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First Class Post – The Post House B&B and Self-Catering, Somerset.

September 30, 2010

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On a recent trip down to Somerset, I popped in at the truly wonderful Post House B&B and Self-Catering, in the charming village of Chewton Mendip. Usually, when you hear the words Bed and Breakfast you immediately envisage cramped, chintzy rooms and a greasy breakfast, so to call The Post House a B&B is to […]

Designing the Future – The production design of 2001: A Space Odyssey

September 28, 2010

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On my tenth birthday I had a friend come to stay for a sleepover. One of the things we were planning to do was to stay up and watch a movie (or a video as we called them back then.) My mum took us to the video shop (for those of you too young to […]

Living Homes: Design-driven, ecological solutions to modern housing.

September 20, 2010

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  One of the biggest problems many of us face when considering purchasing a home is compromise. We compromise on the design, the location, the affordability. For the environmentally conscious of us, we recognize that many new builds are often wasteful and damaging to the environment. For those of us who lust after the modernism of the […]

Mulberry Show, Spring/Summer 2011, London Fashion Week.

September 19, 2010

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I’m just back from the Mulberry Spring Summer 2011 show at London Fashion Week, and what a show it was. I made my way down to Mayfair’s wonderful Claridges Hotel and quickly popped my head in backstage, where I met stylist Edward Enninful, make-up artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Sam McKnight, as they relaxed […]

Model Life – A day of castings in London Fashion Week.

September 18, 2010

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Models. Such an easy life, right? All they have to do is look beautiful and walk up and down a runway a bit. How hard can that be? And they get paid a gagillion dollars to do it, don’t they? Well, it’s not as simple as that, as I discovered recently. London Fashion Week is officially […]

Stark Modernism – Tony Stark’s Malibu home from Iron Man.

September 8, 2010

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It’s no secret that I am a fan of Modernist architecture and of  all the great architects of this movement, I have to say that John Lautner is one of my favourites. It is something of a dream to live in one of his creations, all sweeping concrete and majestic views. So, which of his […]

Mad World – The production design of Mad Men.

September 8, 2010

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To celebrate the UK premier of Mad Men’s 4th season tonight, I thought I’d take a look at the simply incredible production design of the series. Seldom has a television series looked as stunning as Mad Men. For those that have been living under a rock for the last three years, Mad Men focuses on […]