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How to Make Folded Paper Bracelets

Making a folded paper bracelet is a fun way to keep the kids busy and to use up old paintings. Plus, they look so pretty!<p>We love our watercolour …

Re-Creating The Magic Of Harry Potter In The Real World

The graphic designers behind the new Diagon Alley theme park reveal how they translate the stuff of film and books into real-world magic.<p>Hundreds of wannabe-magicians walk down a cobblestone street, lugging bags filled with wands, robes, and plush three-headed dogs. A dragon breathes fire atop a …

Cauldron controversy: why the Olympic settlement is a milestone for designers

News that the Olympic organising committee, Locog, has settled with design team Atopia comes after a year of top-secret meetings. It followed the Guardian's reports of similarities between Thomas Heatherwick's cauldron and Atopia's pavilion design, which the latter developed at Locog's invitation …

Dubai: Pearl of the Desert

I consider myself a seasoned world traveler. I have visited some of the most exotic and exciting destinations on earth, yet even I was surprised when I visited Dubai earlier this year. How does a nation go from living in the desert lands of the Arabian Peninsula, making a living as pearl merchants, …

China’s Atlantis of the East

The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.<p>Often called the “Atlantis of the East” by travellers, the underwater city of Shicheng is a magnificent, mysterious …

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