Friday, 29 October 2010

New York Times Magazine - Blogs

29th October 2010

London Underground / The Pleasure Seekers
By Elias Redstone

Fleur Britten states: "There is a new mood on the hedonist scene, away from shiny, overdesigned venues to something more appropriate for the times. You could call it “austerity chic,” but do not confuse it with cheap...People enjoy spaces that show some personality and soul.” The shift means that aggressive design and unnecessary accouterments, like tricky lighting walls, are definitely out...Instead the look is deconstructed, un-glossed and a little bit messy. While the aesthetic may change from place to place, the components favor the use of salvaged and “preloved”materials.

To get the look in London — be it an antique mantelpiece or religious artifact — head to Westland, Lassco or Alfies Antiques Market."

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Style Bubble

The lovely Susie on Style Bubble (a fantastic fashion blog!) blogs about a pair of silk 'cocktail' pyjamas from Tin Tin Collectibles. Its a fantastic read and includes some historic information on that type of pyjamas. She has also styled then in some great ways!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The London Magazine

Austrailian art dealer Jennifer Guerini-Maraldi's names Alfies as one of her 'Top Places to Shop' in The London Magazine

"Alfie’s is a must for finding individual pieces of furniture and fabulous lights from the 1940s-70s."

Saturday, 9 October 2010

The Times

Vintage for Beginners
Saturday 9/10/2010

Vintage Online
“The 1950s and 1960s

The postwar period is becoming increasingly attractive in the eyes of the collector and prices have begun to move accordingly…One of the best indoor markets for collectables from this era is Alfies: a list of dealers and their websites can be found at

The 1970s and 1980s

The 1970s was until recently known as the “decade that style forgot”; woth the exception of the kipper tie, a massive reappraisal has been taking place and both the Seventies and Eighties are now yielding up their treasures Alfies is still a good place to look online…”
Virginia Blackburn, Saturday 9/10/2010