The Heat Is On

Ranges get cooking with versatility and style Despite the parade of restaurant-style, stainless-steel ranges on popular cooking shows, some things don’t change when it comes to picking the right model for your client. “When I look for a range for…

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Lure of the big screen

The home cinema is as much of a must- have in today’s big-budget projects as the home office was a decade ago, and even modest family homes can incorporate an area that can be turned at the touch of a…

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Summer bath

It may be hard to believe but summer is not far away and as more of us look to ‘improve, not move’, the number of people with glasshouses is bound to grow. Here, we look into conservatories hink of the…

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Great apartment

Apart from its innate versatility, cork also has the all-important eco factor, in more ways than one. ‘The renewed popularity of cork fits with the growth in desire for natural products and materials, which is partly a response to the…

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Perfect partners

Italian furniture brands Armani/Casa and Molteni have announced a formal joint venture agreement to produce kitchens under the brand name Armani/Dada. This follows their successful collaboration on the well received Bridge system, which launched in 2006 and combinees Armani styling…

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The rotary airer

This contraption deserves a place in history for being a fine a piece of domestic engineering, a design that is both clever and attractive and because it is one of the most popular pieces of design ever. I love artefacts…

One designer’s diary… In bruges

Set off on a jolly trip to Belgium with a bunch of other designers and architects, sponsored by a lighting manufacturer. We are a very mixed group in terms of age, nationality and style but all get along extremely well.…

To the manor born

Countryside Properties is proving its green credentials in the construction of Cliveden Village, a residential development located on the famous Berkshire country estate roperty developers have not been slow to jump on the eco bandwagon. For some, it is more…

Inside the box

Studio OHM has taken inspiration from the 1970s origins of this Marylebone maisonette to create a contemporary London bolthole for a family that already has a period property in the country. The couple liked the idea that this second home…

Windows & Textiles

Prestigious Textiles The 2009 Heimtextil show in Frankfurt saw the unveiling of new fabric designs, textures, base cloths and colourways, as Prestigious Textiles introduced its new portfolio. Embellished fabrics continue to be in demand for furnishings around the home, and…