GIVING INTERIOR-DECORATING fans a design book without assessing its contents is as risky as gifting them an actual piece of design you’ve never laid eyes on. Imagine how chagrined your minimalist pal be
Every autumn, the major paint brands name colors they think will dominate decorating trends the following year. So far, 2017 looks fancy. There’s Dunn- Edwards’s Honey Glow, Benjamin Moore’s Shadow and
One of the most memorable journeys I ever went on was a four-day hike across Japan in late autumn. It didn’t take place in the mountains of Hokkaido, or between Buddhist temples on the island of Shikoku.
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After news emerged about an underground reading room in Damascus, Fiona Macdonald discovers the places where writing has been hidden for centuries. Beneath the streets of a suburb of Damascus, rows of
It’s the sheer variety that strikes you first. Italy has as many hotels as it has destinations, from old-fashioned family-run pensioni in historic city centres to elegant lakeside resorts where you dine
World Heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, with its karst mountains, underground rivers, historic sites, extensive caves and unspoilt jungle, is packed with opportunities to hike, bike, paddle or