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Reclaim Magazine: All Things Considered

  In search of a change of pace and a more meaningful lifestyle John and Katy Maskell Bell left London in favour of a characterful Victorian house in rural East Sussex – a beautifully crafted home curated with antique and vintage finds. Deciding to leave the capital and head back to their roots on the East Sussex/Kent borders, creatives John and Katy Maskell Bell moved both home and business, Lost Property of London (LPOL), to an 1883-built house with Gothic Revival details on the edge of the Eridge Park Estate near Royal Tunbridge Wells. Casting a wide net over the area and viewing several ‘done-up’ houses, they eventually decided to focus their attention on finding a place they could slowly...


Inigo: Homes with a History

A Home with a History: in the second-hand spirit of things in East Sussex An escape to the country symbolised something of a homecoming for Katy and John Maskell Bell and their young family, who found a welcome echo of familiarity in a farmhouse with a Gothic twist. Katy and John Maskell Bell are trying to count the pieces they bought new for their Victorian farmhouse and they’re still on a single hand. We’ve landed on the French bed (a moving-in present from John’s parents), three ruffled lamp shades from Beauvamp and four of Hans Wegner’s ‘Wishbone’ chairs. These are arranged around a refectory table that spent the last few decades in Katy’s family home. There are still two fingers...


The Guardian Fashion Fixes

Bags of fun Update your handbag with a jolly squiggle clip on strap made from vegetable tanned leather and hand cut in England. The reversible design can also be personalised with a debossed monogram.  Read the full article


Country & Town House

Independent London-based design brand LPOL has been campaigning for sustainable practice in the industry since 2009. All of the brand’s accessories are made here in the UK, with local craftsmanship and minimum transportation (and transmissions) in mind. LPOL also creates its products with a zero-waste ethos, as seen with its latest release: a reimaginging of the classic black saddle bag. Saving leather off-cuts and surplus materials from going to landfill, the bag allows the brand to commit to more zero-waste methods in its workshop while creating crowd-favourite designs. The bag itself is also trendlessly classic, meaning you can take it with you through the seasons. Read the full article here


Die Guardian Closet-Klinik

Die LPOL-Gründer Katy und John Maskell Bell wurden in das Guardian-Gremium aus erfahrenen Lederpflegeberatern eingeladen, um Anleitungen und Ratschläge zur Pflege Ihrer Lederbekleidung und -accessoires zu geben.  Lesen Sie den vollständigen Artikel hier