According to Colin Farrell, he had a lengthy romantic (but unconsummated) fling with Elizabeth Taylor in the years leading up to her death, which is the kind of revelation you can do without learning about over the morning cornflakes. Still, whatever your view on May to September relationships, this here is an story of a fine old institution getting an injection of youthful energy that won’t turn the milk sour.
The odd coupling involves Royal Doulton and street art – two of the unlikeliest bedfellows you could imagine, but as it turns out, a match made in heaven. Pure Evil and Nick Walker have designed a range of limited edition plates and mugs with the iconic Stoke-based ceramics manufacturer, bridging the gap between traditional and progressive design and offering both sides an interesting new way of presenting themselves. The plates, probably best enjoyed hanging on a wall rather than used to serve dinner on, and more usable mugs include memorable designs such as Pure Evil in the Pillory and Walker’s signature bowler-hatted anarchist.