10 Things That Make Designer Luke Edward Hall Happy

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From his quirky ceramics to his bold interiors, London-based designer Luke Edward Hall brings a fresh edge to collaborations with clients like Burberry and Christie’s. This spring, his work will be featured at Alex Eagle Studio in London’s Soho neighborhood. Here, he shares his favorite pieces and what’s inspiring him right now.

I’m like a moth to a flame when it comes to colorful glassware.

Octagonal Striped Tumbler by Campbell-Rey, 1st Dibs

Big, beautiful flowers are a must for me at home and in my studio—particularly those grown at Fern Verrow, a biodynamic farm in Herefordshire.

Fresh Flowers, Fern Verrow

Ed Ruscha’s work speaks to the vernacular of Southern California landscapes and reminds me of a magical road trip I took from Los Angeles to Marin County.

A Particular Kind of Heaven Poster by Ed Ruscha, FAMSF Shop, $25

I work with a ceramist in Scotland who makes platters, plates, and vases that I hand-paint. I love the process—you end up with something unique but also useful.

Pink Roman Platter, Luke Edward Hall, $690

Cecil Beaton is my aesthetic hero. I’m always on the hunt for his beautiful books and diaries.

Happy Years: Diaries, 1944–48 by Cecil Beaton, Amazon, $75

Food and drink create lots of happy memories. This California Chardonnay takes me back to a stay on the Dorset coast with my boyfriend, Duncan.

Wild Boy Chardonnay, Hennings Wine, $37

Buly’s illustrated packaging is so charming. Whenever I’m in Paris, I make a beeline for the shop in Saint-Germain-des-Prés and stock up on soaps, toothpaste, and hand cream.

Huile Antique Scottish Lichen, Buly 1803, $47

For me, Stubbs & Wootton makes the best slippers. We recently worked together on a collection of embroidered velvet slippers and pouches featuring my drawings inspired by the Greco-Roman world.

Vitruvius Slippers, Stubbs & Wootton, $600 

The Landmark Trust rescues fabulous old buildings in Europe, then restores them into holiday rentals. You can stay in everything from a lighthouse to a Regency country home.

The Ruin in Hackfall, Landmark Trust

I’m a huge fan of the Rowing Blazers brand, which sells colorful embroidered rugby shirts, blazers, ties, and hats, as well as vintage books and ephemera.

Handmade 12-Gauge Heavyweight Rugby Shirt, Rowing Blazers, $185

This story originally appeared in the spring 2018 issue with the headline “10 Things That Make Me Happy.”

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