The Laslett, London

An apartment-like boutique hotel experience in Notting Hill

On the hushed street of Pembridge Gardens, lined with pristine Victorian townhouses, one would hardly have any idea that five of these Notting Hill residences—which date from the mid 1800s and Grade 2 listed—actually conceal a hotel. The exterior of newcomer The Laslett has been preserved so carefully, with no marked signage, in fact, that we had to double back and retrace our path a …

Minimalist Japanese and Taiwanese Homewares at Native & Co

Primal forms and honest materials under one roof at this Notting Hill shop

The founders of new London interior design store Native & Co, British-Japanese Chris Yoshiro-Green and Taiwan-born Sharon Jo-Yun Hung, met while studying at the Chelsea College of Art and Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London. As part of the research for a CSM project about Taiwanese aboriginal culture, the design duo lived with some of the native tribes of Taiwan and learned about their craft …