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Artist's Statement: Tom Metcalfe on a London Design Festival showcase at Christie's

The producer of Objects Sandbox, an exhibition of brand new products within an Internet of Things, on working with archaeologists, ethnomusicologists and more.

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Open competition lets London homeowners make their house a National Trust property

In an open competition with four £1,000 prizes, house-proud Londoners are being given the chance to make their home the National Trust's 13th property in the capital.

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In their own words: Why the £2.75 million bid to save Wedgwood Collection must succeed

Wedgwood Museum Director Gaye Blake-Roberts, Design Critic Alice Rawsthorn, Stoke-on Trent MP Tristram Hunt and the V&A's Tim Reeve on the Wedgwood appeal.

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Art Fund launches public appeal to save £15.75 million Wedgwood Collection

The V&A will take ownership of the UNESCO-classified collection before loaning it to the Wedgwood Museum if a public appeal can raise £2.75 million in under three months.

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Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter is inspirational at Towner Eastbourne

The life and work of the remarkable Peggy Angus is celebrated with a fitting exhibition at Towner. Richard Moss enjoys the journey with Angus biographer James Russell.

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From Kate Moss to Marilyn Manson, Wedding Dresses 1775–2014 is beautiful at the V&A

Celebs abound in the V&A's stunning exhibition, although some of the most poignant gowns are those for ordinary women who often made their own dresses, says Stephanie Pomfrett.

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First Eleven celebrates transformative power of football shirts in World Cup exhibition

London gallery KK Outlet calls upon the designs of 11 artists for a special World Cup exhibition distinctly bereft of minimal designs and sponsor logos.

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NPG unveils its blockbuster autumn exhibition with major William Morris show

The National Portrait Gallery is to mount a major exhibition in the autumn with Fiona McCarthy curating a wide ranging show about William Morris and his ongoing influence.

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Sugar pink duct tape Christopher Kane creation is Dress of the Year at Bath Fashion Museum

The latest Fashion Museum Dress of the Year has been unveiled: a sugar pink silk organza dress from leading British designer Christopher Kane's Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

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Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Henry Moore regarded his colourful textile designs as "a bit of holiday" and Picasso allowed his designs to be printed on virtually anything - apart from sofas. The Fashion and Textile Museum......

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Picture Gallery: Stunning Georgian costumes at Bath Fashion Museum

Fans of Austen and the Georgian period should make their way to the Fashion Museum in Bath where a series stunning original costumes take centre stage.

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Specs show stars Michael Caine and Audrey Hepburn at the National Glass Centre

Charting the rise of fashionable spectacles during the 20th century, an exhibition on the history of Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses takes a closer look at some big names.

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Museum of London dons suits, bowler hats and brogues in menswear fashion exhibition

Coinciding with a London fashion mini-festival, curator Timothy Long says an exhibition of historic and modern meanswear will reveal their suave "feat of engineering".

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Show off your spectacular selfies at the National Glass Centre's Goldsmiths Spectacles exhibition

Featuring the designs which inspired a generation of spectacle wearers, a new exhibition at the National Glass Centre gives the public a chance to show off their selfies.

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KLF co-founder Bill Drummond to rock Volume in Library of Birmingham Discovery Season

The co-founder of the eighties avant-garde band will give a speech and a "punk-rock design performance" during a three-day publishing mini-season in Birmingham.

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