Horst P Horst: snapshots of a vanishing world

The 20th-century photographer’s images of the rich and fashionable inside their homes chronicled a fragile splendour

Molly Thompson-Smith
©Victoria Birkinshaw

Inside the home of a teenage climbing star

Sixteen-year-old Molly Thompson-Smith, one of the world’s best climbers, talks about balancing training with schoolwork


The High Garden at Great Dixter ©greatdixter.co.uk
Great Dixter is one of many gardens, large and small, that regularly host events for buyers and sellers of unusual plants
Map showing the port city of Goa c1595
©The Stapleton Collection/Bridgeman Images

India’s Goa faces dilemma over demand for villas

Can the tiny state preserve its environment while also ensuring it remains an accessible destination?

Apartment with private pool in the Soori High Line condo building
©SCDA Architects

New York’s High Line spurs high-end developments

The converted rail track has attracted tourists, lifted real estate prices and inspired upmarket residential projects

Ruby lustre animal tiles, by William DeMorgan, deferranti.com

Take a walk on the tiled side

How the traditional art of tiling endures – with a contemporary twist

The ‘Big John, Little John’ chess set by Susan Atkinson
©Daniel Brooke

Artisans at work on tomorrow’s treasures

Designers are seeking to create objects of high value in the future using the craftsmanship of the past

The dRMM-designed Sliding House in Suffolk, England

Mobile homes for the modern age

How moveable elements such as shifting floors and revolving rooms could transform building design

Expat lives: the American who roasts coffee in Prague

Charles Fleer left his pharmaceuticals job to set up a roasting business and café in the Czech Republic

Putney Pier

London’s Putney: not just for families

New developments are transforming the district, attracting more young professionals and overseas buyers

53 Contentment Island Road

Five homes in remote places

From the Connecticut property once owned by Charles Lindbergh to a coastal farm in Scotland’s Orkney Islands