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  1. March 28, 2014

    Fornasetti and the Italian design houses seeking brand success

    Milan’s Triennale Design Museum had a sleeper hit this past winter. Twenty years in the planning, a stunning but little...

  2. November 18, 2013

    Commoditised market innovation

    The story Technogel is a polyurethane gel with special chemical and physical properties that make it particularly useful in...

  1. September 13, 2013

    Sheridan Coakley, the Briton backing young US designers

    It has been almost 30 years since Sheridan Coakley left his Notting Hill shop for what were then the bleak streets of...

  2. March 29, 2013

    Part beach resort, part world’s best furniture showroom

    The view from the dining pavilion at Dedon Island in the Philippines takes in a glorious stretch of beach and sea but it is...

  3. March 15, 2013

    Starck choice in Istanbul

    Most travellers to Istanbul stay in Sultanahmet, in the shadow of the Ayasofya and Topkapi palace, or down on the shore of...

  4. January 25, 2013

    Breaking the mould

    Unless you know something about the story of how it was made, and why and who used it, putting a chair on a plinth in a...

  5. December 21, 2012

    Steve Jobs’ yacht held over disputed bill

    With its rectangular lines and shimmering aluminium hull, the 78-metre yacht Venus seemed the final incarnation of Steve...

  6. August 10, 2012

    Exercises in sleek design

    In a Scandinavian television advertisement, the curvaceous singer Cher once said of fitness that “if it came in a bottle,...

  7. June 8, 2012

    Top of the form

    At the entrance to the latest exhibition to open at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Heatherwick Studio: Designing the...

  8. June 1, 2012

    Phuket’s new breed of chic beach retreats

    Koh Samui has been the main focus of buzz in Thailand over the past three years, with its seemingly unceasing procession of...

  9. March 9, 2012

    The expert selection: Hip and historic Italian hotels

    Juliet Kinsman, editor-in-chief of Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: Italy (www.mrandmrssmith.com), picks five historic...

  10. November 29, 2011

    Measure for Measure, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

    Never again shall I feel I have missed out in life by not visiting the fetish club Torture Garden. In Roxana Silbert’s Royal...

  11. September 30, 2011

    A vision of Latin luxury

    Standing tall in his broad-brimmed white panama, white trousers, white shoes, dress shirt and creamy raincoat, Alan Faena is...

  12. September 9, 2011

    Short cuts

    Paris Since it opened late last year, the superb Royal Monceau hotel has launched a succession of innovative facilities,...

  13. September 2, 2011

    A pressing issue

    It may seem a nonsensical journey from being born and raised in Colombia and winning a Fulbright scholarship to study film...

  14. July 29, 2011

    Sea monsters

    The other Kate’s wedding this summer was – of course – Moss’s. And without such intense media scrutiny as her namesake or...

  15. June 24, 2011

    Home is where the Heath is

    As early as the 18th century, Hampstead was the destination of choice for those seeking pleasure, rest and repose in north...

  16. June 10, 2011

    A dose of pho for Soho

    David Archer (left) designer of Cây Tre Soho, with chef Hieu Trung Bui Cây Tre By the standard of organised chaos that...

  17. December 10, 2010

    Photo-Me quadruples interim dividend

    Photo-Me International quadrupled its interim dividend to 1p after pre-tax profits increased by £5m to £14m. Photo-Me...

  18. October 30, 2010

    Sexy and getting smarter

    Yoo Berlin in Mitte district, where one apartment is on sale for €805,740 Grey and cheap. That’s how people often describe...

  19. October 30, 2010

    Some like it haute: Restaurants with a view

    Of course you can’t eat the view, but I have always found that rooftop restaurants offer an extra gastronomic dimension. One...

  20. October 16, 2010

    Shrink to fit

    Kitchens are disappearing – or so it seems. As pied-à-terre lifestyles – weekdays in the city, weekends in the country –...

  21. April 1, 2010

    Clearly inspired

    Revolutionary: Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost pioneered the use of transparent polycarbonate A small, white plastic cup of...

  22. February 13, 2010

    ‘It’s all very eclectic and laid back’

    Philippe Starck, 60, has been a design frontrunner for 30 years. After studying product design and interior architecture at...

  23. February 13, 2010

    French special: On the trail of the lost villages of Paris

    ‘Village’ life in Montmartre As I emerge from Alexandre Dumas metro station headlong into steely-faced Parisians and...

  24. December 8, 2009

    Brent Hoberman Mydeco.com

    No week is ever the same; one day, I might be meeting a politician to brainstorm issues, the next, I'll be debating...

  25. December 7, 2009

    Business diary: Brent Hoberman

    Brent Hoberman is a London-based internet entrepreneur. He is executive chairman of Mydeco.com, the home interiors site, and...

  26. October 31, 2009

    Entrepreneur seeks to fill residential gap

    John Hitchcox is as often in glossy magazines as the business pages, but that has not deterred the laid-back property...

  27. October 24, 2009

    An inexpensive design hotel in Paris

    The restaurant and bar area at Mama Shelter When the general manager of the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, one of the most luxurious...

  28. October 10, 2009

    Youthful inspiration

    Francis Sultana among miniature versions of chic adult chairs The “mini me” market is increasingly providing inspiration...

  29. April 25, 2009

    Deep in a 1980s fashion renaissance

    In the early 1980s, before going to college and embarking on a writing career, I worked as a fashion model. I appeared in...

  30. February 21, 2009

    'I hang on to things for ever'

    Alberto Alessi, 62, is the chief executive of the family-run homeware business Alessi, founded in 1921 and based in...

  31. February 21, 2009

    ‘I hang on to things for ever’

    Alberto Alessi, 62, is the chief executive of the family-run homeware business Alessi, founded in 1921 and based in...

  32. February 14, 2009

    No need to shout

    Reality television has led to the unsettling phenomenon of a house full of prima donnas outscreeching each other, all aware...

  33. February 14, 2009

    No need to shout

    Celebrity reality television has led to the unsettling, voyeuristic phenomenon of a house full of prima donnas, each...

  34. November 8, 2008

    Behind the ironed curtain

    Private dining rooms within restaurants have always been popular but they are something of a contradiction: restaurants are...

  35. November 8, 2008

    Charm of the private dining room

    Private dining rooms within restaurants have always been popular but they are something of a contradiction: restaurants are...

  36. November 1, 2008

    Scouting the pampas

    My sojourn in the sun was all too brief; I was mainly occupied in professional pursuits on behalf of my client. It was a...

  37. June 28, 2008

    The new Russia houses

    One of the many memorable images in David Lean’s Dr Zhivago (1965) is of the protagonist’s isolated dacha, looking out on...

  38. June 7, 2008

    Supersized Sichuan

    The most distinctive characteristic of restaurants in Beijing is their size. Such is their scale that most restaurants...

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