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  • Italian Design History
    Italian Design History

    The roots of Italian Design Today, Italy enjoys the status of global pacesetter in the arenas of style, design and...

  • How to choose the perfect outdoor chair
    How to choose the perfect outdoor chair

    Choosing the perfect chair for your outdoor space presents unique challenges. The great outdoors is a wonderfully...

  • The art deco design escape
    The art deco design escape

     One of the finest examples of English Art Deco architecture Situated in a quiet area only half an hour by train...

  • 4 reasons why plastic chairs are great
    4 reasons why plastic chairs are great

    There are many questions to answer when picking out the perfect dining chairs for your home and material choice can...

  • Modern Rustic inspiration
    Modern Rustic inspiration

    Discover Hauser & Wirth Somerset Looking to escape to the countryside this easter? Look no further...

  • Love and art
    Love and art

    From Pablo Picasso to Helmut Newton, we take a look at five famous couples in art, fashion and photography Valentino...

  • Houses in Hollywood films
    Houses in Hollywood films

    John Lautner's spectacular houses have been featured in over a dozen Hollywood films Architect John Lautner...

  • Inspiring tile designs
    Inspiring tile designs

    Take them out of the kitchen and bathroom... tiles are for every room in the home We love tiles....

  • 5 pioneers of Minimalism
    5 pioneers of Minimalism

    From Rei Kawakubo to Donald Judd, discover minimalism in art Dover Street Market, Scandinavian-chic,...

  • Trend Watch: Chinese Red for 2017
    Trend Watch: Chinese Red for 2017

    This Chinese New Year bring a bit of Chinese Red to your home One of the most colourful events in the calendar...

  • 5 films with blockbuster interiors
    5 films with blockbuster interiors

    To help you through the last of these freezing cold, dark January nights, we’ve rounded up our all-time favourite...

  • Spotlight on: Le Corbusier
    Spotlight on: Le Corbusier

    “A great epoch has begun. There exists a new spirit,” once said Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, a man perhaps far...

  • Happy Birthday Centre Pompidou!
    Happy Birthday Centre Pompidou!

    If buildings could talk, what would they say? This is the question posed by the 2014 documentary Cathedrals...

  • 2017 home design trends
    2017 home design trends

    From jewel tones to warm tiles and terracotta walls, we’ve rounded up our 6 top home design trends for 2017 It’s...

  • A Modern Rustic barnhouse
    A Modern Rustic barnhouse

    A rural exterior and contemporary interior harmoniously coexist in this former abandoned barn. The recently converted...

  • Zaha lives on
    Zaha lives on

    This month saw the opening of Zaha Hadid Architects’ new gallery at the Science Museum. The first ZHA UK project to...

  • Diana Vreeland: a style legacy
    Diana Vreeland: a style legacy

    Delve into the remarkable world of acclaimed fashion editor Diana Vreeland with ‘The Eye Has to Travel’ Long...

  • The new London Design Museum
    The new London Design Museum

    On the 24th November, the new London Design Museum in Kensington was opened to the public, and the architectural...

  • Iris Apfel : a style legend
    Iris Apfel : a style legend

    The style legend would have some advice for the new U.S. president on how to decorate the White House Forget about...

  • A night in the castle
    A night in the castle

    A memorable holiday amongst the ruins Is this the perfect Halloween destination? Astley Castle - a moated and...

  • Loft conversions
    Loft conversions

    With oversize windows, open floor plans and tall ceilings, loft conversions are highly sought after by city dwellers...

  • Fourth plinth unveiled
    Fourth plinth unveiled

     The newest commission for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, Really Good by artist David Shrigley was unveiled...

  • The art of being Gio Ponti
    The art of being Gio Ponti

    We celebrate one of the Italian masters of 20th Century design and proudly include some of his inimitable pieces in our...

  • David Bowie’s private art collection
    David Bowie’s private art ...

    British Rock legend David Bowie never ceases to amaze. This time, he has posthumously revealed a breath taking art...

  • Art ‘en plein air’
    Art ‘en plein air’

    On the roof of Le Corbusier's La Cité Radieuse in Marseille, artist Felice Varini has installed three pieces "A Ciel...

  • The charm of brutalism
    The charm of brutalism

    The locations of the High-Rise movie and the Barbican Centre in London The return of the controversial twentieth...

  • Luxury brit style
    Luxury brit style

    Designer furnishings, refined details, unusual colour choices and a lot of contemporary art in a London...

  • The opulence of Eltham palace
    The opulence of Eltham palace

    A historic English mansion with unexpected interiors, furnished with a tasteful mix of different styles It stands on...

  • The glass house
    The glass house

    Built in 1949 in New Canaan, an hour by train from New York City, this house is the masterpiece of architect Philip...

  • Zaha Hadid, after all
    Zaha Hadid, after all

    After the recent sudden death of architect Zaha Hadid, on the 31st of March, I would like to pay a tribute to this...

  • Eames and Hollywood
    Eames and Hollywood

    An exhibition in Brussels reveals the unprecedented stretch of Charles and Ray Eames The new Art & Design Atomium...

  • Loft living in Oslo
    Loft living in Oslo

    Take inspiration from a small loft on two levels in the centre of Oslo with a suspended staircase as a...

  • From Arieto to Harry Bertoia
    From Arieto to Harry Bertoia

    The American dream story of the sculptor and designer with Italian origins [caption id="attachment_2113"...

  • The modern living of Eames
    The modern living of Eames

    An exhibition in London celebrates two of the most important designers of the 20th century “Who ever said that...

  • LA’s newest art spot
    LA’s newest art spot

    Just opened on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, The BROAD is a new contemporary art museum founded by...

  • Ai Weiwei in London
    Ai Weiwei in London

    Ai Weiwei's Royal Academy of Arts offering is moving and thoughtful. Criticising Government Ai Weiwei, a...

  • Fondazione Prada
    Fondazione Prada

    In fashion: The Fondazione Prada is a must-visit next time you're in Milan. 'New, old, horizontal, vertical, wide,...

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