The Fast Lane: All I want for Christmas is . . . 

A good jolt of humour will conquer the growing tide of intolerance that is creating a society of killjoys

The Fast Lane: My ‘guaranteed to please’ Christmas list

For the gent who wants a bit of Alpine tailoring in his wardrobe — an olive or navy boiled wool vest

The Fast Lane: an un-festive future

Your favourite restaurant has gone buffet and its cosy candles have been replaced by ugly fake LED ones

The Fast Lane: The fast show

A Fast Lane Video Diary would prove to all the non-believers that I really do travel this much

The Fast Lane: Unexpected arrival

This was a good example of tax dollars well spent with an arrival experience that not only makes the visitor feel welcome but also that the US is up for innovation and a few smiles

The Fast Lane: Inordinate surveys

Who thought it was a good idea to chase after busy guests and ask them for large chunks of time?

The Fast Lane: The diode at the end of the tunnel

I get how efficient LEDs are but should it really mean a massive aesthetic step backward? Surely not

The Fast Lane: Make the most of being a G20 host

Brisbane lacks a good hotel to cater for those who like a little bit of city-life to go along with their sunlounger – and vice versa

The Fast Lane: A silent scream for the quiet majority

My attention was diverted to a bright light across the dining room that seemed completely out of place

The Fast Lane: A terminal that fails to take off

I walked past the sculpture wedged into the atrium space – it looked like the mangled wreck of a jetliner

The Fast Lane: A break from routine? I should be so lucky

Black garments are a no and the colour purple does not appear in my home and work environments

The Fast Lane: The UK high street crisis hits home

Residents can’t live on a diet of scented candles and skinny tailoring from quirky fashion chains

The Fast Lane: Nips, tucks and a personal redesign

I think we should assemble all readers of this page to see how different (and how similar) many of you are

The Fast Lane: The high price of low-cost

Inside the check-in area, at a part of the airport I had never been to, it was borderline chaotic

The Fast Lane: how to make an entrance

With 17 people voicing their design fantasies, everyone thinks a new lobby is a top priority

The Fast Lane: Where the hell are we?

The confectionery and T-shirt bins are now covered in what were once possible purchases

The Fast Lane: Fly high but stay grounded

Our leading economies fail to develop as much respect for a builder as there is for a lawyer

The Fast Lane: a Swedish road trip

Older Swedes are happy to go naked but younger ones are more prudish and prefer to cover up

The Fast Lane: In the heat of the city

Imagine a sparkling Thames or East River with floating swimming platforms. Why not?

The Fast Lane: Let’s make our own sanctions bite

What if a group of hotel owners decided to cancel reservations from Russian guests?


Tyler BrûléTyler Brûlé writes the weekly Fast Lane column for the FT Weekend Life and Arts section.


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