The fine art of retail

Designed by an architect and often ‘curated’, the modern boutique has become a gallery of desire

Dazzled by Doha

Art and architecture are turning Qatar into much more than a place to change planes, writes Claire Wrathall

Towers of babble

Deafened in restaurants? Assaulted by noise in offices? Sound design is an essential but all too often neglected question

Lunch with the FT: Peter Marino

The New York architect behind many of the world’s designer stores is a cult figure at Paris fashion week. He beats the dress code at one of Manhattan’s smartest restaurants to bare his biceps – and his soul – to Vanessa Friedman

Lunch with the FT

The next big thing

Jackie Wullschlager argues that the trend towards gigantism in art is getting out of hand

A real corker

Designed by the architects Herzog & De Meuron with Ai Weiwei, this year’s creation is magnificent, mouldy and a meditation on memory, writes Edwin Heathcote

All in a day’s work

Art is too serious, say Miuccia Prada and Francesco Vezzoli. The fashion designer and artist talk about their plans for a playful, one-day-only event