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Ingram Pinn

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

Ibiza’s new arts scene

Cunard’s 175th anniversary cruise

The secrets of French skincare

For the best skincare, head for the pharmacy

That shore thing

Great beach hair takes effort. Here are some products that could help you release your inner surf-goddess

Taking care of your feet

Beauty products for treating cracked heels and hard skin

England’s finest parks and gardens

Robin Lane Fox’s best green landscapes to visit this summer

Inside the home of Chinese dancer Jin Xing

Jin’s apartment is scattered with objects suggesting a life well travelled, such as a saddle from Inner Mongolia and statuettes of dancers

Orlebar Brown, £130

Shopping: five best men’s swim shorts

Short, svelte and stylish, swim shorts to take you from the surf to the lunch table

Five fabulous pieces

Beautiful, bright and dazzling expensive, we look at the hottest rocks at the high jewellery collections

Japan: beyond the bullet train

Anthony Caro at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hepworth Wakefield

Two shows reveal how the sculptor trampled on tradition and redefined his art

Reissued furniture, fresh from the archive

The return of classic pieces and forgotten gems

From ‘Ways of Knowing’, by Daniel Stier

Fast bowling with Makhaya Ntini

The retired South African paceman teaches the art of seam and swing

The Ethiopia paradox

Country with authoritarian regime boasts astonishing growth

Africa’s supermarkets

Large stores are replacing traditional outdoor markets and street vendors

Summer and The City at New York Fashion Week: Men’s

Whole outfits were worn, suits as defined in the literal definition of the word

Asian Highway One mired in muddy reality

Obstacles block India’s plans for modern regional gateway

Designs for Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge

Shortlist of architects for London’s newest cycle and pedestrian crossing

Basquiat in Bilbao

The Guggenheim mounts a fine retrospective showcasing the political voice of the groundbreaking artist

When an artist runs a country

Albania’s PM is a leader in thrall to the power of art

Design stars in the making

Selection of works showcased by emerging talents at the New Designers’ London show

Creating a Steinway piano

A look at how the instrument is created by a highly skilled team at a factory in Hamburg

Virtual reality

The University of Birmingham team looking to turn VR into reality

Robot wars

See the robots taking part in the Darpa Robotics Challenge

Evolution meets revolution: five phases of Iranian oil

Charting the fortunes of the industry in the Islamic Republic

New Horizons’ 9-year voyage to Pluto

Nasa’s New Horizons’ voyage

Eurozone ministers in last-ditch Greek talks

Negotiations aimed at breaking deadlock

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