Tyler Brûlé writes the weekly Fast Lane column for the FT Weekend Life and Arts section.
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After day one at language school, I realised that my fantasy of morning run and emails didn’t stand a chance
It might have been spilled milk but the way he leapt up and swore, you’d have thought it was caustic acid
Much of the world is looking for more humble, informed leadership that the Canadians and Germans could serve up
Collating some of the more frequently asked questions from readers near and far
Quickening my pace and closing in, I noticed something was different, not quite right
Tech titans would do better focusing on the health crisis they’ve created rather than digitally printing water
I’ve been looking forward to this kick-off-the-new-year walk, and, in my mind, have concocted my ideal look
Marie Kondo might have sold millions of books but there’s a need for keeping things close at hand
Between dinner parties and hanging Christmas baubles, you might have found yourself conversing with your own good self
Would the environment be less exhausted if there was a charge for wasteful renovations and teardowns?
Hundreds of kilometres of shops have left Toronto with a fertile topsoil for its thriving entrepreneur class
Going against the tide of political correctness, we host a party that dares to use the word ‘Christmas’
I ventured into Schumann’s Tagesbar, found a seat in the corner and picked up a copy of Handelsblatt. A sharp-looking waiter in a white jacket took my order and promptly returned with some bar snacks and warming glass of Spätburgunder wine
As the clock ticks down for the season, here’s the annual list for the trickier people in your life
‘We wanted everything to be authentic — you shouldn’t look at anything and feel it’s an imitation’
Home to some of the biggest and best publishers in the world, Germany can be a beacon for bigger ideas
Is it the new normal to be subjected to both ends of the conversation on a train or aircraft cabin?
Most of the developed world has adopted a ‘driver bad/pedestrian good’ traffic code
It’s not just me that likes books — tens of millions of my countrymen feel the same
Like much of modern design, they have all the charm and texture of the screen they were designed on
Six years ago, you could go to Oktoberfest in just a traditional hat . . . now everyone wants to go the whole way
Part two of a round-the-world trip, and happiness might just lie in a grocery store at Central World Bangkok
It’s part one of a full on, round-the-world tour — and I’m running low on essentials
For a few years now The Fast Lane has been calling for flyers both fresh and frequent to be licensed
Can you wear pyjamas at your desk? Are bare ankles acceptable? And dogs? Lucy Kellaway and Tyler Brûlé go head-to-head over how we work today
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