MAKE WAVES

London Evening Standard (West End Final B) - ES Homes and Property - - Design -

In­spi­ra­tional: The Great Wave off Kana­gawa, above, by Kat­sushika Hoku­sai was the first of 36 views of Mount Fuji, Ja­pan’s sa­cred moun­tain, by the Ja­panese artist. Th­ese were so suc­cess­ful that he later added more, to make a to­tal of 46. Right, the image is on a Jacquard cot­ton cush­ion cover, 33cm x 45cm. Priced £50 from the Bri­tish Mu­seum Shop, WC1 Won­der­wall: fol­low­ing Hoku­sai’s lead, fel­low Ja­panese artist Uta­gawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) also made prints of Mount Fuji with many end­ing up in the Ash­molean Mu­seum in Ox­ford, where they’ve caught the eye of modern mu­ral spe­cial­ist Sur­face View. It of­fers The Coast at Hota in Awa Prov­ince, by Hiroshige, as a cus­tom­made wall­cov­er­ing, left, from £65 a square me­tre. “You can even do a whole wall by cov­er­ing a ‘se­cret’ door,” says Alissa Se­queira of Sur­face View See-through shades of blue: above, vases and bot­tles in re­cy­cled blue glass cost from £4 to £30 at the Barker & Stone­house chain of 10 con­tem­po­rary fur­nish­ing stores. The Bat­tersea branch — with an in-store café — is at 100 York Road, SW11. Call 020 3040 6000 (barkerand­stone­house.co.uk).

li­nen/cot­ton sheets look best unironed — “the softer crease is ca­sual and invit­ing,” says Ivy Raw­son, whose brand Cloth & Clay is sold on­line. She’s based in Hong Kong with de­sign in­put from Cam­bo­dia, Tas­ma­nia and the UK. Re­versible li­nens have a light and a dark side to suit your mood. From £135.60 for a dou­ble size set. Call 01163 440035 (cloth­n­clay.com).

(british­mu­se­umsho­pon­line.org). (sur­face­view.co.uk).

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