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Wednesday’s news: UK design winners, scrap funiture and a £4 million hostel 2 September, 2009

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Want to know what luxury accommodation for the homeless looks like? Or the luxury mansions that your fave celebs are languishing in? We do! Which is why mydeco brings you up to date on all the design, property and home interiors news every day. Here’s the latest installment to keep your design news-cravings satisfied:

The Guardian: Britain’s first tailor-made homeless hostel

I wonder if all lodgers have to be homeless? ‘Cos I wouldn’t mind taking a holiday in this swish hostel. From experience, Poland should definitely take note.

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Image credit: The Guardian

Daily Mail: £5.5m Poole house that was built in a Frankfurt warehouse

Flat-packed housing anyone?

Daily Mail: Trend – Raiding Granny’s attic

Florals, vintage crockery and kitsch treasures create a look that revives the past.

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Image credit: The Daily Mail

Design Week: The design industry and the UK economy is to be investigated

Design Week: Hemingway’s Kioskiosk will be permanent

Entrepreneurial designers look this way – following the success of the nomadic pop-up shop Kioskiosk, three permanent positions will soon pop up and stay. What’s more, they’re rent free – surely the aforementioned investigation can’t find fault with this idea.

Design Week: Three British designers among Sappi design winners

Design Week: The ‘lower-tech’ version of West Brom’s Public Gallery

dornob: New design – Scrap metal furniture

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Image credit: dornob

dornob: Trend – bathroom designs

Trendir: Unique design – an unusual sofa from Bla Station

This high-backed formal sofa with comfy cushions for every head-rest position will have you blushing red with desire.

MoCo Loco: Landmark lights series by Sylvain Willenz

MoCo Loco: Bizarre ceramics by Fabrica

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Image credit: MoCo Loco

MoCo Loco: Unique design – L.O.F.T. Workstation by Maciek Wojcicki

Interior Design: Abstract tantra art

The Real Estalker: Rihanna is buying

Rumour has it that  popette Rihanna is about to shelter a very large and brand new 90210 gated mansion under her real estate umbrella-ella…

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Image credit: The Real Estalker

The Real Estalker: Ben Stiller is selling

The Telegraph: Eco houses – Barnsley Hill Farm

The Telegraph: Paint the garden red: how to grow perfect currants

The London Evening Standard: Exhibition marks the anniversary of the first flame of the Great Fire of London.

The paintings and sculptures at the Mall Galleries have also been entered for this year’s Threadneedle Prize.

The London Evening Standard: Confessions of an art collector – New Charles Saatchi book

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