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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Friday 28 September 2012
How much would you pay to make sure your kids turn out the way you want? Expensive school fees? Piano lessons? A gap year helping poor people in exotic climes, perhaps? Or why not just offer $60m to any man who will agree to wed your daughter? That's Hong Kong tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-Tsung's method anyway. He's hoping the amount will sway at least one willing suitor into the marriage bed of his daughter Gigi Chao.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
To display the archival material collected by 20th century German artist Dieter Roth throughout his life, the Fruitmarket has transformed its upper floor into what appears to be the obsessively ordered library of an anally retentive architect.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Wake up, avoid reviews, cold pizza, go see a show, get soaked...
Friday 17 August 2012
A little self-restraint can go a long way when it comes to managing your money at university
Thursday 16 August 2012
A little self-restraint can go a long way when it comes to managing your money
Saturday 11 August 2012
Great Britain coach Danny Kerry believes Olympic bronze should spur on the women's team to win a world-level event in the future.
Monday 06 August 2012
Exhausted mothers and fathers lie about their child's sleeping habits due to pressure to be seen as perfect parents.
Sunday 05 August 2012
This old sea-captain's home is a great coastal getaway, whether you have four legs or two, says Rhiannon Batten
Saturday 04 August 2012
I wake up to a nightmare. An intruder is in the house.
London 2012: Women's judo silver medalist Gemma Gibbons will have to learn to deal with being a household name
Friday 03 August 2012
After her sensational silver medal in the women's judo yesterday evening, Gemma Gibbons has a fresh challenge on her hands: Learning how to deal with with the new found fame that comes with becoming a household name overnight.
Friday 03 August 2012
Soldiers complained today about “horrible” living conditions, boredom and a lack of Olympics tickets as Boris Johnson visited their packed warehouse base in London.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Carpetright yesterday became one of the few retailers to praise the rain, saying it had brought in customers looking for flooring and a new bed.
Sunday 15 July 2012
This charming guesthouse is the perfect base for exploring the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, says Susannah Osborne
Thursday 12 July 2012
When Nick (or Grim, as I call him; an unfortunate moniker that seems to have stuck) told me he was going to do the Radio 1 Breakfast show, I said, "But you hate mornings".
Saturday 30 June 2012
My parents were... My mother was Liverpool-Irish and my father was Guyanese and they met outside a boarding house in Liverpool that said, 'No Irish, no niggers, no dogs'. They left together hand-in-hand.
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Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
UN investigating British Government over human rights abuses caused by IDS welfare reforms
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