When the British fashion design duo Antoni & Alison bought a derelict 1820s house, they spent a year, they say, "Going, 'Agh! What do we do with it?'" They wanted to respect its history but not to the point that it resembled an English Heritage property. The result is a surprisingly beautiful blend of giant Mr Blobby ornaments and painstakingly salvaged authenticity (above). On 17 September, as part of London Fashion Week, they open it to the public (open houselondon. org.uk). I asked Antoni what he'd learnt during the restoration...
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Monday 15 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
Geraint Bowen: Archdruid of Wales who campaigned against nuclear dumping and championed Welsh-language television
Friday 05 August 2011
As Archdruid of Wales from 1979 to 1981, Geraint Bowen was renowned for his hard-hitting speeches from the Logan Stone in the ceremonies of the Assembly of Bards of the Isle of Britain (the Gorsedd). Not only did he speak out against the Anglicisation of Wales and in defence of the Welsh language, as Archdruids are expected to do, but also lent his authority to the campaign for a fourth television channel broadcasting in Welsh and against the burying of nuclear waste. In this he ran the risk of upsetting some of the more pusillanimous officers of the National Eisteddfod, to which the Gorsedd is closely affiliated.
Friday 29 July 2011
Thursday 28 July 2011
Thursday 28 July 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Sixteen of the Tube's best-known stations have been given listed building status.
Sunday 24 July 2011
Travel back in time at a range of historical happenings around the country this summer.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
The Premier League could be the first in the world to introduce goalline technology from the start of the 2012-13 season, according to its chief executive Richard Scudamore.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Library closures across the country are challenged for the first time at the High Court today.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Friday 15 July 2011
As the proposal of new gambling legislation raised fears that tax breaks could be removed, the bookmakers were struggling to find backers yesterday with both Ladbrokes and William Hill finishing off the pace.
Saturday 09 July 2011
Thursday 07 July 2011
The Government should explain its decision to apparently delay approval of Rupert Murdoch's bid to take over BSkyB, Labour said today.
Monday 04 July 2011
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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