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  1. September 21, 2012

    Bricks and morality

    Built a few years apart in the 1850s, these two modest houses may not seem to have much in common apart from their date....

  2. June 22, 2012

    Barometer: Design

    Animal magic Goldilocks and the Three Bears coat hooks, £36, www.designedandmade.co.uk Fox and cubs lampshade from £31,...

  1. May 2, 2012

    Silver Lake takes stake in talent agency

    Silver Lake, the technology investment firm, has bought a 31 per cent stake in William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, which...

  2. April 20, 2012

    Paper trail

    In 1969 Horst P. Horst photographed Pauline de Rothschild peering into her wallpapered bedroom in Paris. The green wallpaper...

  3. April 16, 2012

    Pre-Raphaelites out to shock at Tate

    Tracey Emin may have caused the art world to gasp by exhibiting her unmade bed, but Tate Britain’s autumn exhibition will...

  4. March 30, 2012

    Impertinent inquisitors

    Sometimes, to make my children laugh, I describe the mad antics of the teachers I had at school. At the end of term we were...

  5. March 9, 2012

    To preserve and protect

    I mean to restore the meaning of “restore”, before it becomes confusing. In 2010, CNN proclaimed: “The shroud of Turin,...

  6. March 3, 2012

    We live in the new Dark Ages, aka the Migration Period

    From Mr Marc du Ry. Sir, Andrew Roberts (“Europe’s ‘proud empire’ is entering a cul-de-sac of history”, Comment, February...

  7. December 6, 2011

    Rewriting the Hollywood script

    It was while lying in a Beverly Hills street dazed, confused and in pain after being hit by a car 17 years ago that Ari...

  8. November 11, 2011

    The William Morris of Nepal

    During a 16-course feast at Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu recently, the architect John Sanday OBE paid tribute to the...

  9. October 4, 2011

    Walker Greenbank rolls out 13% profit rise

    Walker Greenbank, the Aim-traded designer and manufacturer of premium fabrics, wallpapers and furnishings, reported a 13 per...

  10. September 16, 2011

    Drawing, design and the art of craft

    In the past 150 years, successive generations of British artists have been at the forefront of printed textile design....

  11. September 9, 2011

    The Last Pre-Raphaelite

    Looking back at 19th-century Britain, Virginia Woolf called Middlemarch “one of the few English novels written for grown-up...

  12. May 13, 2011

    Still in print

    Wallpaper designs launched to mark Morris & Co’s 150th anniversary Swirling willow leaves, strawberry-thieving birds,...

  13. April 1, 2011

    Beauty queens

    Frederic Leighton’s ‘Pavonia’ (1859) “No object is so beautiful that under certain conditions it will not look ugly.” Oscar...

  14. January 26, 2011

    An admirable world view, pity about the cuts

    From Mr Stephen Overell. Sir, There is much to admire in the skills minister’s Weltanschauung, quite apart from his nods to...

  15. January 23, 2011

    Skills reforms hark back to guild system

    Proposed reforms to the English apprenticeship system have been inspired by “a mix of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with...

  16. November 5, 2010

    The Cotswold ways

    The Cotswolds village of Frampton Mansell The thing about the Cotswolds is this: although they are world-famous, they are...

  17. October 30, 2010

    Exit through the (Downing Street) gift shop

    You know that old saying: you should never look a gift shop in the mouth. Well, David Cameron apparently isn’t. The prime...

  18. September 7, 2010

    Save our cities from themselves

    There is a problem with green architecture: architecture is not green. The construction process consumes a huge amount of...

  19. August 7, 2010

    Flying down to the Isle of Wight

    The Isle of Wight has long been a favourite destination for my family. My grandfather, the Reverend Edward Stothert Bartrum,...

  20. June 29, 2010

    Femocrat in the land of the larrikin

    Four years ago Mark Latham, a former Australian Labor leader, warned that "the Aussie bloke is in crisis and in danger of...

  21. June 29, 2010

    Femocrat in the land of the larrikin

    Four years ago Mark Latham, a former Australian Labor leader, warned that “the Aussie bloke is in crisis and in danger of...

  22. May 19, 2010

    Priest who straddles the material and spiritual worlds

    William Morris, chairman of the CBI tax committee and a Church of England minister, is not the only clergyman to be a...

  23. May 19, 2010

    Corporate levy cuts slip down the agenda

    Britain's leading business organisation has signalled that it does not view an immediate cut in corporation tax as a...

  24. May 19, 2010

    Corporate tax cuts slip down the agenda

    Britain’s leading business organisation has signalled that it does not view an immediate cut in corporation tax as a...

  25. April 13, 2010

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    It is only 10 days until the programme for this year's BBC Proms is announced. Patriotically minded people often despair at...

  26. April 12, 2010

    BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, London

    It is only 10 days until the programme for this year’s BBC Proms is announced. Patriotically minded people often despair at...

  27. February 19, 2010

    Hollywood’s golden talent agents

    Julia Roberts and Creative Artists Agency’s Richard Lovett, 2007 Walk along Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills on a weekday...

  28. December 1, 2009

    E-commerce at the museum

    Acobalt bracelet in the shape of a wreath worth £525 and a £10 water bottle decorated with a William Morris anemone print...

  29. December 1, 2009

    E-commerce at the museum

    A cobalt bracelet in the shape of a wreath worth £525 and a £10 water bottle decorated with a William Morris anemone print...

  30. November 6, 2009

    Dispatch from Drachten

    In a nondescript business park on the edge of an obscure Dutch town, a small group of revolutionaries is plotting to change...

  31. October 9, 2009

    Glass consciousness

    If the island of Murano wants to survive, it must turn its back on drinking glasses and embrace the vogue for contemporary...

  32. August 15, 2009

    Agency holds out against Google books deal

    William Morris Endeavour, the Hollywood talent agency, on Friday advised the authors it represents not to participate in the...

  33. June 13, 2009

    Sheer faith and blind optimism

    I thought this was all supposed to be over,” hissed a glossy magazine editor the other day. It was 10am, and we were sitting...

  34. June 6, 2009

    A river runs through it

    The River Wandle is easy to overlook as it runs into the River Thames. It is lost in the urban muddle of Wandsworth, south...

  35. June 6, 2009

    In a material world

    Something old i Pineapple quilt American Imported to the US by British Quakers, the craft of quilting was taken up by the...

  36. May 15, 2009

    Man in the News: David Geffen

    Hollywood lore has it that when David Geffen got his first job in the mail room at the William Morris talent agency in New...

  37. May 13, 2009

    'Grey Lady' has a patient suitor

    At first glance, David Geffen, who recently tried to buy a stake in the New York Times, is not an obvious owner for the...

  38. May 13, 2009

    'Grey Lady' has a patient suitor

    At first glance, David Geffen, who recently tried to buy a stake in the New York Times, is not an obvious owner for the...

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