You may also worry you're not conversant enough in current design lingo to get much out of new BBC2 series The Great Interior Design Challenge. Fear not. The only vocab you needed to enjoy last night's episode was "upcycle". It's a verb meaning "to take a perfectly decent piece of furniture and ruin it by the addition of some old tat you bought at a car boot sale".
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Monday 07 October 2013
Now you've been thrown in at the deep end, it's time to find out how to swim...
Saturday 05 October 2013
Hotel Verneuil, Paris
Thursday 19 September 2013
Rising temperatures are forcing false widow spiders up north
Save The Children in Syria: "Unfortunately we often see children dying; we rarely see them targeted"
Friday 13 September 2013
The Save The Children CEO on why humanitarian aid must be allowed access to Syria
Thursday 12 September 2013
We’ve all sent a message to the wrong person at one point or another… but what happens when the text is a tweet, and you have millions of followers?
Sunday 01 September 2013
I had an existential crisis last week. I know I did, because my infinitely patient boyfriend pointed out that that was the problem.
Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Wee problem for Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby who wets the bed on television
Thursday 29 August 2013
If you thought that in over a decade of Big Brother and its, er glitzy counterpart Celebrity Big Brother everything that could possibly shock (bullying, sex, screechy voices, utter mind-numbing inanity) had been done several times over, think again. One housemate woke up after a boozy night to find that she’d had a little accident.
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Police offer £10,000 reward but deny motive for crime is linked to organ trafficking
Monday 26 August 2013
How do the rich sleep at night? Very well, according to a major study of British bedtime behaviour.
Saturday 24 August 2013
The floor-covering specialist Carpetright said it is “co-operating fully” with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) over the watchdog’s investigation into “misleading” sales practices of furniture, carpet and bed chains yesterday.
Thursday 22 August 2013
From walk-in wardrobes to guest bedrooms - 76 per cent of new students' parents have grand designs for their kids' rooms
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Whether it's for a poodle or a pointer, we've got cosy cushions and brilliant baskets to let sleeping dogs lie
Monday 19 August 2013
Upon arriving in Edinburgh for the Fringe, my show aside, my main concern is my accommodation. For performers, finding suitable accommodation for the festival is often a mixture of trial and error, following tip-offs and plain dumb luck.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
The diary of a cricket obsessive
Friday 09 August 2013
From a luxury villa that offers a decked terracs overlooking the sea to a whitewashed townhouse on a quiet corner of a quiet cobbled street inside Dalt Vila...
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales