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Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated

By Adam

Last week we attended Sotheby’s to check our the Contemporary Curated exhibition. It was to preview the auction this week, that will give a chance to young collectors to experience a Sotheby’s buying art-buying experience. In the month, where £400,000,000 was spent on a painting, this collection of art is fair more accessible, with some pieces valued at just a few-hundred pounds. […]

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The Dapper Chapper Coffee Table with Camerich

By Robert Etheridge

The coffee table: a focal point; the life and soul of the party but equally happy propping up a book and a hot beverage on a rainy Sunday, these four-legged companions are more dependable than a golden retriever. The role furniture plays in our daily life can easily be overlooked. Personally, I find it’s the […]

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The Affordable Art Fair

By Michelle Connolly

When creating a home, after the obvious pieces of furniture and the colour of the paint, our next thought is usually – what can I put on that wall? While there can be some nice prints to be found in the mainstream stores, sometimes you crave something more original, a piece nobody else can just […]

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Top Tips for a Dapper Soiree

By Michelle Connolly

  We all know the Dapper Chapper is a man about town, seeking out exclusive spots of sophistication, with both finger on metaphorical pulse, and ear to fabled grapevine. But what about that lost art of entertaining at home? A relic of our parents’ era perhaps? Who, admittedly, weren’t still sharing converted warehouses with seven […]

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Georg Jensen X Aquavit

By Michelle Connolly

  It was a joint celebration last Tuesday in the new Aquavit dining room, for the 30th anniversary of the restaurant’s New York sister, and the launch of the beautiful new Georg Jensen bar collection, entitled Manhattan. Having newly arrived in St. James’ Market, it was a pleasure to see the beautiful heritage of the New […]

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Christmas decorations: Deck the halls like a Dapper Chapper

By Robert Etheridge

Remember when December used to feel really magical? The excitement of seeing Christmas decorations emerge from their annual hibernation, like the friends you see once a year as if no time has passed. That feeling of magic may have faded slightly (or not),  but either way there’s still plenty of enjoyment to be had in preparing your […]

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Antiques and vintage at Number8, East Croydon

By Robert Etheridge

On the completion of the new East Croydon Station in 1992, the building was described as adding a ‘soothing uncluttered elegance to a remarkably jumbled part of Croydon.’ The glass and steel building, though not universally liked, was designed so future reorganisation and change could easily be accommodated. Timelessness, built in. Perhaps the designers knew that almost […]

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Ceramic art by Ipek Kotan at Decorex London

By Robert Etheridge

 Limoges porcelain vessel with satin metallic glaze Whatever your opinion of autumn, it is perhaps pure coincidence that this evocative time of vibrant colours and the end of summer coincides with the beginning of the London Design Festival. For the interior design community, Decorex is one of the more important dates in the calendar. Synonymous […]

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Dapper Chapper picks… The Top 10 Mandles

By Robert Etheridge

A spritz of the right fragrance gives the finishing touch to a dapper outfit, so why wouldn’t you give your pad the same treatment by adding a couple of Mandles we ask? ‘Mandles’ (scented candles with a bit more appeal for the chaps) are growing in popularity and are a simple way to add a […]

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Bower and Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Review

By Adam

A couple of months we spoke fondly in a blog about a Bower and Wilkins P5 Wireless Headphones. We praised the way it combined style and substance hailing it as an outright market leading product. Now we’ve looked around at their other products it’s become apparent that Bower and Wilkins and The Dapper Chapper are […]

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Hu2 Design Animal Wall-Art

By Robert Etheridge

I have always been a firm believer that great design can change a life. Whether it’s a beautifully-designed bathroom that gives someone independence, a paint colour that lifts your mood or stylish recycled glassware that started life as old shards of glass, there’s no arguing with the fact that thoughtful design has the power to […]

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The Interview: Ceramist Ipek Kotan

By Robert Etheridge

At this year’s Ceramic Art London I was lucky enough to meet ceramist Ipek Kotan who took the time to talk to us about her strikingly beautiful works, all of which draw inspiration from the vessel form and its many connotations and meanings. On what was a very busy press night I learned not only about […]

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Wallpaper designs: Curio by Cole & Son

By Robert Etheridge

Wallpaper is one of the most effective means of bringing art into your room, whether making the most of an alcove or decorating a feature wall. Cole & Son are one of the most well-regarded names in the business having started producing elegant prints back in 1875. The new Curio collection is inspired by rarities and treasures d’art of […]

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Dapper Chapper Picks… the top 5 clocks under £100

By Robert Etheridge

Time… there never seems to be enough of it, especially when so much of the day is taken up with emails/Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/repeat. While time passes with frightening speed, it does also lend itself beautifully to illustration and as an optimistic nudge to having an extra 24 hours this year we’ve picked five of the best timepieces […]