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Artistic Homewares: 5 Lovely Tea Bowls

I love good tea, especially loose leaf tea. I also love beautiful, artistic homewares. Lately, these loves have combined into an infatuation with …

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Ettore Sottsass: the godfather of Italian cool

Founder of the influential Memphis collective, the architect and designer Ettore Sottsass was also a friend of Dylan, Picasso, Hemingway – and many women, as a lavish monograph reveals<p>• Gallery: the designs of Ettore Sottsass – in pictures<p>The receptionist gave me a fax and an odd look. It said, in …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

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Top 10 activity holidays in Europe

Enjoy the sights of Europe at a faster pace with our pick of sports and wellbeing breaks. Go mountain biking in Italy, train with professional triathletes in Morzine or learn Spanish as you hike the Camino de Santiago<p>Mountain biking in Finale, Italy<p>You think Italy and you think warm nights spent …

Great spring walks in Europe

Numerous companies offer escorted and independent spring <b>walking holidays</b> in Europe and beyond. Fewer are able to offer manageable, non-expert itineraries in April or May that spend time in higher mountain areas, but also allow for low-level options if conditions are poor. These are a selection of …

Top 10 hotels and apartments in Lisbon

Lisbon has perhaps the best value accommodation of any European city, from a stylish hostel where you can stay in comfort from just €12 a night to design hotels with roof-top views • Have you stayed in Lisbon? Share your accommodation tips in the comments below<p>Memmo Alfama<p>A member of the Design …

A foodie tour of Portugal's Alentejo

The Alentejo is the breadbasket of Portugal, makes half its wine and is the largest producer of cork in the world. We round up the region's best restaurants, vineyards and places to stay<p>'Food is important here in Alentejo," says Gertrudes Alfacinha. "But only good food!" My host is one of the city …

Five little-known gems in Portugal

If you don't know Portugal beyond the Algarve and Lisbon, check out these alluring areas, from the coast to the mountains<p>Serra da Estrela mountains, Centro<p><b>Good for: design lovers</b><br>The clack of looms can be heard again in the heart of Portugal's highest mountain range, where part of an abandoned wool …

Plenty to Braga about in Portugal

It's a sleepy, ancient city, but also brimming with a modern, youthful energy. Check out Braga, the loveliest city in Portugal you've never heard of<p>Given that Braga has almost four dozen places of worship, it's easy to see why the Baroque city, one of Portugal's oldest, has a reputation as a staid, …

Walking the Algarve: to Portugal's land's end

Never mind the bright lights and sunbathing, get a taste of the authentic Algarve by walking a newly waymarked trail that finishes at Europe's most south-westerly point<p>It's a motley crew that set off one morning for the end of the world. Chums Toddy and Nigel, chic architects Eleo and Filipe, …

Designers design for the 1% – it's time to start designing for the 99%

The future of design lies in products that give sense and meaning to people, writes Nille Juul-Sørensen<p>"Why would the CEO of the Danish Design Centre (literally) kick a design icon on stage during his TedX talk?" Many people have asked me this question over the last few months. Don't I like icons? …

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Design and craft subjects fall out of favour in schools

Many pupils are losing the benefits that come from studying craft and design, and Britain's strength in the creative industries may be under threat<p>Oskar Paulinski is talking Education Guardian through his design for a birdhouse, conceived in the style of a chocolate box-perfect country cottage. …

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Flotspotting: Richard Wilson Boldly Redesigns a Braun Classic

Design student or no, it takes some serious stones to attempt a redesign of a design classic. Case in point: The Florian-Seiffert-designed Braun <i>KF …

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More @ikukoikik amazingness being unwrapped & hung at Snug! #ceramics #exhibition

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RT @keithVceramics: discovered these moulds in a dark 'cave' below the mould store during the visit to #spode @BCBfestival http://t.co/m6lRhg2A7s

Breakfast Around The World: Healthy Ideas From Abroad

If you couldn't tell, we are <i>really</i> into breakfast around here at Healthy Living.<p>We've looked at what doctors eat, what health editors eat ... even what celebrities eat when trying to set a healthful tone for their days. But recently, as we planned our summer vacations, we got to thinking: What …

Luxury Craft Homewares and Contemporary British Artworks

Luxury handmade homewares and lifestyle concept store in Mayfair London, showcasing the finest craft artists across the UK. Shop online for unique …

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How to Take Better Photos With Your EOS Camera

The marketing departments of the camera manufacturers would like you to believe that buying the latest versions of their digital cameras will make …

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This is the Stoke on Trent Garden form @bartholomewls each flower is hand made in Stoke!

Dendro collection

Dendro, which means tree in Latin, takes inspiration from the natural world.<p>The designs, screen-printed onto miniature plates, replicate the …

Soba Noodles with Veggies and Mustard-Soy Dressing

<i>This recipe and photo were created by contributor Aylin Erman of Glow Kitchen. Learn more about Aylin and this recipe by checking out her</i> …

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Articles about modern retreat rhode island on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard...<p>A creative couple find space in their side yard for a versatile outbuilding.<p>The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her …

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How Adobe Reinvented The Pen To Draw On The Internet

What is the future of the cloud-connected interface? How about a simple pen and ruler?<p>This week, Adobe announced that the Creative Suite was becoming the subscription-based Creative Cloud. It didn’t go so well. But amidst the bad news, we may have lost sight of Adobe’s rationale for pushing the …

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