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The reinvention of the humble hut

Once upon a time, sheds were places where you stored gardening gloves, hung tools on nails and, if you were lucky, cultivated a few seedlings. Standing to attention in millions of gardens around the world, these humble huts may have offered limited storage space but shed owners always knew they offered the perfect refuge from […]

Great Scott: the life and times of Ridley

The first time I met film director Sir Ridley Scott he was busy drowning people. He’d been slaving away immersing actors into a giant water tank and watching them sink slowly to the bottom. Under a blazing Maltese sky, static jet engines conjured up an artificial hurricane and giant chutes cascaded floods onto a cabin […]

50 years of British Triumph: the motorbike that defined a generation

There’s nothing like a little celebrity stardust to transform a motorbike into a two-wheeled icon. Just ask Triumph. For decades their bikes have been the favoured mode of transport for Bob Dylan, Tom Cruise, Nicholas Cage, Happy Days’ Fonzie and even Pink, but of all the Triumph models that have roared into popular consciousness, it […]

Every trick in the book… unique art sculptures from vintage novels

It’s perfect fairytale story material. Struggling artist sets out to dedicate her life to creating work she can believe in and – more challengingly– make a living. Within five years, the happy ending is in sight. The artist is exhibiting her work in New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Design and accepting commissions for […]

Good manors cost nothing… if you know where to buy in the UK

Bare-footed luxury for contemporary castaways

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French style revolution

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The actor who redefined the cinematic everyman

Tom Hanks always plays to his strengths. He’s not Clooney good-looking, he’s not got the presence of a Pacino and he doesn’t have the menace or controversy of a Russell Crowe. But what he has by the Hollywood truckload is an everyman charm. It’s his greatest strength and one that he’s used to win two […]

The prince and the showgirl

The daughter of the American brick-seller looked stunning in her dazzling white silk bridal gown and 10-foot lace trail designed by MGM Studios’ costume department. As she knelt before the sanctuary altar next to the prince resplendent in his ceremonial sash and medals, more than 1,600 reporters jostled for a good view outside St Nicholas […]

The curious case of Cate Blanchett

When Cate Blanchett was considering whether or not to take the role of Galadriel in the blockbuster trilogy Lord of the Rings, there were a lot of important things to weigh up. At the time she had been nominated for an Oscar, two BAFTA awards and won a Golden Globe. Was the role of an […]