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Hopelessly Devoted to Devon

Spectacular British coastlines and seemingly endless rolling patchwork fields, Devon has few rivals for its crown. Every summer, tens of thousands of us flock to this beautiful county and it’s not hard to see why. With its quainter-than-quaint picturesque seaside towns and sumptuous ‘English Riviera’ feel, most would argue that it’s well-worth the traffic jam… read more

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Your essential guide to Hipster Highland house style

As a native Glaswegian with a Scotland-obsessed father, I spent many family holidays in the most beautiful remote corners of the country and climbed more mountains than the average teenager wants to. Now a London-based adult, I seek out this type of escapism and – throw in a bit of vocational property obsession – have really put the hours in to find enticing Highland hideaways. Based… 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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3400 species of coastal wildlife recorded in National Trust’s biggest wildlife survey

Balearic shearwaters, water-voles, poisonous adders, otters – these are just some of the 3400 species of coastal wildlife spotted in the National Trust’s largest wildlife survey across the coastlines of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Over a six month period last year, thousands of nature lovers and wildlife experts, including volunteers, took to 25 different coastal locations… read more

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See These Amazing Photos of Death Valley’s Super Bloom

Death Valley is a desert region located in Eastern California, and is one of the lowest, driest and hottest places in North America. It’s a region commonly associated with long stretches of dried out land, rarely harvesting the nutrients required to grow any form of plant or vegetation… until flash flooding hit the region last Autumn. This played… read more

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The Colours of David Burdeny’s Salt

Artist David Burdeny’s ongoing series of arial photographs of Utah’s Great Salt Lake – sometimes referred to as America’s Dead Sea – look like incredible paintings dreamt up by someone with a good eye for colour combining. The photographer, who originally trained as an interior designer and then architect, aimed to give the unusual landscape a unique treatment. “The… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist