HE is the suave star of the Great British Sewing Bee – and is now rivalling Paul Hollywood as the housewife's favourite. Yet unlike Bake Off’s cheeky chappy Paul, Patrick Grant ’s appeal to a legion of women — and one or two men — comes from being seriously posh totty. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Despite the contrast, Patrick, 48, understands why these unlikely shows — one about cookery, the other about making clothes — have transformed both men into heart-throbs. Patrick, who is six years younger than Paul, 54, said: “We’re very different characters from very different backgrounds, but we’re both incredibly passionate about what we do. “I love what I do and that’s something people find alluring. People are drawn to that. “I’m game for all of the comparisons, but am I the next Paul Hollywood? I don’t know. “I certainly get a lot of messages now. “I can’t even tell you the most extreme because some of them are … [Read more...] about Hunky designer Patrick Grant is TV’s new No1 pin-up after judging The Great British Sewing Bee – and he’d date a fan
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The handover of the keys to the newly restored Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin on Thursday was ultimately a celebration of the building's esteemed architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Himself a modern art collector whose Chicago apartment featured works by Paul Klee and Picasso, the former Bauhaus director enthusiastically accepted a commission to design a contemporary art gallery in Berlin in the 1960s. Constructed between 1965 and 1968, the Neue Nationalgalerie, with its highly geometric form and vast glass windows around its signature upper showroom, became an instant classic of high modernist architecture. After a major refurbishment, it now begins a second life. As the keys were handed back to the Berlin State Museums that manage the institution alongside the neighboring Kulturforum, much was said of the fact that so little has changed after a six-year renovation. This is due to the painstaking effort by David Chipperfield Architects to first gut and update the … [Read more...] about Berlin’s iconic Neue Nationalgalerie is reborn
MILLIONS of people around the world tuned in on April 29 2011 to watch the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. The royal couple tied the knot at Westminster Abbey, before travelling to Buckingham Palace for the much celebrated kiss on the balcony. Here's the info on Kate's stunning wedding dress including how much it cost. Who designed Kate Middleton’s wedding dress? British designer Sarah Burton designed Kate’s iconic dress. She is the creative director for the label and luxury fashion house of Alexander McQueen. The dressmaker and designs were kept secret until the day of the wedding, and only when the Duchess stepped out of the car was the designer revealed. A number of names were in the running, but Sarah Burton emerged as a frontrunner early-on, causing bookmakers William Hill to suspend bets two weeks before the wedding. Kate's bridal shoes were also designed by Sarah Burton for McQueen and were made of ivory duchesse satin with lace … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton’s wedding dress: How much did it cost and where is it now?
Above the eastern shore of Berlin's Wannsee, then located outside the big city and now in the extreme southwest of the German capital, the first buildings of the so-called "Wannsee Villenkolonie" were built in the 1870s. Meet Sophie Oemus in 360°. The magnificent summer villas, built in a park, represented a unique cultural landscape of the Weimar Republic. Few mansions are preserved today, so that the total work of art of the complex that was created at that time can only be guessed at. The "Villa Ebeling" is one of the mansions that are still preserved today and are listed as historical monuments. The property of this building ensemble, originally planned as a medieval noble court, is divided today. The gatehouse with tower and armoury as well as the stables is owned and inhabited by the family of fashion designer Sophie Oemus. The owners have rebuilt and modernised the gatehouse according to their ideas - Sophie Oemus has placed particular emphasis on preserving the … [Read more...] about 360° Open House – Berlin, Germany
Singer Ellie Goulding has given birth to her first child. Mother and baby are "both healthy and happy", her husband, Caspar Jopling, said on Instagram. He did not confirm the baby's gender. The art dealer added that he was "extremely grateful" and asked for privacy. "I don't ever address the public attention that comes with Ellie's job," he wrote. "But during this magical and personal moment we would really appreciate being able to enjoy our privacy. Thank you x." Advertisement Goulding, 34, revealed she was pregnant in February. They discovered she was expecting on their first wedding anniversary in August, she said, adding that it had been a surprise. "That was not the plan," she told British Vogue. "The thought of getting pregnant didn't seem like it could be a reality. Becoming pregnant kind of made me feel human. More from Ellie Goulding Ellie Goulding: The Lights singer-songwriter is pregnant with her first child Ellie … [Read more...] about Ellie Goulding ‘happy and healthy’ after giving birth to first child