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London’s secret underground mail rail

Until 2003, when it was decommissioned, this little-known railway belonged to the Royal Mail – come July, it will be opened to the public.<p><i>Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, or follow us on</i> <i>Twitter</i> <i>and</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <i>sign up for the weekly bbc.com</i> …

London

In Melbourne, a Modern House With a Classical Air

The four-story house has a pool, cinema room, elevator and indoor six-car garage<p>Listing of the Day<p><b>Location:</b> South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia<p><b>Price:</b> …

Luxury

Accent mosaics and tiles

When it comes to a certain tile-look in your kitchen or bathroom, there are a few rules that if adhered to, will get you the best value for your …

Best German Kitchens

My recent encounter with german culture drew my attention back to their products. We all know of the highly technical quality and precision …

Automotive Industry

All White

White snow days make you think of white. As the white disappears and the greenery of spring takes over, the afterimage of white lingers with me …

Design

Al Fresco Accessories

Spring warm weather always comes with joy, sun and the want for outdoor entertainment. Fun and colorful accessories for the backyard or a picnic in …

Bugatti

The downfall of Creative work space

Meet the new workplace<p>a space where playing is breaking from seriousness<p>where that break is needed, valued and increasingly sought<p>yet less we observe …

Creative

Sold! Condo in former church goes for $400K over asking

The Toronto real estate market might finally be showing signs of a cool down. Where once it seemed like pretty much every property sold for over …

Real Estate

Ten things we learned from the Cannes Film Festival

There was glamour on the red carpet but gritty themes on screen at this year’s festival – and the spectre of terrorism cast a shadow over proceedings, writes Matthew Anderson.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Cannes knows how to celebrate itself with style</b><br>The Cannes Film Festival raised a glass to itself this year, with a whole …

Festivals

30 Creative Lamp Ideas | Art and Design

Wonderful looking reindeer inspired lamp. Using conventional things around the hose like bottles and a dab of creativity can create a work of …

This hidden library might be Toronto's most beautiful room

One of Toronto's most important buildings remains something of an unheralded gem in the heart of the city. It lacks the public acclaim of local …

A deeper shade of green

The luxury industry and the environment<p>IN 30 SECONDS<p>Consumers, in particular millennials, are basing more of their decisions to buy luxury products …

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

The birth of the web | CERN

Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the …

The Power Of Delaying Gratification

In 1970 psychologist Walter Mischel famously placed a cookie in front of a group of children and gave them a choice: they could eat the cookie …

Ron Baird

Ready To Go

1. Nadja Auermann, Vogue Germany, 2008<p>2. Lily Donaldson and Anja Rubik, Allure, 2010<p>3. Doutzen Kroes, Allure, 2012<p>4. Candice Swanepoel, Allure, …

How Western civilisation could collapse

Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer.<p>The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should …

12 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

Love is many things: butterflies and giggles, happiness and comfort, commitment and best friendship.<p>But love, alas, is not easy to find.<p>How and why …

Why 1 State Wants to Ban Your Favorite Sunscreen

As soon as temperatures creep to the high 80s around mid-summer, I make plans for a grand beach day. I pack the essentials—a towel, sunglasses, a sun …

A Parisian Neighborhood for Affluent and Influential Families

The 17th arrondissement boasts grand apartment buildings and some of the city’s best schools<p>Home to the grandest apartment buildings and best schools …

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The Best Apps for Interior Designers

The best -apps carry the same traits as well-designed interiors: beauty, function, and inspiration. And with the right combination of apps, your iPad becomes one of the most versatile tools at your disposal. We asked seven interior designers what apps<p>The best apps carry the same traits as …

Home Decorating

10 Must-Have Home Decorating Apps for Android & iOS

Amateur interior designers, rejoice! (Professionals, you have reason to celebrate, too.) There is now a wealth of home improvement and decorating …

Business Musings: The Second 2017 Process Blog

We finished the annual anthology workshop on Saturday. Forty professional (or professional quality) writers, gathering for a weeklong discussion of …

Time Management

10 Writers Who Played a Key Role in the Rise of the Short Story

Novelists seem to get all the hype. The short story was once considered just as important as the novel—think Hemingway or Chekhov—but at some point, …

Culture Watch: What to Read, Watch and Listen to Right Now

Books<p><i>By Lesley Nneka Arimah</i><p>Arimah's book takes its name from one of her short stories published in 2015, when her bio read, "If she could just get …

A transformative practice in Mongolia is helping people die with grace and dignity

What comes to mind when you think of Mongolia? My answer, probably like many people’s, was vast empty space, those signature round white tents (which Mongolians call <i>gers</i>, not ‘yurts’ – a word brought in during the country’s period under Russian and Soviet influence) and Genghis Khan.<p>One thing you …

Health Care

Fabulous Eclectic for Kate Moss and Johnny Depp

A beautiful interior that is lived in – gorgeously lit room<p>and the other side:<p>modest and so pleasant<p>piece by piece, the room is full, with very …

Fixing potlights layout on site

Some of the most important site visits for you to have if you build a new home are lighting and ceiling coordination visits with the designer.<p>As the …