Today I have overdosed on Arts and Crafts detail.
As they say on the brochure Standen is an Arts and Crafts gem – designed by Philip Webb it is bursting with everything an Arts and Crafts fan could want to find –
I think the reason I had such a good time there today was because it wasn’t very busy so mostly I had the rooms to myself.
Photo: Standen House
The only part of the interior that photography is allowed is the conservatory- I did my best to capture some of the architectural details although compared to the rest of house it is sparse.
Photo: Conservatory detail
Anyway while I was moving from one beautifully exquisite room to another I wondered what Philip Webb, William Morris et al would make of our cheap mass produced throw away lives we live today?
Photo: Porch Detail
*The motto 'Head Hand and Heart' is taken from an inscription used by Charles Voysey, which became the motto for the Society of Designers in 1896. These three words are the keys to understanding Arts and Crafts: 'Head' for creativity and imagination, 'Hand' for skill and craft, 'Heart' for honesty and for love.