How Bayley would decide to spend mega-millions

Design guru Stephen Bayley surpassed himself last week when asked by The Independent what he’d do with a windfall inheritance.

Assuming he’d need £100m to ‘live off the interest of the interest’, his discretionary spending would include ‘a small, but discriminating, collection of early Netherlandish art, a wine estate in Languedoc, an apartment on the rue Jacob, a house in London’s Cheyne Walk and a Eurocopter to connect them’.

His benevolence would stretch to 850 000 Trees for London and an Institute for Taste and Good Manners ‘to teach politicians how to behave’.

As a man once said, don’t dream a little, dream a lotto.

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