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Philadelphia Story: Two Creatives Tackle Their Own Kitchen

Ada Egloff and Rick Banister bought their Victorian row house in South Philly for a steal back in 2007, when they were fresh out of college: “Philadelphia real estate: How is the secret not yet out?” she asks. They’ve been chipping away at their place themselves ever since. And though neither came to the project with […]

15 Interiors Trends for Autumn 2015

From artisanal glassware to the deconstructed kitchen; our predictions for the trends that will define autumn 2015. The Deconstructed Kitchen Above: The less-than-perfect kitchen, cobbled together from disparate elements. Photograph via Katrin Arens. Stay tuned: We’ll be devoting ourselves to this topic next week. Black Kitchen Utensils Above: Black kitchen accoutrements; see more at Kitchen Tools […]

Ikea Disrupters: 5 New Upstart Furniture Companies

A new wave of entrepreneurs is taking on Ikea, cutting out the middlemen and offering locally made flat pack furniture direct to consumers and, in some cases, at below-Ikea prices. Artifox Sarah Carpenter and Dan Mirth, the St. Louis-based founders of Artifox, are “devoted to rethinking home and office products; our mission is to merge technology […]

Table of Contents: The Deconstructed Kitchen

This week we’re heading into the kitchen, exploring a new design trend: the deconstructed, un-suburban, offhand culinary space. Monday Above: In our House Call department, Margot drops in on a Manhattan couple at their weekend house in Fire Island. Tuesday Above: London’s most in-demand ceramicist makes tableware for Lyle’s, Bao, and the Clove Club; we’ll […]

Trend Alert: 17 Deconstructed Kitchens

Throw out all the rules; here are 17 examples of the next wave in kitchen design, which we pegged as an emerging trend in last week’s post 15 Interiors Trends for Autumn 2015 (a reader agreed with us: “I’m all over this trend. Perfect looks suburban.”). Above: The kitchen at The Apartment in SoHo, NYC, is […]

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Dang. ITA 2 - NOR 1 and MAL 0 - CRO 1. Playoffs it is. 23’ Norway take the lead courtesy of a thunderous strike from Alexander Tettey from outside the box #ITANOR #VivoAzzurro TETTEY! Italy 0 - Norway 1. http://t.co/wUHFjh0orM Summary of 2015 iMac Reviews: ‘Best All-in-One’ Desktop. But need to get a 2 […]

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Now have embraced those that spoofed them to provide their own adult guides http://t.co/DfSEIzMItt http://… Sean Scully went to the Croydon School of Art, then won a fellowship at Harvard (as noticed in Sunday Times mag). #NowPlaying “Picture You” by The Amazing from Picture You. Searchers/Byrds redux. Nice. ♫ http://t.co/plMMh8KwT6 might be used by spetsnaz […]

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I’m not making this up: there’s a beer called Pure UBU.

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«Just hiring crazy people off the street to do their book reviews» Exactly - Knausgård case in point. Critics without critical sense. Stop Sending Me Jonathan Franzen Novels http://t.co/ANAzCfxQ6p Fuck yeah sink Moby Dick now. Agnes Martin at Tate Modern (1st became aware of her walking around Cork Street). Good show; but bulks of minimalism […]

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World’s oldest person scoffs daily ration of bacon http://t.co/nj0MJuq00k

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proving that as well as electrons, trains can also be in two states at the same time. Quantum trains. http://t.co/ZdRP5uLzCK

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“What’s in a Boarding Pass Barcode? A Lot” (Krebs). Been shredding the passes for a decade now. Tags I cut up&flush. http://t.co/mBW6Z1MEMn

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http://t.co/O37AkIRz5Z Ifö Sign Art series by Holscher Design, as spotted on various Scandinavian architecture TV-programmes. Excellent service from in replacing broken Ifö Sign Art (a Holscher design) sink so fast.

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#NowPlaying “The Conversation” by Dictaphone from Poems From A Rooftop. If you have not tried “Discover Wee… http://t.co/c31f09xShO “What the West does not get about Russians is that they’re chess, not poker, players … thinking a few moves ahead”. P Felgenhauer, analyst “Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the […]

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my guess is that only 20% max of us reclaim and the rest of us you try to grind down. 1st Class. while we’re here : 2 trains cancelled, claiming there were no delays. Screenshot proved otherwise even better the way are building new reclaim site - meanwhile re-routing claims to

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“BBC iPlayer sidesteps Adobe’s Flash”. Dear Auntie, what took you so long? http://t.co/2Tqu7viFp1 EU probes TVs over energy test scores (BBC). Here we go again, not as bad as VW’s cheating, but Samsung in sights http://t.co/HjhpvSQVjq “And I never shoot digital, so you never know what you are going to get”. Anton Corbijn in last […]

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where do I set the iOS app to metric please? Kunduz, Afghanistan — taken by Taliban เมือง Kunduz ในอัฟกานิสถาน — ถูกตาลีบันยึดครอง… http://t.co/ExgP5EhtvM

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Is your home about to get a lot smarter? (BBC). or how wi-fi enables devices makes your home vulnerable to hackers. http://t.co/YGTww1vKXD Medical devices attract hackers (BBC) “critical medical machines,such as MRI scanners,are available to access online” http://t.co/PQUMbsHM6x

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“deeply worrying that the political leaders of northern Norway want to limit ’s role as a provider of news and opinion” BarentsObserver Editor Thomas Nilsen is sacked with immediate effect http://t.co/Dq2x7xQsoB “The Bridge” S03E01. Time to get a proper camera. Supermoon exposing the limitations of the iPhone 6+ camera. http://t.co/6igULBzF59

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Croydon sunset, sun shining straight through the empty floors of the Nestlé building. Next for the supermoon. http://t.co/ZR9cmsmZcS

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As I could not respect Marcus Wareing more - the Masterchef man loves his Five Guys burger (Evening Standard). http://t.co/I5hsmBZFqr

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US government hack stole fingerprints of 5.6 million federal employees http://t.co/6n4L5jWvUk

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Blimey - where did this come from? Brand new, full on retrospective interview with John Foxx http://t.c… Well done Deloitte in authoring a 60-page report on Google’s «£11 billion» contribution to the the UK, without ONCE mentioning the word tax.

