10 Spectacularly Designed Pools From Art Deco To Contemporary

The ‘Great Bath’ at the site of Mohenjo-Daro in modern-day Pakistan is widely considered to be the first designed swimming pool, dug during the 3rd millennium BC. Ancient Greeks and Romans built artificial pools for athletic training in the palaestras, for nautical games and for military exercises. Swimming pools became popular in Britain in the…

What Is The Memphis Group?

During a period in the late 1970’s when furniture design largely comprised grey and merlot tones, an abundance of tubular steel, and interwoven macramé hangings, there came one of the most important disruptions to the field: The Memphis Group. Founded in 1980 by Ettore Sottsass, the group was comprised of Italian designers and architects who…

The Philistine: The Very Best Of London Culture This November

We’ve compiled the best cultural happenings in London this November, from world-class video art and photography exhibitions, via contemporary dance, a debut feminist literary festival, and an evening of memory-sharing and Caribbean food.   Exhibitions Strange Days: Memories of the Future, at The Store X | Kahlil Joseph, John Akomfrah, Cally Spooner, Ragnar Kjartansson, Laure…

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