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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Tuesday 22 March 2011
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Friday 04 March 2011
Virtually every police cell in Britain's second largest force failed safety tests, inspectors said today.
Friday 25 February 2011
For all those struggling to cope with those listless minutes between the end of Emmerdale and the start of Coronation Street, help may soon be at hand – the Big Society is coming to the small screen. The Government is in negotiations with commercial terrestrial television broadcasters over plans to provide a daily "Community Minute" of editorial airtime.
Tuesday 22 February 2011
The final resting place of some of the greatest names in English literature has been given Grade I status. Daniel Defoe, who wrote Robinson Crusoe, and John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress, are among those buried at Bunhill Fields Cemetery in central London.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Former Conservative chairman Lord Patten looks set to be confirmed as the new head of the BBC's governing body.
Friday 18 February 2011
Vince Cable's gaffe about having "declared war" on media tycoon Rupert Murdoch over his bid to take over BSkyB has cost taxpayers £300,000, it was revealed today.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn has written to Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson asking them to look again at the decision to award West Ham the Olympic Stadium and is taking legal advice over the possibility of a judicial review.
Monday 14 February 2011
Civil servants will stage a "love-in" today as part of a campaign to save cultural assets from the Government's cuts in public spending.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Sunday 06 February 2011
Saturday 05 February 2011
Should we be lamenting the potential disappearance of hotel star ratings? The UK's star grading been put under notice by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which funds the system. John Penrose, the Tourism minister, said: "The official ratings systems are too often unreliable and unfair not only for the industry but for the consumer."
Thursday 27 January 2011
The chairman of the Rugby League fears that the game could face a funding shortfall for the 2013 World Cup because of the abolition of regional agencies under the Government's cuts.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt kept the door ajar for News Corporation's planned takeover of BSkyB today when he delayed a decision on whether to refer the deal for a full-blown competition inquiry.
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy
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