Your April issue of Country & Town House magazine is hitting newsstands on Wednesday, and this month it’s the Design issue featuring Anna Friel, interviews with Bill Browder and Wendy Yu, and a big Spring design update from Carole Annett…
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Inside the April design issue, you’ll find…
Bill of Rights: Bill Browder’s story reads like a work of fiction, but it’s far from it. Isobel Thompson meets the man at the centre of Russian and American politics
The Passion of Anna: Anna Friel is one hell of a hardworking actor, but would she set her daughter on the same path? Clover Stroud finds out
Spring Design Update: Carole Annett brings us our biannual design update with 38 pages of new products to lust after, case studies that range from a London rental to a whimsical former schoolhouse in upstate New York, plus why every good designer knows a passementerie expert and how interiors shopping online is now as easy as your weekly food shop
Conversations at Scarfes Bar: Charlotte Metcalf talks to entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Yu
Plus: Tara Button, founder of ByMeOnce.com, on how to live more sustainably; Sebastian Coe on the rather esoteric Commonwealth Games; Gilly Pickup finds futurism and nature combined to glorious effect in Kazakhstan; Q&A with Jo Hartley; Caroline Phillips’ guide to Sri Lanka, and much, much more…
Our contributors share how they’re trying to live a more sustainable life…
You have one wish for the year, what is it? I’d like to ride a racehorse again.
If you could have one superpower what would it be? I want to be able to fly; one day I think I will be able to.
How are you living a more sustainable life this year? I’m getting rid of as much plastic as possible, starting with the massive pile of children’s toys cluttering up my kitchen.
What could you never chuck away? Photographs, always photographs, especially as we have so few real photographs now.
You have one wish for the year, what is it? To become fluent in multiple languages quickly – specifically Italian and various types of code.
If you could have one superpower what would it be? The ability to swiftly come up with original answers to quick-fire questions.
How are you living a more sustainable life this year? I’m not putting non-recycling into recycling, realising, and not rectifying my mistake, behind my housemates (and the council’s) back. I’m also going to join Michael Gove’s keep-cup army.
What could you never chuck away? My diary from when I was 11, because it reminds me life will never be as angst-filled again.
You have one wish for the year, what is it? To turn my e-shop Buy Me Once into a real one. I believe in touching the stuff you buy.
If you could have one superpower what would it be? To become a horsefly so I could see what’s really going on in the White House (and bite Trump a bit too).
How are you living a more sustainable life this year? I plan to grow some veg myself. It’s worth it just for the rude-shaped carrots.
What could you never chuck away? My teddy bear, Alan… He’s seen too much.
You have one wish for the year, what is it? Having spent 15 years as a war correspondent, I’d say world peace would be rather nice.
If you could have one superpower what would it be? Time travel backwards, I’d love to see what history looked like.
How are you living a more sustainable life this year? Avoiding the ghastly and omnipresent black bag.
What could you never chuck away? A small leather cufflink box I’ve carried with me for 23 years, containing small mementos of every country I’ve been to.
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