Inside the Beijing Watch factory

China's watchmakers

Entering the grounds of the facility is like stepping back a generation in time

Story of a supercycle

Thousands take to Hong Kong’s streets

Tens of thousands of people on Monday joined pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong in a challenge to China’s government

Candidates for the next London mayor

Who are the runners and riders to replace Boris Johnson?

Ingram Pinn illustration

Visual comment of the week

Ingram Pinn’s take on one of the main events of the week

From left: Marco de Vincenzo, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana

Milan Fashion Week

Swinging fringing, summer leather, dressy denim – the emerging trends for spring/summer 2015

Detail from Monet's 'Les Tuileries'
©Musée Marmottan Monet

Claude Monet at the Musée Marmottan, Paris

A new exhibition has assembled a stellar display of the Impressionist’s most influential work

The Discoverer at Holgate Glacier, Alaska
©Jennifer Paton

A sub-Arctic cruise via Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula

On its way from Japan to Alaska, a new expedition takes in little-explored territories in the North Pacific

‘Ferry Along the Moselle, Germany’ (1954)
©Martin Karplus

Snapshot: ‘Photographs 1953-2009’, by Martin Karplus

The Nobel-winning chemist’s photographs document a ‘vision of a world, much of which no longer exists’

Raw concrete surfaces in an apartment in Nagoya, Japan
©Airhouse Design Office

Concrete and interior design: it’s cement to be

A new generation of designers is starting to experiment with the material in different forms

Street market traders of Paris

In spite of loyal customers, they face an uncertain future

Macau in the crosshairs

Casinos under threat from Beijing’s anti-corruption drive

Sylvia Whitman’s Paris discovery: the Finnish Cultural Centre

The Coutume Instituutti café is a favourite hangout for the owner of Paris’s Shakespeare & Company bookshop

New look for Jakarta’s Old Town?

Riba Gold medal winners of design

Husband and wife team John Tuomey and Sheila O'Donnell are winners of Riba lifetime achievement award

US and allies strike at Isis

Bombing raids launched against militants in Syria

Hong Kong students demand democracy

Students strike over Beijing plans for Hong Kong

Labour party conference

The UK Labour party returns to Manchester for its annual conference

Climate action stirs thousands to march

Hundreds of thousands marched in cities around the world demanding government action

The silicon road: images from the valley

John Constable: the continental Englishman

For many people, John Constable is England in paint but a new show reveals his debt to artists across Europe

London Fashion Week: from art to artistry

The trends from the spring/summer 2015 shows

Works from the Anselm Kiefer retrospective at the Royal Academy

‘You can’t avoid beauty in art’

Alibaba’s IPO banks split $250m fee pool

Design duo Färg and Blanche

Two Sweden-based designers experiment with wood, textiles and ceramics

The bold and the new

Modernist homes that are increasingly sought after

Skibo Castle: ‘more beautiful than heaven’

The Scottish estate that was once home to the world’s richest man

Behind the scenes at the British Museum

Simon Schama talks to Neil MacGregor, director of ‘the BM’

Slideshow: Scotland Decides

Scotland awaits results of independence referendum

Slideshow: Scotland Decides

Scotland receives results of its independence referendum