Design

By Michelle Johnson | 17 Sep 2019

Kelly Hoppen shares why she's living on the Edge with her cruise ship designs

Known as the queen of taupe, it’s hard to believe that interior design icon Kelly Hoppen did not, in fact, invent the neutral palette. Her penchant for calm tones paired with lush fabrics has ep... Read More

By Tempus | 02 Sep 2019

Valkyrie re-establishes the gold standard

In an unassuming red brick building in the heart of London’s Mayfair, exists a company that works beneath the surface to protect and power some of the UK’s most important companies –... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 02 Sep 2019

Discover why serious skiers – and investors – are making a downhill run to Niseko Village, Japan

With the Rugby World Cup heading to Japan in October, followed by the Summer Olympics in 2020 and Expo 2025, the world’s eyes are on the East Asian island nation. But while many still think of J... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 02 Sep 2019

Parc du Cap brings a modern touch of Great Gatsby glamour to Cap d’Antibes

When F Scott Fitzgerald wrote: “When your eyes first fall upon the Mediterranean you know at once why it was here that man first stood erect and stretched out his arms toward the sun”, he ... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 02 Sep 2019

Step inside Mandarin Oriental's first European standalone residence

Longing for an apartment that offers the familiar luxury of a prestige hospitality brand but without feeling like you’re staying in an actual hotel? A new branded residence development in one of... Read More

By Farzana Ali | 02 Sep 2019

The UK's finest fragrance houses reveal why the artisanal approach rules

The rules are out. As mass-produced fragrances continue to hit a sour note with discerning perfume wearers, the move towards prestige and niche fragrances continues to rise. And as more of us continue... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 30 Aug 2019

Almost human: The world's first robot artist in her own words

Named after Ada Lovelace, the pioneering 19th century mathematician, and featuring a hyper realistic humanoid head and facial features, it's easy to see why robot artist Ai-Da is cr... Read More

By Claire McQue | 30 Aug 2019

Art and ecology collide at the Venice Biennale

In the Palazzo Ca’Tron, an elegant 16th-century structure on Venice’s Canal Grande, a shoal of blue marlin dance through a turquoise lagoon. Vines spiral around giant trees and, hanging fr... Read More

By Ross Forbes | 29 Aug 2019

A cut above? We put ADAM Grooming Atelier's speed-barbering skills to the test

For some, going to the barbers can seem like a laborious chore. After enough poor cuts, the quest for the perfect barber can quickly become a search for anyone who can manage a fairly consistent job, ... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 28 Aug 2019

Kaape Interiors shows that when it comes to interior architecture, the Scandi way is best

Never utter the word ‘IKEA’ to a Scandinavian designer – this is what I learnt when I sat down with Kirsti Prestmarken, designer-in-charge of Norway’s leading design studio, Ka... Read More

27 Aug 2019

Turner Twins Electric Expedition to the Iberian Pole

Twins Hugo and Ross, better known as the Turner Twins, are a pair of adventurers who specialise in ‘world-first’ trips. On their latest of their expeditions, they set out to reach the Iber... Read More

21 Aug 2019

These are the interior design trends that are predicted to last all year round

Our approach to interior design is a great deal different to how it was just a few years ago. Thanks to the data provided by image-sharing sites like Pinterest, we’re able to form a more ac... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 16 Aug 2019

Moritz Grossmann is reinventing the art of German watchmaking

The birthplace of German watchmaking is not in a major city, as you might expect, but instead a small town an hour’s drive outside Dresden, nestled in the countryside not far from the Czech bord... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 15 Aug 2019

Beauty industry magnate Didier Guillon on why his Valmont Foundation for the arts is his most important challenge yet

"The best place to buy art is Venice. This isn’t a city where artists sell their work, especially during the Biennale – you don’t see the price of a piece anywhere in the Giardi... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 08 Aug 2019

Art ex Machina: Meet the AI challenging everything we know about art and ethics

Artificial intelligence has become commonplace. No longer a futuristic novelty, the impact of learning machines is now being felt in everything from the way we do business to how we interact with our ... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 07 Aug 2019

Inside the intriguing world of Grant Macdonald London, Britain’s finest silversmiths

Grant Macdonald jokes that he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth, so he learned to make one. It’s this drive, creativity and, some could say, stubbornness that’s made Macdo... Read More

By Adam Hay-Nicholls | 06 Aug 2019

Take a tour of Ferrari's spectacular dream factory in northern Italy

Approaching Maranello in northern Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, we could be in any modestly sized pastel-coloured industrial town. Yet, once you reach the perimeter road around Ferrari’s ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 06 Aug 2019

These are the young designers ready to create a "better tomorrow" with their prototypes

The Lexus Design Awards Milan Design Week is far more than a furniture fair. As the interior design world descends upon the northern Italian city each April to delve into future trends, luxury automot... Read More

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