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Thursday’s news: Extinct TVs, million-dollar makeovers and brand new designs… 27 August, 2009

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Once again, the mydeco news hounds have had their ears alert for the latest in design news, property and style trends. Here’s what we sniffed out this morning:

BBC NEWS: End of the line for British TVs

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Image credit: BBC NEWS

After a season of Union Jack galore, it looks like patriotic design has been waning in the electronics sector. But as we love all things revival (Take That? Yes please!) hopefully British TV manufacturing will return in the future. Pay homage with our range of televisions, both modern and retro.

BBC NEWS: Campaign to save historic mansion in Wales

BBC NEWS: Picasso gallery to be renovated

The Telegraph: Picasso’s stolen ‘The Naked Woman’ found in Iraq

Long time dead but hogging the limelight – Picasso is headline news today. If you can’t see the real thing due to scaffolding and thieves, buy a Picasso with mydeco.

The Telegraph: $27billion oasis makeover of Saadiyat, an island off the coast of Abu Dhabi

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Image credit: The Telegraph

The Telegraph: Mediocre second home or a share in a glamorous getaway

Not a tough decision – especially when you see the gorgeous, sun-drenched properties that could be (half) yours.

The Telegraph: Lofty ambitions for student accommodation

The Telegraph: Trend – Card Sharp sculptures

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Image credit: The Telegraph

Cool hunting: Have the iMax video experience in your home with dome screens

This looks super-cool and interactive – apparently it’s as if you’re actually on stage with your guitar heroes, dodging a bullet in James Bond and up close – very close-  to Jude Law. It’s on my Christmas list – along with Jude.

3rings: New design – Alexandra von Furstenberg’s Limited Edition Lucite Desks

The Guardian: This chair has still got legs – relaunch of a classic

dornob: New design – Julien and his amazing techni-coloured furniture

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Image credit: dornob

Not the most comfortable benches by the looks of them but certainly the most colourful new designs we’ve seen in a while.

Design Week: Winning entries for Design Against Fur competition are announced

Dexigner: Young designer challenge to makeover McDonalds

Homes and Property: The ultimate treehouse

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Image credit: Homes and Property

The Real Estalker: Alec Baldwin Seeks to Sell Two at the Eldorado

Metro: Trio sought over Lohan break-in

Perhaps not the only three-way saga classy Lindsay Lohan has been involved in…

The Times: The last Big Brother house

One word: Hurrah!

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