Kettle's Yard — Cambridge, UK
Kettle's Yard (in Cambridge) is the former home of Jim and Helen Ede and serves as a gallery (although if you have already visited you'll know that the word 'gallery' isn't the most appropriate to use but we struggled to find anything else to better explain it.)
Jim Ede was a curator at the Tate in London in the 1920s/30s and you can really tell; the spaces are a wonderful mix of 'artworks' and found objects with the notion being that 'art is just the way you look at the world,' and yet still has the comforting sensibility of feeling like a home.
Whilst we could write pages and pages about seeking beauty in the every day we decided to keep this post as an image-feast so that you can do all the thinking for yourself. This place struck a real chord for us and we haven't gone a day without talking about it since our visit.
Kettle's Yard is free to enter but at the moment the only way of visiting the house itself is by booking a slot IN PERSON at the time of opening. We would recommend arriving early, booking a slot (the time in the house is actually unlimited but just controlled by staggered entry to make the experience pleasant for all) enjoying the rest of the gallery, café or go away to see some more of Cambridge and come back in time for your slot. We visited on a Tuesday (term time) and arrived 10 minutes before opening and were second in a healthy queue but believe us when we tell you that it is absolutely 100% worth the wait.
Visit the Kettle's Yard website here.