Haus of Dizzy: ‘It’s a way to wear our voices on the body part that listens’ | Fashion

There’s something called the Haus of Dizzy nod. When you’re wearing a piece by jewellery designer Kristy Dickinson, you get recognised by other members of her cabal. Actually, you get noticed by pretty much everybody. Enormous acrylic accessories promoting Aboriginality and inclusive values tend to make a statement – at the demonstration, at the club, […]

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Great modern architecture in Europe: readers’ tips

Great modern architecture in Europe: readers’ tips

Our readers’ selection of (mostly) urban design masterpieces contrast or harmonise with traditional surroundings With its quirky blob architecture, this gallery is nicknamed the “friendly alien” by locals, and viewed from Schlossberg hill in the city centre, it does look like an extraterrestrial has landed smack bang in the old town – especially at night, […]

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US marine in classic Iwo Jima photo was wrongly identified, historians find | US news

US marine in classic Iwo Jima photo was wrongly identified, historians find | US news

It’s a case of mistaken identity for a celebrated second world war photograph: six troops raise up an American flag in Iwo Jima, Japan. The photo has been printed in history books, displayed in museums, and even won a Pulitzer Prize. But for over 70 years, one of the figures appears to have been misidentified. […]

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Restored 19th-century ships' figureheads to go on display in Plymouth | UK news

Restored 19th-century ships’ figureheads to go on display in Plymouth | UK news

A collection of 19th-century wooden figureheads from British naval warships has been lovingly restored from the ravages of years at sea and will form a striking display at a new heritage and arts complex in Plymouth. The 14 figureheads, some of which were so badly water-damaged that their insides had turned into a soggy mulch, […]

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Guardian cartoonist appeals for return of missing artworks | Media

Guardian cartoonist appeals for return of missing artworks | Media

An award-winning Guardian cartoonist is appealing to trace a missing portfolio containing a selection of his most precious works which he likens to “children”. Andrzej Krauze was in London, returning from his studio in Chelsea to his Paddington home at around 6pm on Thursday on what was an otherwise uneventful bus journey. But, later that […]

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All aboard: London transport seat designs – in pictures | Art and design

All aboard: London transport seat designs – in pictures | Art and design

As a boy, Andrew Martin’s father worked for British Rail, and he soon developed a passion for railways. He’s written a number of books on the subject and has now turned his attention to moquettes, the thick fabrics seen on London transport and created by leading designers and artists of their era, such as Paul […]

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Streets make communities. Have architects realised at last? | Simon Jenkins | Opinion

Wonders never cease. The Royal Institute of British Architects has just given a prize to a street. Not to a vainglorious skyscraper, or an “iconic” bunker museum or a luxury pad in a field, but a living, breathing street. This street is not just a street but a “council street”. Norwich council’s chief executive, Laura […]

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'A masterpiece': Norwich council houses win Stirling architecture prize | Art and design

‘A masterpiece’: Norwich council houses win Stirling architecture prize | Art and design

One hundred years since the 1919 Addison Act paved the way for the country’s programme of mass council housing, the prize for the best new building in the UK has been awarded to one of the first new council housing projects in a generation. Goldsmith Street in Norwich represents what has become a rare breed: […]

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