The Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

The Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen is the first and biggest flea market in the world. Since 1885 what started as a rag-and-bone shantytown outside the city limits has been organised into a series… Continua a leggere

Cuckooland

Mr Piekarski’s passion for clocks began when he left school aged 15 and trained to be a watchmaker. But it was the cuckoo clock that really spiked his interest. Twenty years ago he… Continua a leggere

Jim Phillips’ collection

The antlers Phillips started gathering 45 years ago are on display – free of charge to anyone who’s interested – in a building he constructed on his two acres near Three Forks specifically… Continua a leggere

Vittoriale degli italiani

Gabriele D’Annunzio, the leading writer of Italy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, found his most pleasant place to live in Gradone Riviera, on the southwest bank of Lake Garda.  What we calld… Continua a leggere

Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules

From the early ’70s until his death in 1987, Warhol created 612 finished Time Capsules. The large collecting project began in 1974, after relocating his studio; in that occasion, in fact, he realized that… Continua a leggere

Malplaquet House

  It was 1998 when Tim Knox, director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum, and the landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan decided to move in Malplaquet House in East End London, a rare but battered example… Continua a leggere