Camping on ‘Extraterrestrial’, one of the ‘streets’ at Burning Man 2013
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Burning Man: a hothouse for sustainable living

The experimental, desert festival in Nevada is inspiring new ideas about temporary homes and contemporary living

Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing at his home in south London
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Inside the home of chef Marcus Wareing

The new ‘MasterChef’ presenter on discovering future talent and his falling-out with Gordon Ramsay

Robin Lane Fox

Centenary Border at Sir Harold Hiller Gardens in Hampshire ©Shaun Matthews
The large-scale planting at Hillier, a council-run site in Hampshire, is truly inspiring
Next to Kino Central cinema house in Mitte, Berlin

Beyond the Wall in old East Berlin

A former run-down area of the German capital is now filled with high-end homes, but are prices stalling?

Gilt-metal wall light, c.1930

Pharaoh fashion in the home

Ancient Egypt is enjoying an afterlife as a continuing source of inspiration for designers

A general view is seen of Subodh Gupta's untitled stainless steel sculpture in the grounds of Hauser & Wirth Somerset in Bruton on July 11, 2014 in Somerset, United Kingdom
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Art gallery puts Somerset’s Bruton in the picture

Agents are confident the town’s growing arts scene will have a positive impact on the property market

12 Douglas Parade, Dover Heights, Sydney, Australia

Five homes perfect for opera lovers

From an oceanfront property east of Sydney Opera House to a villa near Salzburg’s Great Festival Hall

Joel Babbit and a flag dating from 1876, made to honour the original 13-star flag of America
©Chris Hamilton

Inside the home of eco entrepreneur Joel Babbit

The history buff who quit advertising to set up the environmental website Mother Nature Network

Artist’s image of the Nova Building

London’s Victoria travels upmarket

A £2.2bn makeover could help the drab central district challenge its high-end neighbours and become more than just a transport hub

The rejuvenated riverfront along the Garonne river in central Bordeaux
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Buzz over Bordeaux: a port city transformed

An ambitious regeneration programme has given the once neglected city a new lease of life

©Andrew Gregg

Expat lives: Canadian’s road to ‘Shangri-La’

How an obsession drove a writer, explorer and tea fanatic to live in a remote mountain region in China