byPublished on 29th August 2013 01:25 PM
Kensington isn't exactly the first place you'd associate with Japanese minimalism. But on the 17th of April it was the setting for what may well have been the first kodo incense ceremony in the UK.
Cushions and benches were assembled in a large space at the Conran shop on Fulham Road, the pop music pumping through the speakers was turned off and a small number of inquisitive attendees was treated to an hour of thoughts, anecdotes and, of course, incense burning, from Souhitsu Isshikenn Hachiya, Junior Master at Japan's Shino School. ...
byPublished on 29th September 2010 05:43 AM
Jane Packer, a renowned innovative florist who began her business in a small store in the heart of London's West End and has since achieved international success, has announced her new fragrance collection. The collection consists of five contrasting fragrances each inspired by the flowers she has worked with over the last two decades.