Bee Osborn was looking for a property to rent when she accidentally found her present home. ‘I’d been looking for an out-of-town rental as my youngest daughter was starting school in the Cotswolds,’ says Bee. She knew the area well, yet despite searching long and hard, she couldn’t find anything suitable.
Then fate took a hand. ‘On a final drive back to London, I stopped to buy a sandwich,’ says Bee. ‘Next to the village shop, I spotted a “For Sale” sign in the undergrowth. I was immediately drawn to the cottage and made an offer 10 minutes later. It reminded me of my childhood home, and that resonated with me. Three weeks later, it was mine.’
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Worth the wait
Taking the time to plan a stunning, light-filled extension to their home paid off handsomely for Laura and Kevin Purdy
Just what the doctor ordered
Katy and Sy Dodman have transformed this once ramshackle doctor’s surgery into a beautiful home
Where old meets new
Bee Osborn’s sensitive restoration of a former village post office is a masterclass in the art of combining traditional and modern-day style
Rachael and Tom Somerville have reconfigured a period house and added a contemporary extension to create a welcoming family home
A minimalistic approach to interior design has enabled Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson to focus on the music in their life
ONE SIZE FITS ALL
Inspired by this apartment’s clean lines, Ally and Stephen Pang have created a home that works for their whole family
Emily Hutchings and Raymond Seager gave a 300-year-old farm building an eco-friendly update
Pauline Gidoin paired designer pieces with high-street
Fantastical patterns combined with bold colours create drama in Tamara MacDonald’s family home
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
A considered blend of country chic and contemporary cool makes the most of Lucinda Bullock-Webster’s terrace
Bee Trofort-Wilson – “Success doesn't come from your comfort zone”
"Ready to return to the ring" I Had a great time photographing professional boxer Demichael Harris Aka Trigga Man.
Tuning In to a Happier City
Noise is an irritant of urban life. But there are ways to make it easier on the ears—and the psyche
Simon Butler on Foundational Change
London – The Crossroads
A London in Transition
Are Honeybees Dying Off? It Depends On Whom You Ask
Talk to a local beekeeper, and the potential consequences of the decline of the honeybee population are alarming, causing problems for pollination and sending ripple effects through the food supply chain and the entire ecosystem.
Turn It Around
Amruta Patel is a student at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She has been studying Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication and Heartful Communication for the last several months.
Dietary Nitrates And Nitrites: Harmful? Helpful? Or Paradox?
“Eat your veggies, they’re good for you!” is a commonly heard mantra at dinner tables everywhere. We, especially health-conscious bodybuilders, know that veggies are good for our bodies and minds. Nevertheless, we may not know all the reasons why. It may just be that veggies provide necessary vitamins and minerals for metabolism and antioxidant protection. It may be that they contain colon healthy fiber to make you regular. Recent evidence suggests that it may not be the vitamins or fiber that bodybuilders and athletes should be focusing on. Green leafy veggies, and the roots of the same, are rich in inorganic nitrate, which has been getting more scientific press as of late.
Benefits Abound In Beetroot
Beetroot juice and dietary nitrates have the potential to increase the efficiency of exercise, improve performance and prolong exercise tolerance
New York City Made the Office
And the office, in turn, made modern New York.
Kingpins and wannabes barrel through the London underworld.