Guru of Middle-class and re-designer of post-war Britain

Sir Terence Orby Conran, the innovative British designer who revolutionised retail and décor with his iconic Habitat stores died, aged 88. He promoted the best of British design, culture, and the arts around the world with a very simple belief that good design improves the quality of people’s lives.” His empire went on to span…

Weed fallen on the back of a drone

Activists seeking to legalise cannabis in Israel dropped via a drone several hundreds of packets of the drug in Tel Aviv after they promised free marijuana on social media. Passers-by managed to collect a few of the bags before police arrived according to the Maariv News website. The footage showed people walking through busy traffic…

Unlock true potential of your five senses

“SENSE – Unlock Your Senses and Improve Your Life”  by Russell Jones. Published by Welbeck on 20 August 2020 £12.99 COALS TO NEWCASTLE FOR SOME, REMIND YOURSELVES OF HOW TO COUPLE UP AND HAVE FUN. Self help books have been season of the day for many moons now and this one is no exception.  In…

Stand Up paddleboard sales surge

Stand up Paddleboaring through the heart of Richmond after getting a brief lesson on how to get on, stand up and paddle before setting off along the historic Thames river, paddling under one of the London’s oldest bridges, around small islands and alongside local wildlife. The paddling was easy as the boards were stable, experience…

Super rich  VIP have taken conspicuous consumption to new extremes

Associate sociology professor and former model, Ashley Mears’s entertaining study of the elite nightclub scene revealing the truth behind nightclubs from New York to Miami and the Riviera. Mears reveals how beautiful young women are used to boost the status of men million-dollar birthday parties, megayachts on the French Riviera. She conducted an ethnographic study…

Fix your Bike website crashes in England

The website offering £50 bike repair vouchers in England crashed after the government scheme launched on Tuesday. Fix Your Bike vouchers worth £50, 000 were due to be made available online at 23:45 BST on a first-come, first-served basis. The site was back up before 04:00 BST but later paused and by 09:00 BST vouchers…