AJ staffers were surprised and entertained to hear some months ago of the unlikely collaboration between classicist Robert Adam and Erotic Gherkin designer (or not?) Ken Shuttleworth. But now an even less likely collaboration has reached astragal's ever inquisitive ears. Apparently über-classicist Francis Terry – son of Quinlan – is in regular contact with the chaps from FAT. Ok, ok, it's obvious that they both have it in for the Modernist mainstream, but can you really imagine Sean Griffiths or Sam Jacobs (both achingly cool) hanging out with the tweedy ones? Well I never; trendy Hoxton meets rural Essex.