Wednesday, February 19, 2020

From ball pits to water slides: the designer who changed children’s playgrounds for ever...

Eric McMillan revolutionised playground design in the 1970s. Why has the spirit of experimental play that he championed been lost? Continue reading... READ SOURCE...

Mountain devil woman: the extraordinary life and art of Kwementyaye Petyarre

The artist Kwementyaye “Kathleen” Petyarre (c. 1938 – 24 November 2018) has died in Alice Springs, surrounded by family and loved ones, at...

Van Gogh's 'terrifying environment' of French asylum revealed

Details of the most harrowing period in the life of Vincent Van Gogh, including the names of the men who shared his year...

The D*Haus Company to replace derelict petrol station with decorative brick terrace

The D*Haus Company has revealed visuals of The Arches, a row terraced houses in London that will be characterised by rounded windows and red...

Love letters to New York: Jonathan Higbee's chance encounters – in pictures

The photographer captures moments of serendipity when people and their surroundings collide in beautiful, humorous and sometimes extraordinary ways Continue reading... READ SOURCE

Outpost tops London terrace extension with a zigzag zinc roof

A zigzagging zinc facade and a bright blue kitchen are part of an extension to a house in London's Albion Terrace, designed by...

Rembrandt masterpiece The Night Watch to be restored under world's gaze

The Night Watch by Rembrandt, one of the world’s most spectacular paintings, is to be restored under the world’s gaze at the Rijksmuseum...

Prix Pictet 2019 shortlist – photo essay

The winner of the Prix Pictet will be announced on 13 November 2019, with the opening of an exhibition of works by the...

Queen Victoria's travelling bed to go on show in May

Claims that Prince Charles took his own mattress when visiting friends may have been met with incredulity, but the Prince of Wales may...

Jean Mohr obituary

Jean Mohr, who has died aged 93, began his life as a photographer in 1949, with a camera he had bought for one...

Edvard Munch: Love and Angst review – shattering despair for all to see

The face of Edvard Munch, pale, tense, insomniac, looms like a moon in outer darkness. Black night seethes all around him and there...

Sriwhana Spong review – telling tales of Bali with PG tips and a GoPro

In a low-lit bedroom in Sriwhana Spong’s ancestral family home in Bali hangs a painting by her grandfather, the artist and tailor I...

Glen Luchford's best photograph: Amber Valletta modelling Prada in a sinking boat

We had to shut the river Tiber in Rome for this picture. It’s expensive to shut down a whole river, but this was...

Raid the saunas! Faces of Soho – in pictures

William Klein, Men hiding their faces/69 Sauna & Massage From marketplace to movie-set, sex shop to coffee bar, crime scene to cabaret, Soho has...

Sella Concept uses pink tones for Night Tales bar under railway arches in Hackney

Curved openings and salmon-pink furnishings appear throughout Night Tales Bohemia Place, a new east London bar designed by Sella Concept. Occupying two arches beneath Hackney Central train station, it...

The gangs of El Salvador: inside the prison the guards are too afraid to...

Adam Hinton is one of those people who, after just a few minutes, you feel you’ve known all your life. It is an...

Timber! Michael Kenna's magical trees – in pictures

From the lakes of Hokkaido to the forests of Abruzzo, the British photographer has scoured the world’s landscapes to capture their silent guardians...

Boris Johnson wanted to decorate "boring" London Bridge Station with gargoyles

Boris Johnson asked Grimshaw to jazz up its re-design of London Bridge Station when he was mayor of London, suggesting the studio add "gargoyles along the...

Gin, syphilis, lunacy: Hogarth’s grotesques united in new show

With subjects ranged from political corruption to loveless marriages, drunkenness to sexually transmitted diseases, Hogarth delighted and disgusted his 18th century contemporaries with...

Letter: Ted Cullinan obituary

I had contact with Ted Cullinan in the early 1990s when we were discussing the possibility of building a new park office for...

Pattern completes understated interiors for Locura bar in Byron Bay

Patchy grey surfaces and concrete fixtures appear inside this bar in New South Wales, which Australian studio Pattern has designed to reflect the "raw beauty"...

Hostile architecture: an uncomfortable urban art – in pictures

Julius-Christian Schreiner’s Silent Agents series, shot in London, Paris, Innsbruck and Hamburg, depicts examples of ‘hostile architecture’: subtle interventions in urban spaces designed...

Love lines: the Book Illustration Competition longlist

The Trick Imtiaz Dharker In a wasted time, it’s only when I sleepthat all my senses come awake. In the wakeof you, let day not...

Ab Rogers Design harnesses colour for Royal Marsden Maggie's Centre

Ab Rogers Design has built a Maggie's Centre for the Royal Marsden cancer treatment hospital clad in glazed red terracotta and surrounded by...

New-builds suited to working from home | Letters

Gary Porter’s idea to transform council housing (Self-build plan ‘could put 100,000 homes on council list’, 22 October) is a good one, but...

Toward a Concrete Utopia: Yugoslavian architecture – in pictures

A new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art focuses on the period of intense construction in the former Yugoslavia between its...

Open House London 2018 programme features Bloomberg HQ and US Embassy

Dezeen promotion: over 800 buildings will be open free to the public during this year's Open House London, including the Stirling Prize-nominated Bloomberg headquarters...

Cairo redevelopment plan calls time on Egypt's oldest watch shop

After 111 years of tinkering and fixing, Essam Ahmed can’t bring himself to acknowledge the demise of what may well be the oldest...

Saved for the nation: Quaker meeting houses where silence is cherished

For almost 350 years, Quakers have been opening a gate in a brick wall in Hertford, crossing a small, peaceful courtyard, and taking...

Norman Foster unveils plans for The Unicorn tower to rival The Tulip

The soon-to-be-approved Tulip may be superseded as the tallest building in the City of London before it's even built now that Norman Foster has...