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“Stripe Guy” artist Daniel Buren brings colour and light to Paris

78-year-old French artist Daniel Buren may have worked in numerous media, including marble, stone, plastic and plexiglass, but one thing has been  fairly constant in his work – the stripe. Thanks to a large body of work featuring the distinctive pattern from the 1960’s onwards – you may have seen it in Margate’s The Turner Contemporary and London’s newly refurbished Tottenham… read more

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The irrepressible rise of the black house – a journey through Britain’s finest

Something has been happening in Britain’s residential architecture scene… and that something is the colour black. You may have spotted it while searching for ‘contemporary holiday home’ and found yourself looking at cute black buildings in locations as far ranging as the Isle of Skye to the moors of mid-Wales. Or maybe you’re familiar with (arguably) the UK’s most densely populated area… read more

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House Tour – the extraordinary, embellished 575 Wandsworth Road

Behind a nondescript door on South London’s Wandsworth Road hides an astonishing work of art on an unexpected scale. This two-up-two-down is the former home of Kenyan poet, author and civil servant Khadambi Asalache (1935 – 2006). Over 20 years he completely redecorated the rooms of the house in his own Moorish-influenced carved fretwork, using discarded pine doors and… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist