The 10 best TV shows to watch this week, from Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr to ZeroZeroZero



Alan Carr standing in front of a statue of a man: Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr (Photo: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Banijay/Ellis O'Brien)


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We Are: The Brooklyn Saints

From Friday 29 January, Netflix



a person wearing a helmet holding a baseball bat: We Are: The Brooklyn Saints (Photo: Netflix)


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We Are: The Brooklyn Saints (Photo: Netflix)

After the success of Last Chance U and Cheer, Netflix has become the place to go for sports documentaries. The streaming service’s latest addition follows an American football programme in the heart of inner city New York for boys aged seven to 13. Much more than a sports team, the Brooklyn Saints is a community, its members supporting and loving one another through the high pressure of adolescence.

Grayson’s Art Club: Get Creating

Sunday 31 January, 7pm, Channel 4



Philippa Perry et al. standing in front of a brick building: Grayson’s Art Club (Photo: Channel 4)


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Grayson’s Art Club (Photo: Channel 4)

The Perrys and their cat Kevin invite us back to their studio in the hope of distracting and inspiring us through another lockdown. As well as inviting the general public to send in their own creations, Perry will reflect on the importance of art in troubling times and tell the story of Art Club so far.

Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up to Infertility

Sunday 31 January, 9.45pm, BBC Two



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Kitchen of the Week: Vintage farmhouse character makes strong design statement

This farmhouse-style kitchen, in a renovated home in the Bay of Plenty, was designed to appear as though it has evolved over time.

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This farmhouse-style kitchen, in a renovated home in the Bay of Plenty, was designed to appear as though it has evolved over time.

Back in the day, the kitchen table was the hub of all family activity – cooking, eating, socialising, entertaining, homework, you name it. And it happened around the table.

That’s the exact look and feel that a young, work-from-home family wanted for their new kitchen, say designers Jes Gordon and Christine Dawson of Mastercraft Kitchens Tauranga.

“I came into this project when our client’s home renovation was well underway, by which time most of the original kitchen was gone,” says Gordon. “There was a mish-mash of some old units put together with a piece of board on the top to act as a makeshift bench.

Jes Gordon of Mastercraft Kitchens Tauranga says the kitchen needed to be the family hub - a place for eating, socialising, homework and other activities.

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Jes Gordon of Mastercraft Kitchens Tauranga says the kitchen needed to be the family hub – a place for eating, socialising, homework and other activities.

“The large set of windows that dominate the space had also been painted a semi-gloss black. They, along with the gloss-black cooking range (Rangemaster), imported from the UK, determined the colour of the cabinetry.”

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This week a pink seesaw installation on the US-Mexico border was named Design of the Year



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Pink seesaw installation on the US-Mexico border

This week on Dezeen, an installation of three pink seesaws that allow children to play across the border won the Design Museum’s Design of the Year award.

Named the Teeter-Totter Wall, the pink seesaws were designed by architecture studio Rael San Fratello to connect children on both sides of the border wall.

“We are living in a time when people are longing for meaningful connections and we would like to think the teeter-totter can be an example for how we come together, to create balance and equality,” Virginia San Fratello told Dezeen.

The award was announced in the same week that Donald Trump, who highly politicised the border wall, left office and Joe Biden was sworn in as US president.



a canyon with a mountain in the background: Saudi Arabia announces plans for a 100-mile, car-free linear city called The Line


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Saudi Arabia announces plans for a 100-mile, car-free linear city called The Line

In Saudi Arabia, crown prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled plans for a 100-mile long city that will have no cars or streets.

In response to the design, a commenter wrote “only a train would think that’s a cool city layout”.



a close up of a hillside next to a tree: Sou Fujimoto's House of Hungarian Music nearing completion in Budapest


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Carnegie, South Fayette area real estate transactions for the week of Jan. 24

Bridgeville

Lee Ann Femiani sold property at 651 Elm St. to Henry Anthony Rossi III for $223,000.

Carnegie

Della Pierce sold property at 531 Boquet St. to JAAS Renovations LLC for $65,000.

Todd Bush sold property at 441 Broadway St. Ext. to Remarkable Realty Services LLC for $60,500.

Lee Cabalik sold property at 414 Franklin Ave. to Brittany Nicole Bagnato for $213,000.

Donna Kazan White sold property at 14 Run St. to Nathan Presutti for $130,000.

AMD Construction & Development LLC sold property at 985 Wagner St. to Vandergrift Capital LLC for $84,600.

Collier

Stambrosky Homes Inc. sold property at Unknown Address to George Hnaras and Amanda Gregg for $145,000.

Maronda Homes Inc. sold property at 1074 Livorno Drive to Sam Elie Glover III and Sara Glover for $328,115.

Crafton

Nicolella Holdings LLC sold property at 41 Maplewood Ave. to CYB Holdings LLC for $192,000.

Joanne Rupp sold property at 80 S Linwood Ave. to David and Cassie Hoedeman for $266,001.

Ingram

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency sold property at 77 Mahopac St. to Hawk Vesta LLC for $32,000.

Pennsbury Village

Ann

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The ‘Amazon Coat’ of Rugs Is Here, Rebecca de Ravenel Launches Home, and More News This Week

From business changes to product launches, there’s always something new happening in design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know. 

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The “Amazon Coat” of Rugs Is Here

This week, the New York Times covered a little-known but extremely popular light gray–and–white rug—likening it to the infamous Amazon coat. The product, which is made by New York company Rugs USA, copies traditional Berber carpets. Named Moroccan Trellis, the design is available through series of online distributors including Wayfair and Overstock. But buyers beware: As the article proves, it’s already just about everywhere. Call it the It Rug of the Internet.

Jenni Kayne Doubles Down on Home and Adds Focus on Interior Design

Jenni Kayne, California queen of cashmere sweaters and enviable leather shoes, ventured into the home product world some years ago. Now, after a series of additional launches, she’s making a more concerted interiors push—venturing too into the realm of interior design. “More than ever, we’ve collectively realized the importance our home environments play in our mental well-being and feelings of connectedness,” Kayne comments to AD PRO. “On that note, we’re thrilled to be expanding the Jenni Kayne brand in

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