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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Thursday 16 June 2011
The Culture Secretary has turned down a request to list Broadgate in the Square Mile, clearing the way for British Land to redevelop part of the City estate for UBS's new European headquarters.
Monday 13 June 2011
The BBC has put its landmark Television Centre up for sale and said it is looking for a deal which will "maximise the value" for the corporation and licence fee-payers.
Monday 06 June 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
A week ago Michel Platini was favourite to be the next-but-one president of Fifa. Uefa, the confederation of which he is president, had promised to deliver its 53 votes (aside from the Football Association, which will abstain) to the incumbent Sepp Blatter on the understanding that he would ease the passage for Platini to succeed him in 2015.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
British Land posted a 12.5 per cent increase in net asset values yesterday, a key indicator of the health of property companies, although analysts said the results were not as strong as the recent update from its FTSE 100 peer Land Securities.
Sunday 22 May 2011
The self-assured structures of an empire at its height were the stock-in-trade of Bedford Lemere & Co, the architectural photographers, whose archive of 20,000 glass negatives is the source for this bitter-sweet glimpse of a vanished world.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, supported by Arts Council England in association with Champagne Taittinger, celebrates an exceptional work of fiction by a living author which has been translated into English from any other language and published in the UK.
David Cairns: Roman Catholic priest who became MP for Inverclyde and a rising star of the Labour Party
Friday 13 May 2011
David Cairns, Labour Member of Parliament for Inverclyde, has died at the age of 44. He was a rising star in Labour's Westminster ranks and had he lived it would have been inconceivable that he would not have been a leading member of any future Labour Government.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Capita flagged up a change in the outsourcing sector's fortunes yesterday, reporting a "busy sales period" only months after spooking investors with a warning on the impact of the Government's public-spending cuts.
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Stonehenge has taken more than £30m in tourism income in the past five years.
Friday 08 April 2011
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police