• Life Imitates Art: Artists and Their Kitchens

    17th July 2015

     As the famous saying goes, ‘life imitates art’, so we thought we’d investigate this theory when it comes to some of the world’s most influential artists and their kitchens. What do they reve...

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  • Hold On to Your Crooks...Our Shepherds' Hut is Visiting Interiors Event, 'HOUSE', this June!

    2nd June 2015

      Don't miss the latest in ‘cabin kitchen chic’ this month! We are taking our shepherds' hut to new interiors event, ‘HOUSE’, from 17th – 20th June at Olympia London. Our cosy hut kitch...

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  • Perch on your sofas, C4's 'Restoration Man' swoops in to visit British Standard project, 'HMS Owl'

    21st January 2015

    This evening, all at British Standard will be eagerly awaiting the airing of Restoration Man on Channel 4 at 8pm! The first of a two-part programme follows the dedicated and sympathetic restoration of...

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  • And Now, an Announcement from British Standard...

    20th October 2012

    British Standard is very pleased to announce that we have chosen to support The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, by sponsoring a joinery apprentice as part of their Building Skill in Craf...

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  • Nader Khalili - Designer of domes for the Moon and maybe Surrey

    15th October 2012

    The sometimes bleak terraces of the Southbank Centre were transformed recently by various architectural constructions as part of it’s 'Festival of the World'. Amongst stalactites of plastic bottles ...

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  • Imagined Fictions

    5th September 2012

    Belgian Photographer Filip Dujardin deftly bends and reimagines reality in his Fictions series. Through the digital manipulation of his own architectural portraits he explores a seemingly endless and ...

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  • Surreal Furniture

    1st September 2012

    Epater la bourgeoisie There’s a lot of ‘surreal’ design about these days, design shows and galleries are full of twisted or melting household objects. Elements of surrealist imagery were appropr...

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  • Georgian Ladies Swiss Army Knife

    17th August 2012

    Swiss Army Knife and a Georgian Chatelaine Men are the stereotypical purchasers of Swiss army knives; Leathermen and the like – something to do with the technical aspects of folding and miniaturizat...

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  • Keukens - Naked Dutch Kitchens...

    13th July 2012

    Few 'real' kitchens resemble the serene, carefully styled examples of advertisements and brochures. The kitchen is, for most of us a practical place, a workshop where the visual jumble of mismatched '...

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  • DIY (Dad’s Improved Yesterday) or DIS (Dads In Sheds)

    12th July 2012

      Whatever happened to pine cladding, Swiss Cheese Plants, primary colours, radiused – corners, non - ironic beards..? The lost world of optimistic 1970s DIY: countless books and magazines show...

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  • Keeping it Royal..

    20th June 2012

    The increasingly ubiquitous Pantone Company has produced a Queen – shaped swatch to assist any 'Royal Watchers' who may wish to imitate her innovative ‘French Fancy’ colour – palette.

  • Ideal Home Show

    12th June 2012

    HRH Prince Charles meets the directors of British Standard at the Ideal Home Show (This is not a caption competition) A suitable and topical subject with which to launch our new journal – The visit ...

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