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15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

The best-ever kitchen gadgets, picked by experts

Diana Henry, Telegraph food writer and Stella magazine's cookery columnist, loves her:<p><b>Gnocchi paddle, £3.40</b><p>I love a plain wooden implement so was thrilled to be given this as a present. It helps you make the little ridges in potato gnocchi – so no, I don’t use it all the time – but when I do it’s …

Great British Bake Off

Amazon exec says 'we didn’t get the price right' on the Fire Phone

Company says it misjudged people's expectations of a $200 phone<p>Hindsight is 20-20, something Amazon now has about the launch of its first smartphone. Amazon debuted the $199 Fire Phone in June, though trimmed the price of the device to 99 cents (with a two-year contract) just two months after it …

Sleeping on a plane: is this headband the answer for economy class fliers?

RelaxALLY is the latest gadget that promises to help travellers sleep on planes and trains<p>From the Ostrich Pillow to the giant elasticated "b tourist" band, we thought we had seen it all when it came to accessories that prevent disrupted sleep when travelling.<p>But a new crowdfunding campaign has …

Travelers

Classic Statues Photographed as Everyday Hipsters

This series asks the question “What is the importance of clothing in our modern society?” How you dress is who you are. When you dress statues, …

Famous Album Cover Photos Uncropped to Reveal ‘The Bigger Picture’

What if many of iconic photos featured on famous album covers were actually cropped from much stranger images? That’s the idea behind “The Bigger …

Landscape Photography

Why Scientists Wear Animal Costumes—It's Not Just for Halloween

From whooping cranes to pandas, people masquerade as animals to get closer to their research subjects.<p><b>It's Halloween year-round for some wildlife researchers, who don costumes to get closer to the animals they're working to save.</b><p>From giant pandas to whooping cranes to even crocodiles, many …

mycoocoon: Color Immersion Pod

by Caroline Kinneberg<p>Experimental chef Pierre Gagnaire's Sketch restaurant, a London design haven currently featuring work by beloved artist David Shrigley, has welcomed a new installation—a color therapeutic pod called mycoocoon, designed by Lanzavecchia + Wai and Marine Peyre.<p>Before entering the …

Design

Grape, pear and saba free-form tart recipe

A grape and pear galette with a kick of concentrated grape juice<p><b>SERVES</b><br>8<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b> <b><br>for the pastry</b><br>250g (9oz) plain flour, plus extra to dust<br>150g (5½oz) butter, in cubes<br>70g (2½oz) icing sugar, plus extra to dust<br>finely grated zest of ½ lemon<br>1 egg yolk<p><b>for the filling</b><br>3 fat Williams pears<br>juice and finely …

Baking