Slate sundial by Martin Cook with hand carved verseThis slate sundial featured in the garden of this weeks edition of Grand Designs. It was designed and hand carved by Martin Cook. The contemporary house on the banks of the River Thames created a look of debate. Some loved it, others hated. Regards of personal opinion it [...]
Lettered oak bench carved by Martin Cook for Grand DesignsMartin Cook's sculptural lettered oak bench was featured in this weeks edition of Grand Designs. The camera sweeps the beautiful contemporary garden of the riverside home in Henley, lingering on the lettered oak bench which was designed and hand carved in Martin Cook's Buckinghamshire studio.
The standing stone, made from Welsh slate, which carries a verse from the Robert Graves poem 'The cool web' acts as a destination drawing visitors into the garden and amongst the swathes of scented roses in Summer. The reverse of the standing stone acknlowledges all those involved with the Rose Garden project and [...]