Building a legacy

Jun

30

2016

Building a legacy

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Laura Cartledge meets the architect duo who have teamed up to create beautiful homes. Designing buildings is an exact art. The process requires meticulous planning and consultations which take time. However architects Trevor Pullen and James Wells are proof that an element of going with your gut instincts...

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The art of science

May

25

2016

The art of science

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Is digital photography art? Do science and art have more in common than first thought? And how can art change your home? These are all questions that Alex Jenkins puts to one East Grinstead artist. At school science and art was made out as being at the two opposite ends of the spectrum. One based in...

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Well crafted

Apr

28

2016

Well crafted

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Laura Cartledge heads to Lewes to learn about carpentry’s place in the contemporary world. Some of the most modern designs need some of the most ancient methods. Take the blackened timber used in the Lewes Grand Designs ‘Rusty Brick’ build for example. Toby Hall reveals achieving the stunning effect...

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Lifting the spirits

Jan

27

2016

Lifting the spirits

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Alex Jenkins meets the artist behind the vibrant new art installation at Brighton’s SuperB site. Designer Jacqueline Seifert has worked on many canvases in her time, but even she admits her most recent canvas was an unusual one. Jac Seifert “It is pretty nuts,” Jac says with a laugh, “this...

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Sew inspiring

Jan

27

2016

Sew inspiring

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Laura Cartledge meets a designer who stitches together textiles and tough topics. For Hurstpierpoint’s Isaac Raymond being a fashion designer is about a lot more than clothes. Isaac Raymond, left, with his models. Picture Malcolm Tam “Every garment has a deeper meaning behind it, for me to do it...

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Decor doctor

Dec

23

2015

Decor doctor

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New homeowner Laura Cartledge finds decor decisions are a lot easier with some designer help. There are many things that are scary about moving into your first home. And when the dust, and bank account, has settled a little even the fun aspects like decorating can seem daunting. Especially if, like me,...

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A storybook ending

Nov

26

2015

A storybook ending

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Laura Cartledge meets the Eastbourne artist who has never grown out of storytime. At primary school age many of us knew what we wanted to be when we grew up. However while some aspiring astronauts, vets or firefighters never got the dream off the ground, Victoria Eastbourne’s Victoria Brook made...

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The stage is set

Nov

5

2015

The stage is set

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Laura Cartledge meets the man who has helped the likes of Les Misérables, Cats and Starlight Express stand the test of time. John Napier admits he once believed theatre design ‘was about drawing rooms, choosing the colour of the sofa – I thought that was pretty much it’. Thankfully he has gone...

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Visionary design

Sep

28

2015

Visionary design

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Laura Cartledge talks to the architect and agent behind a unique opportunity in Fulking. From a Hayling Island chalet to the first Passivhaus in Lewes, Meloy Architects is quickly building itself a reputation for transforming challenging projects into prestigious properties. So, with the South Downs...

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The retro revival

Aug

27

2015

The retro revival

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Alex Jenkins sets off to Horsted Keynes to meet the team keeping the wallpaper trend alive. Wallpaper may have fallen out of favour in the nineties but in recent years it has come back in a big way, be it a feature wall or all over. And with this rise in popularity there are now some really exciting...

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