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Tuesday’s News:Haygarth comes to Haunch, the house that Simon built and Abu Dhabi illuminations 1 December, 2009

Posted by katiehodgkiss in Daily news.
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Good morning world, and welcome to Tuesday’s daily news. The festive season has now officially arrived, but before you rush out to commence in Christmas retail warfare, make sure you take a look at our selection of today’s best design stories.

mydeco’s pick of the top three stories:

1. Wallpaper: Stuart Haygarth at Haunch of Venison, London

Image credit: Wallpaper

Today marks the opening of Stuart Haygarth’s first exhibition at the Haunch of Venison gallery in London. ‘Found’, does exactly what it says on the tin: the artist examines his ongoing relationship with abandoned or ‘lost’ objects, ranging from spectacles to plastic wine glasses. The wing mirror table seen above is one of the most noted pieces, but that could be because of the rumours circulating at the opening party that it was actually fabricated from new wing mirrors, specially smashed up in the studio to give them that nice discarded effect. Gossip aside, I can’t help but feel that another artist exhibiting the old offers nothing visually new. For more information about Found click here.

2. Daily Mail: Hothouse property gossip: The £6.25m house with the X Factor

Image credit: The Daily Mail

Imagine being able to sleep in the very same bedroom that Jedward once occupied, wash your hair in the same shower where Jamie cleaned his ‘fro (you’d probably have to unblock it first). Well your dream could soon become a reality, as  the house currently occupied by the finalists is soon to go up for sale. Located in Golders Green, North London, the six-bedroom pad comes complete with gym, media room and fingerprint entry system. If you fancy buying a piece of X-Factor history, it can be yours for a mere £6.25 million.

3. Interior Design:  Abu Dhabi Hotel Opens with World’s Largest LED Project

Image credit: Interior Design

The Middle East isn’t exactly know for its subtle taste in decor, so it’s no surprise that Abu Dhabi’s latest architectural venture demands to be noticed. The YAS hotel features the world’s biggest LED project: 5,300 diamond-shaped panels, which support 5000 light-emitting-diodes. How eco-friendly. I do hope this is suggested as a location for the World Future Energy Summit (due to take place in Abu Dhabi in January).

The best of the rest:

Inhabitat: Waterpleinen: Recreating rain reservoirs as dynamic public parks

Daily Mail: How Charlie Creig turned sixties suburbia into Miami art deco

Daily Mail: My £1.2m taste of Tudor living: Country house apartment with 3,000 sq ft – and most is in the drawing-room

Daily Mail: Get in the pink for Christmas

Independent: Ten ways to protect your property this winter

2modern: Embedded sculpture

Homes and property: Cheap Chelsea: World’s End gets smart

That concludes our selection for today, but don’t worry – we’ll be back again tomorrow to satisfy all your daily news cravings.



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