Bernar Venet’s new foundation near Nice

Frank Stella’s ‘Djinat’ (2007)
©Serge Demailly

The conceptual artist recently launched Le Muy, featuring work from a 100-strong collection, along with his own pieces

Broughton House opened its doors exactly two years after the outbreak of World War One, on August 4, 1916, to fill a pressing need for more beds in which to treat badly disabled soldiers coming back from the Front. There were so many that hospitals could not cope with them all.
©Jon Super/FT

Broughton House: a soldier’s refuge

The scene in Muse at the towering faux pagoda that serves as a border post with China
©Charlie Bibby

Riding the road to Mandalay

The ancient trade route from Myanmar to China is now being reborn in a way few of its past travellers could have imagined

Set sail in luxury boats designed for a honeymoon

Be seduced by single-cabin vessels catering for honeymooners who opt for the freedom at sea than the conventions of a hotel

‘Amusements in the Xuande Emperor’s Palace’ (1426-35, anonymous)
©The Palace Museum/Beijing

‘Ming: 50 Years that Changed China’ at the British Museum

An autumn blockbuster show will explore a Chinese dynasty that has telling parallels with today’s world

Barnaba Fornasetti’ portrait with his cat Jules in the kitchen. He’s sit on his latest creation: the armchair “Baciamano” designed by Nigel Coates in collaboration with him. The Fornasetti décor of this armchair is “Malachite” in jacquard fabric. Floor: Fornasetti ceramic tiles “Ultime notizie” (latest news) by Ceramica Bardelli. Column: Fornasetti wallpaper “Ex Libris” by Cole and Son
©Mattia Zoppellaro

At home with Barnaba Fornasetti

From butterflies to Jules the cat, the Italian designer’s Milanese house is alive with creatures

Juvenile goldfinch
©Andy Sewell

Andy Sewell paints a portrait of rural England

A portrait of life in rural England

Pictures from the series “Summer on a solitary beach” by Escapista
©Escapista

‘Summer on a solitary beach’ by Escapista

The pictures in the Italian photographer’s series were taken at a pool at Bagni Ausonia in Trieste, Italy

Zhou Yongkang: China’s biggest ‘tiger’

The most senior official to face corruption charges in the history of modern China has been formally placed under investigation by the ruling Communist party, nearly eight months after he is believed to have been detained

Ukraine’s civilian casualties

Thousands living in eastern Ukraine are caught in the escalating conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists

British architect Sir Richard MacCormac 1938-2014

The former Riba president was respected and loved even if his carefully detailed, often elaborate, creations might have fallen a little out of fashion in recent years

L’Oréal’s Makeup Genius: how it works

War in Gaza

Dozens of Palestinian bodies recovered from rubble in the Gaza Strip during ceasefire

‘Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture’, Design Museum, London

‘Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness’, MoMA

The American artist’s hyperrealistic photographs are often designed to mimic advertisements

Ebola spreads

Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea struggle to contain the rapidly spreading outbreak

Fast food scare in China

McDonald’s and KFC hit by safety scandal

Ones to watch: young designers on the rise

Eight of the best recent graduates and their work

An optimistic generation of Afghan entrepreneurs

Despite political instability and setbacks, some young people in Afghanistan’s business industries are still betting on the country’s future

Trouble at StanChart

Chief and chairman among those under pressure

Clarke’s time at Tesco

Chief’s exit marks ignominious at retailer

The final voyage of the Costa Concordia

Journey to Genoa will take four days

Joko Widodo’s presidential victory

Indonesia’s president-elect celebrates his electoral success

How Cath Kidston sold chintz to China

British designer has more shops in Asia than in the UK

Red tourism: Let a million Chinese bloom

China’s newly affluent visit sites that deify Mao

Ukraine’s rebel chiefs

MH17 recovery

A total of 298 people were on board MH17. Many were placed in refrigerated train wagons at the town of Torez on Monday, close to the crash site.

Change at Tesco

Clarke leaves as chief executive amid disappointing sales

The aftermath of MH17 crash

International pressure grows on Ukraine rebels

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