cool people: Marcus Fairs

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From yesterday’s Easter-egg hunt at the @dezeen office. Happy Easter!

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After nine months of building work we’re almost ready to move back home. Everything including our random assortment of chairs is covered in thick dust @emecochairs @vitra

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@dezeen is working with Instagram in Milan later this month to help launch their upcoming @design account. We’re looking for founding contributors whose stories will be featured on...

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Curtain Road

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Mathias Road looking towards Milton Gardens

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Haha thank you @maarten.baas for my belated 50th birthday present! A personalised Clay walking stick embossed with my name in case I forget

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Outside Flinders Street Station, Melbourne

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Customer in Melbourne florist blending with flowers

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Collaboration between Aboriginal weaver Mary Dhapalany and Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón at NGA Triennial in Melbourne

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Yayoi Kusama’s Flower Obsession at the NGV Triennial

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Mass by @ronmueckart at the NGV Triennial

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Hello Melbourne!

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Shanghai bike mountain

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Bye bye wonderful Shanghai gang! @neriandhu @nerilyndon @rossanahu @juergen.mayer.h @doshilevien @tanijirimakoto Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Gong Dong #festivalofdesign

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Bike-share graveyard

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Hello China

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Shanghai empty lot

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Rossana Hu of @neriandhu on stage at Festival of Design in Shanghai. My lecture is at 2pm

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Washroom signage at the Waterhouse Hotel

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Shanghai heads in the clouds

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Vintage van in front of vintage building on Orsman Road

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Choosing door handles at Franchi on Holloway Road. My current favourite shop with the most helpful staff ever and a massive Aladdin’s cave basement full of hardware I didn’t notice...

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It looks like they’re flying a kite but it’s actually the new 500kg glass roof for our kitchen. Luckily there’s no wind

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Finally! After months of waiting and several delays, the first 500kg piece of glass for our kitchen is being craned into place from the street, passing over a car park and three neighbours’...

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Congrats to @eva_franch new director of the Architectural Association!

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Tennis-court floodlights

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Thomas and Simone Feichtner after our talk for @beneoffice @simonefeichtner @thomasfeichtnerdesign

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Dezeen Awards has launched! Check it out at www.dezeen.com/com and start preparing your entries! #dezeenawards

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Icicles on 242 bus

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Canal frozen over

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Newington Green looking like Christmas

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Sunday cat and roses

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Yard with garages in Stoke Newington

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Design hack! We don’t have egg cups so made some out of the egg box. Why don’t egg brands do this?

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Plasterer wearing stilts to finish our kitchen ceiling. See the movie of him in action in my Insta story!

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Horse-drawn hearse on Hoxton Street

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Haha thank you @daanroosegaarde #stalkinghorse @frontdesign

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Fishing boats sailing on the beach

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Construction workers outside the astonishing, vast new @spursofficial stadium up the road from us. Several Spurs fans were standing watching from the pavement, beaming with pride

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Northwest place. Formerly West Place.

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Thorpeness Windmill

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Fishing boat meets monster truck

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House in the Clouds

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Southwold skyline

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Southwold

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St Paul’s Cathedral

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Cork drumming

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Wren meets Nouvel

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Walthamstow Marshes

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Woodberry Wetlands

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Stockholm skyline

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When the horse tried to join me at breakfast I had to draw the line. Thanks to the @moooi rescue squad for coming to get him

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@paola.navone, who I’m in conversation with at Stockholm Furniture Fair at 1pm

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This is getting weird. It’s outside my hotel #stalkinghorse

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Oh it’s you again! Did you follow me here? @frontdesign @moooi

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@lucanichetto nicely on brand ahead our our @dezeen talk at @moooi in Stockholm tonight. Starts at 7:30 so come along if you’re in town!

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@dezeen temporarily has a new logo! Hand-drawn by @jean_jullien of @jullien_brothers to celebrate the launch of our short animated movie for @emecochairs. Check it out at www.dezeen.com

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Also the @troika_london “disco turd” artwork at Heathrow T5 has been broken for years and bits are falling off... hey @british_airways why don’t you fix it?! #wheredesigngoestodie

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I’ve never really understood why there is a @frontdesign horse light for @moooi at the entrance to the BA lounges at Heathrow Terminal 5. It looks so lonely

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Dodge 100 Custom

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That moon with the long name, as seen from the cheap seats

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So proud of this! @dezeen animated short by @jean_jullien for @emecochairs, telling the story of the brand through five iconic chair designs. Watch the full movie on www.dezeen.com

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Planes painting rays for the sunrise

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Chapel fruit & veg

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Studio studio enlarged & framed: boarded-up photographer at 82 Green Lanes

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Builder at work on our new windows

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The @dezeen studio cleared for floor repainting

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Met our latest @dezeen baby... more details soon! www.dezeen.com/awards

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RIP Hugh Masekela. Wish I could find the rest of my photos from this trip to @designindaba in 2013 when Hugh entertained a select group at a tiny jazz club in Cape Town. When we arrived...

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Deutsche Telekom AG building in Köln

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Ooh get me I’m in Who’s Who. “Big yourself up why doncha?!”

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Leaving Cologne

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Cologne morning

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SALE

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Venue check with @fabionovembre at @kartell_official in Cologne, where we’re in conversation at 7pm tonight

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Partitions going in

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If you’re in Köln on Monday come and see me in conversation with @fabionovembre about his new work for @kartell_official. 6pm at Kartell Flagship Store, Hahnenstrasse 11

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Our new bathroom is looking good too

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Our new kitchen is coming on nicely

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Diane Abbott at the @dezeen office

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De Beauvoir Town

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I read yesterday that 25% of the businesses on Stoke Newington Church Street have closed since 2015 (although new ones have opened in many of their places). This is one of them: John’s...

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My dental surgery. It’s not quite so olde worlde on the inside

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Jessie in her favourite spot

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Enjoying this amazing vintage! Thank you Ravi Naidoo

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Surgeon at work saving critically injured iPads and iPhones

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Doors to flats 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 6, 7 Santosh House on Springdale Road

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101 Green Lanes

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Ulverston

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Frost and sun and snow

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Family

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Lake Windermere through trees

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Tree shadow

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Coniston fells from Orrest Head

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Sir John Barrow Monument on Hoad Hill

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Chasing rainbows with @rupinderbhogal

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Lunchtime rainbow

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Breakfast rainbow

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#Merry Xmas aii!! ❤️

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Seriously how was Christmas even possible before Flying Tiger?