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Gingerbread House - for real

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Another Living Architecture masterpiece! This time a collaboration between FAT & Grayson Perry and located in Essex, this is a holiday home beyond expectation. Of course, it's booked up now. Maybe next year.... The building itself has gorgeous views out onto the River Stour but at night, the view into the church-like windows has an altogether different picture. Filled with the Turner Prize winners work, it isn't short of colour. The detailed interiors are mixed with gloss surfaces, wood finishes and moulded tile fireplaces. I love the slightly pistachio bathroom.

Playful, intelligent and with a sense of storytelling, the house is born out of a conceptual love story - a fulfilled promise to a wife that if she died before him, he would buy the Taj Mahal, on The Stour. 'Julie Cope' now lives on in the house for all of us to experience. Must watch the Channel 4 documentary.

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Lomax + Frame

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Illustrator Anna Lomax has collaborated with notable lifestyle brands and extended her discipline to installation and set design. The Frame retail store in Amsterdam will be displaying Lomax's work until January 22nd, including large bespoke sculptures made for the interior magazine.
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Masters of Craft

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Bring on May! Not only will the sun definitely be out by then but we will have the new, compellingly curated London Craft Week to attend. From May 6-10 locations around London will be opening their doors to celebrate the recognised and influential makers to the more quietly skilled specialists. It is warming to see Craft sitting alongside the respected Fashion, Art and Design industries, isn't it!? The wider public can now witness the skills and techniques behind a craft and engage with the connoisseurs that bring us such marvelled artistry. Take a look at the journey-of-discovery programme to see which of the hidden workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions you like the look of.

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