The reputed quote perfectly sums up Britain. During the first half of the 20th century we suffered an indignant series of horrendous events, laced with death, crime and disease. Yet we ploughed on, pushing the boundaries of technology, design and engineering in the face of asceticism.
Image Credits: cigarettesmightkillyou. The little things really do matter for artist Joshua Smith. Smith switched to shrinking the world down almost a year ago.
There are many different fashion trends that defined the sbut there's one that sticks out the most: the miniskirt. The origins of the teeny-weeny skirt are debatable archeologists unearthed figurines from between and B. Modern history credits designer Mary Quant as a pioneer who had women wearing minis all over the world.
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The month-old royal stole the show during a play day with her older brother Prince George and parents Prince Wiliam and Kate Middleton during their Canada tour - playing with balloons, animals and bubbles - but it's her striking resemblance to her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth that has everyone talking. As these pictures from show a young Elizabeth, then princess, the pair bear a striking resemblance to one another including the cherubic smile. Not to mention their wardrobes - Kate dresses both Charlotte and George in vintage-style clothing filled with cardigans, knee high socks and hair barrettes in a nod to the Queen's childhood era.
It's almost hard to believe that the BMW-reimagined Mini is now in its 15th year. Call it a birthday, if you will, that the Cooper Convertible arrives this month in its third-generation and best-looking guise to date; a little puppy fat, cute looks, bags of adolescent vigour and tireless energy are embodied in this coming-of-age convertible. Ahead of the official launch we got behind the wheel of both Cooper and pepped-up Cooper S Convertible models. Having blown out those imaginary birthday candles, we dropped the soft top, slotted the sunnies over face and, in attempting our best Brits-in-Portugal equivalent of Spring Break - hey a German manufacturer reimagined a British car, so we can think big too - to see whether this soft-top is a splash hit to drive.
Katherine Ann Moss     born 16 January is an English model and businesswoman. Arriving at the end of the "supermodel era", Moss rose to fame in the mid s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. Her collaborations with Calvin Klein brought her to fashion icon status.