooms and check them out.

All the tubs are copper or brass based and do an amazing job of holding the heat. And they really are comfortable. Stop into one of OUR showrooms and check them out.

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 I fell in love with this place before I even arrived.  And then I went inside their “showroom”

I fell in love with this place before I even arrived.

And then I went inside their “showroom”

 I want this!!!

I want this!!!

 And this !!!

And this !!!

 Taking votes on this one…So many choices though. You can do any metal color out (including matt black) and ANY color inside! Pink anyone?  Watch the video of Elegant Additions at Wm. Holland Showroom  HERE

Taking votes on this one…So many choices though. You can do any metal color out (including matt black) and ANY color inside! Pink anyone?

Watch the video of Elegant Additions at Wm. Holland Showroom HERE

 But I think I want this color?  If you’d like more information or a catalog, please contact us. And if you are ever in that part of England and would like to visit, please let us know. We’ll arrange it. Mark, one of the owners is a truly a lovely guy.

But I think I want this color?

If you’d like more information or a catalog, please contact us. And if you are ever in that part of England and would like to visit, please let us know. We’ll arrange it. Mark, one of the owners is a truly a lovely guy.

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Be back soon!

The Big Give

Over the last 4 years, San Antonio has come together to give nearly $15 million dollars to local nonprofits through the Big Give. Whether you care about the environment, arts, animal welfare or entrepreneurship, the Big Give is a great opportunity to show the community what matters to you!

Thanks to you, the 2018 Big Give was a major success! On March 22, all came together as a region and raised millions to feed families, educate children, put on shows, rescue animals, and make our region a better place to live, work, and play! We can’t wait to do it again next year and we hope you’ll join in making 2019’s Big Give a $10 million success! Whether you missed out on the giving fun or are just feeling extra generous, even though the BIG day is officially over, you can still scratch that Big Give itch and search and use our platform to find an agency you love and get involved. 

The New Heights initiative is an arts-in-education program, conceived by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), to expose middle and high school students to the classical architecture all around them in cities and neighborhoods across America. Exposing young people to architecture inspires creativity and strategic thinking, invites them to reflect on and learn from the past, and promotes an understanding of human culture, which fosters a more global worldview.  You can support The New Heights Initiative through The Big Give.

The program consists of in-class lectures and drawing classes taught by ICAA educators and architects on architecture, history, place-making, building practices, plaster molding, stone carving, etc. The program leads students through city and neighborhood architectural walking tours to experience local architecture and field trips. New Heights will also provide a valuable introduction to the many career opportunities in the fields of architecture and the allied arts.

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to promoting and preserving the practice, understanding, and appreciation of classical design. To do so, the ICAA offers a broad range of educational programs. These include intensives for architecture and design students, introductory programs for middle school students, lectures and walking tours for the public, continuing education courses for professionals and enthusiasts, travel programs to visit classical masterpieces, the publishing of original and reprinted books, and an annual journal entitled the Classicist. Through the annual Arthur Ross Awards, as well as other national and regional award programs, the ICAA also honors contemporary leaders of classical design and the related fields. The ICAA is a national organization, with 15 chapters across the country and headquarters in New York City. Each chapter organizes its own local programming to reflect the unique members and architectural traditions in its region. 

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Texas Design Week Houston

 

MONDAY, APRIL 23 THROUGH FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

On WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 @ 11 a.m., Elegant Additions, along with Milieu Magazine,

is sponsoring Keynote with Nathan Turner. 

 Location:   Back Row Home: 8570 Katy Fwy, Suite #111

Please join us for this informative and interesting event.

Nathan successfully merged his greatest passions - design, travel and food - into his eponymous shop. Located on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, Nathan’s store has become an expression of his years traveling, a faithful source for the country’s leading interior designers, as well as some of the most stylish individuals from coast to coast. An avid cook, Nathan equipped his past store on Almont with a full kitchen so that he could host intimate dinners and parties on site.

Nathan’s parties, products, and designs have been featured in major national and regional publications including Architectural Digest, Domino, Vogue, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Food & Wine, C Magazine, NY Times, & LA Times.  Nathan is also special projects editor at Architectural Digest & contributing editor at C Magazine.

Texas Design Week is comprised of a series of Design + Art Talks by noted interior designers, architects, artists, product designers, and visionaries, with a full program of book signings, pop-up shops, salon talks and cocktail events. Texas Design Week launched in Houston, Spring of 2017. Texas Design Week Houston 2018 will host the first annual Designers at Home, 2-3 day home tour.

 

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Celebrating Women In Design

Rice Design Alliance 2018 Architecture Tour

Join the Rice Design Alliance for its 43rd annual architecture tour - BALANCE

Chaired by Rice Architecture graduates Jacki Craig Schafer, ’08, and Christopher White, ’08, this citywide tour takes place on April 7-8, 2018 from 1- 6 p.m.

This even celebrates seven women whose efforts on six projects demonstrate their leadership and indefatigable commitment to a better Houston. The strengths of their stories will unfold over the next several weeks as these practitioners share their personal and professional journeys, perspectives on practicing amidst complexities, discuss issues such as gender equity, diversity and leadership and what changes and challenges lie ahead.

Click HERE for more info...

 

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