please empty your brain below

that looks suspiciously like a stack of IKEA stools in the back of the photo next to the wall
As ever DG your description brings the place to life beautifully. And fabulous to see Frognal receive a mention - one of London's "disappearing" placenames.
Thank you. We live 5 minutes from here and didn't know this was on. We have now been to visit.
Caroline, that's the original 30s design by Aalto.
Darn, well that's me in my place :(
After passing through Wapping, yesterday, and seeing what was going on at Tobacco Dock this weekend, I could've sworn your post for today was going to be about the 'London Tattoo Convention'
I'm very disappointed
(the name Frognal is also to be found on the complete opposite side of London, in Sidcup in the borough of Bexley)
thanks OH ... I love the design of those stools, even if the ones I have are IKEA and probably a fraction of the price
Interesting article! Burgh House, which you mention, is home to Hampstead Museum, which has a large display on the Lawn Road flats and some fine examples of Isokon furniture. Worth a visit!

dg writes: Yup :)
> Time was when most Londoners lived in houses, now most of us live in flats.

Of course I struck off at at a tangent - it seems to be about half and half by number of dwellings.

Dwelling stock, London 2008
(by type of accommodation)

House or bungalow
Detached 5%
Semidetached 15%
Terrace 32%

Flat or maisonette
Purpose built 39%
Conversion 9%

Total dwellings = 3,250,000
@Mike D, flats were a relatively new thing in the 30s, apart from the Edwardian mansion flats. Some time ago I went to an exhibition in Southgate, I think it was in a college, which included lots of publicity material used during the 30s to show the public how convenient, economical and labour saving this "new" (at the time) way of life was.
Mike D - if in 2008 and it was 50-50, then it's only gone one way in the 6 years since.

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