parsons-green

The Green Carnation. Robert Hichens. London: The Unicorn Press, 1949. Original dustjacket designed by John Parsons.

“He slipped a green carnation into his evening coat, fixed it in its place with a pin, and looked at himself in the glass, the long glass that stood near the window of his London bedroom…There he stood in his favourite and most characteristic attitude, with his left knee slightly bent, and his arms hanging at his sides, gazing, as a woman gazes at herself before she starts for a party.”

London Cafe With Southern Californian Vibe

Inspired by California beach cafes, London design firm Alexander Waterworth Interiors bring bright colors mixed with pastels exude a Southern Californian vibe in a new deli in Parsons Green, in the heart of southwest London.

Yellow Tolix stools set the beach tone in the main room, where they’re paired with whitewashed bricks and a bar built from limed scaffolding boards. The Carrara marble countertop is framed with wood while raw bentwood chairs have been carefully dip-dyed in pastels to add color throughout the space.

Above: Raw bentwood chairs have been carefully dip-dyed in pastels to add color throughout the space.

Photos by Helen Cathcart