Elena Bowes

New York-London design & culture writer of a certain vintage looking for meaning and wholeness in life

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July 1st, 2016 | People

John Derian, a Creative at Work and Play

Renowned designer John Derian made his first decoupage plates in his bedroom in Cambridge Massachusetts nearly thirty years ago. He got inspired after discovering  a box of unique antique prints in…

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April 18th, 2016 | PeoplePlaces

Three Lives Bookshop –

There are bookshops and there are bookshops. Three Lives & Company  on the corner of West 10th and Waverly Place falls under the latter category. The  much-loved, well-curated corner gem…

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April 17th, 2015 | Places

Wirth is Worth a Visit

What a day my friends Dani, Deezip (nom de plume) and I had exploring Hauser & Wirth’s splendid set-up in Somerset.  And we did it in a day so all…

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January 30th, 2015 | Places

Scottish Caper

The last time I went to Edinburgh I was 16 years old on a bike trip from Bath to Inverness. Actually, I was bike-free in Edinburgh – my bike got…

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