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Would you choose a former politician, who has never run a business of ANY size, to be CEO of Apple Computers or General Electric?

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Art critic Brian Sewell dies aged 84 (BBC). http://t.co/axe4YjnfJb

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31b St Mary’s Road http://t.co/Ot74rfn02k: «inspired by the US Case Study Houses scheme & van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House» Prepping for . Just one property on the list, but looks to be a gem: 31bSt Mary’s Road, 1965 modernist home by Foggo&Thomas. Cheating virus hits poker players (BBC): “shares the cards with the virus’s creators […]

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Not a Corbynite man by any means, but looks like politics and the public is not ready for a man of principle. Pragmatism (ie republican, but in no rush to get rid of monarchy; singing “GSTQ” as an atheist) is OK, but a principled man sticks w ideals. People offended by Corbyn not lip syncing […]

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#NowPlaying “Better Than This” by Ane Brun from When I’m Free (Deluxe) Ane channelling Kate Bush. ♫ http://t.co/GliofkzfnH http://t.co/GDzYRAhgEj? The Top 100 Norwegian records of all time as selected by musicians (big holes though, according to me). Murdoch’s demands #JeremyCorbyn show The Queen respect, after they recently called her a Nazi #AnthemGate http… A good […]

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Did designers at deliberately want to upset those folks with OCD? This tortures me every time here! http:/… Don’t bother buying computers for schools, says OECD report “cannot point to improved reading, maths or science”. http://t.co/akvwpUagbB “Timex’s upcoming fitness watch goes back to analog”. Best looking fitness tracker yet (& that includes Apple Watch). http://t.co/TpUUluwQMu […]

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http://t.co/POd6MhxGIc? «Ledecky took 38 strokes per 50m pool length … 7 strokes less than runnerup … ». Importance of vessel shaping. Top of the league! Norwegian Air () proudly tops league,worst company in compensating for flight delays http://t.co/jPmfjANZys

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but 8 out of 9 models don’t wear socks for autumn? Might work in Cali, but no socks is not an option for a muggy October in London. Boom. Sunday Times thumps through the letter box with extras including autumn catatalogue with nice tweed jackets etc, BUT http://t.co/S4gabJOHoe Some good stills of the Varming house […]

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http://t.co/rGIkbvsmxt «Franklin’s data was key to the double helix model, but the ‘stealing’ myth stems from Watson’s memoir” that is one big webcam. The Premier League continues to be the best in the world despite having no-one very good in it. Its like The Happy Mondays. You have to WAIT for AA on Pokerstars? Blessings: […]

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Grand Designs kicks off new series with a very extravagant house http://t.co/ll5gFtjSTb via on the basis of the title of the sampler and its avocado green cover I’m #nowplaying (and it’s got Underworld and R… http://t.co/9LHjPn1Hmq Reading aound 50% of my literature electronically (Nook, not Kindle) these days, but still bring in plenty of dead […]

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Watching “Hunted” on the web. Forgot to the turn on the VPN, but using a one-time email address if nothing else. “Why Apple shouldn’t be selling a 16GB iPhone 6S”. As I’ve said before: I can’t understand why there’s no 32GB iPhone http://t.co/WrGSxwzNqA Apple’s “Hey Siri” Event in Less Than 10 Minutes (Engadget). Did Apple […]

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“Ashley Madison’s terms and conditions told users it ran fake accounts”. Clever, coz everyone will read the T&Cs. http://t.co/wSQD9aVe74

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Very pleased for Wayne Rooney. A tremendous talent and good man. That said, I bet Harry Kane’s slyly doing a few mental sums… Richard Rogers’ prefabricated housing for homeless people opens in south London http://t.co/Xh7bQklW1J via come on, surely it was on purpose? Oxford Street, as long as no one gets in trouble. Latest series […]

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“When I had typed the last line, I rolled the title page back into the machine and stared at it … Not a word has been changed since”. People don’t expect DOD-level security but, Seagate, please stop adding hidden hardcoded root logins to hard drives. http://… Iceland reach Euro 2016 but Lars Lagerback insists: ‘Nelson […]

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That from Sunday Times biz section. Maybe green energy is both quicker to construct and cheaper? and cost is likely to go up: “A similar EDF plant … 3 times over budget and fallen 6 years behind schedule”. Hinkley Point will be 2x size The nuclear future is not quite here and when it comes […]

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“Photograph 51”. Good acting all over, more humour than expected, set design not great (why not use progress leading to #51?)’. 4* thx to NK don’t forget your shoes Ólafur Off to see Nicole Kidman and friends with . Opening night for “Photograph 51”. Hipster night for the Saga generation. «Show Me a Hero» E01-E06. […]

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“Spotify updates its controversial privacy policy”. Same policy, better explained. http://t.co/WEf5M3A6GQ opening night and all - smug. http://t.co/gCpOfHXncr Yamaguchi-gumi split as reported in The Guardian (where I first picked up on this story). And it looks like Jake Adelstein is now back in Japan, reporting on a split within the Yamaguchi-gumi http://t.co/K8OyNalBI7