Lucy Kellaway (left) and David Tang
©Victoria Birkinshaw

Minimalist versus maximalist

One believes in uncluttered living. The other in disorder. Lucy Kellaway and David Tang compare homes

Sally Cheshire in the garden of her home in Manchester
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UK fertility watchdog chair Sally Cheshire

The former consultant is helping Britain become the first country to adopt a controversial IVF technique


Magnolia x soulangeana Alba Superba ©S&O/Gap Gardens
A round-up of the best varieties of magnolia, camellia, prunus, forsythia, daphne and viburnum
– Robin Lane Fox
Paddle boarding and boating on Lady Bird lake in downtown Austin
©David Liu/iStock

Austin: far out yet plugged in

The Texan capital has just been named the world’s top tech city

Pulteney Bridge in Bath
©Anna Stowe/Alamy

Bath draws buyers relocating from London

Demand outstrips supply in a city popular with movers and expats

The Metropolis Building on Gran Vía, Madrid
©Susanne Kremer/4Corners

Madrid waits for signal to ‘go’

Has the Spanish capital’s property market turned a corner?

Matthew Wilson outside his greenhouse in Rutland
©Rick Pushinsky

A guide to the best glasshouses

A range of models open up the possibilities in temperate climates

The 28 chandelier series
©Gwenael Lewis

Canadian design: Nordic by nature

Young designers tap into the country’s wild, vast landscape

Arabella McIntyre-Brown relaxes at her home in Magura in the Carpathian Mountains
©Andrei Pungovschi

From Liverpool to Transylvania

Writer Arabella McIntyre-Brown lives in a Romanian village far from Dracula’s tourist-trap castle

The Point, Milsons Point, Sydney, Australia

Homes near the world’s best marathons

From a serviced apartment near London’s finishing line to a penthouse overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge

Shwedagon in Yangon city Myanmar

Saving the built heritage of Yangon

How one group is battling to protect the city’s distinctive architectural character