Gillian Orr writes about the arts for The Independent.
No more flat pack? Ikea furniture now comes ready-built, but there's a catch: it's for dolls' houses, not grown-ups
10 June 2013 06:38 PM
Bagging yourself a sofa, table, storage unit, rug, chair and cushion for £12 might sound like a steal even by Ikea’s standards, but there is a catch: you’d have to share measurements with the Lilliputians if you wanted to kick back and relax on this particular living room furniture.
07 June 2013 07:00 PM
'Klaus Voorman's stark, simple playing on Lennon's Plastic Ono Band is exactly what this elegant group needs'
31 May 2013 07:00 PM
In a past life, Kodaline were talent show favourites. Now they're starting again – playing the music they love. Gillian Orr joins a tour that could end in the big time
31 May 2013 12:00 PM
The actress has become a live-action artwork at the Venice Biennale. Join the club...
29 May 2013 06:47 PM
Media empire's new design is based on the handwriting of its executive chairman
28 May 2013 06:29 PM
After a sold-out show at the Emirates Stadium at the weekend, Muse decided to celebrate in typical rock-star fashion: by throwing a riotous after-party.
27 May 2013 12:01 AM
Inspirational, on-message and cheap to share online, it's no wonder fashion films are big business these days. Gillian Orr takes a look behind the scenes
Eat Spam and carry on: Wartime pamphlets could teach us a thing or two about healthy, thrifty eating
23 May 2013 08:00 PM
The government issued pamphlets filled out with recipes for nourishing meals on a budget, along with tips for a healthier lifestyle and dietary advice. Now the nostalgic leaflets have now been compiled in a book.
21 May 2013 07:13 PM
We’ve already heard a snippet of Beyoncé’s track “Grown Woman”, which was teased in her Pepsi commercial last month, but now the whole song has leaked online (although those who made it to her Mrs Carter tour would have heard it performed in full).
20 May 2013 06:06 PM
It is more often associated with a teenager’s first curious sips of alcohol or as a sugary lubricant at school discos up and down the country, so Smirnoff Ice’s presence at a high society wedding at the weekend was a curious one.
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 John McAfee's $100 'anti-NSA' device: 'this is coming and cannot be stopped'
- 4 Is Facebook making us forget? Study shows that taking pictures ruin memories
- 5 Australia incest case: Filthy and severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding