We're moving from the rat and into the year of the Buffalo or Ox.
The Buffalo promises good fortune and great luck, and don't we all need it at this time! 2020 has been a difficult year for all, but now is a new year and a time to usher in optimism, strength, hope and comfort.
I was personally touched by tragedy in 2020 at the loss of my dear Dad to whom I owe so much, not least the name above the door. During my return to England to be by his side I was also returning to my roots and able to run in the mountains where I met this beautiful Highland Bull at the top of Red Screes in the Lake District, Cumbria. This photograph was taken by my good friend Chris Graham and captures the mystical beauty and power of these beasts whose gravitas I found all the more moving as his defiant presence at the top of the mountainside was solitary; fearlessly braving the elements. A reminder to stand our ground no matter what life throws at us.
Home should be a sanctuary of calm and our recent designs have been beautifully photographed in various settings by our customer, Norhor, who has once again captured this sentiment perfectly.
Here I share a recent image of the Dougong collection in oxblood red and black oak with Tongue chairs in oxblood and black leather.
Photograph and setting courtesy of our customer Norhor.
Here I am, with my dear Dad, also called John. I owe him so much and love him dearly, his memory will always continue to inspire me.
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