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Monday’s news: burglaries, wildfires and getting glued to a toilet… 24 August, 2009

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Missed the latest design news over the weekend? If you were too busy – enjoying the rarity that is a hot sunny day in England – our daily news blog is the essential one-stop design-spot for a quick update on all the design news you missed.  Just sit back and relax – be it amid the Monday office yawns or in your garden with the remaining hot rays – wherever you are, take mydeco with you for the latest news.

The Telegraph: Firefighters battle to save homes in Athens
Every home-lovers worst nightmare, the raging wildfires near Athens remain out of control and continues to ruin thousands of homes

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Image credit: The Telegraph

The Telegraph: Buy Thomas Kerr’s six-bedroom Provençal farmhouse and his antique furniture collection, worth £1m, comes free.
Well Del Boy, surely this sounds too good to be true?

The Telegraph: Architect Amin Taha’s interior design embraces minimalism
Is less really more? Taha’s home is now so devoid of fixtures it looks empty. Give me some (tasteful) clutter any day.

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Image credit: The Telegraph

The Times: Interiors – design your own homeware online
Following on from mydeco’s innovative 3D Room Planner, which allows you to become your own interior designer, you’ll soon be able to create your own unique homewares using just a computer. Who says being a computer geek isn’t cool?

The Times: Wembley stadium architect, Mouzhan Majidi, has shaken up his Surbiton home with a high-tech extension

BBC NEWS: Police investigate second Lohan house break-in

Poor Lindsay Lohan – she’s lost weight, decent movie roles, respect and now her household valuables too.

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Image credit: BBC NEWS

BBC NEWS: Archaeologists have won a £48,000 Heritage Lottery grant to dig up Cumbrian abbey

BBC NEWS: From Hollywood to Hollinwood, planning permission for return of copycat sign

BBC NEWS: Machinery from lorry hits house

BBC NEWS: Dan Brown books are Oxfam’s ‘most donated’

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Image credit: dornob.com

dornob.com: Curvy and voluptuous – the spectacular architecture of a Shell villa

A spaceship cocoon in the woods, this villa redefines edges with a shell exterior wrapping around its natural environment for a truly stunning and design-inspiring house.

Kbbonline: Designers and eco-education is the latest cool collaboration

The Real Estalker: Legendary rock star Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson have invested in a house in the Hamptons

Buying a house in the Hamptons may be more celeb cliche than rock ‘n’ roll. Though with its rustic log cabin facade,  spacious rooms,  pool and guesthouse we’re just jealous. Check out the pictures to see if it tickles your interior tastebuds.

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Image credit: The Real Estalker

Design Week: Dott Cornwall is looking for designers

Check out this opprtunity pronto – the deadline for applications is in three days!

Design Week: Wagamama wants young designers to create new uniform

We’re thinking chop stick belts and noodle straps…

Design Week: HMKM has designed the identity for NY’s Crosby Street  Hotel, Firmdale Hotels’ first venture outside the UK

And finally:

METRO: Man’s bottom gets glued to toilet seat…

…it’s not even April Fool’s Day. This sticky situation makes using a pubic loo even less apealing.

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