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10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips

Fast, fluent editing<p>One of the hallmarks of mastery is the ability to get more done with less effort. It can be a treat to watch somebody work with a …


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Photography of Ara Güler captures a forgotten Turkey

Two cone-topped minarets pierce the sky, silhouetted against a striking backdrop of clouds. Below them is an elaborate stone portal with a pointed arch, intricately carved with Islamic calligraphy and arabesque patterns in the style of the Seljuks, a dynasty that ruled much of what is now Turkey …

Stars turn out for David Bailey's Stardust private view – in pictures

Kate Moss and Grayson Perry were among the guests at David Bailey's stunning retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery. Bailey's Stardust features more than 250 images from the photographer's career – and some of his most striking subjects turned out for the private view

11 Amazing Instagram Accounts That You Should be Following

Instagram sometimes finds itself the victim of scrutinizing eyes among the realm of professional photographers and I suppose it's not all unjust. …

The Gap: An Inspirational Video About How All Artists Struggle in the Beginning

We’re not in the habit of reposting things we’ve covered before, even though at least once per week we run across some post or video from a few years …

The Architect Is In: Romancing the Loft with Mesh Architectures

As an urbanite, I long for wide-open spaces, but what I dream of are lofts rather than Great Plains. Designing lofts, however, comes with its own set …

More than 5 million people in the UK are paid less than the living wage

The number of people who are paid less than a "living wage" has leapt by more than 400,000 in a year to over 5.2 million, amid mounting evidence that the economic recovery is failing to help millions of working families.<p>A report for the international tax and auditing firm KPMG also shows that …

How To Choose a Sofa: 50 Designer Tips

Everything you need to know.<p>Everything you need to know about sofas in one place. Experts such as Windsor Smith, Barbara Barry, and Steven Gambrel share how deep a sofa should be, which style goes with which, how to select pattern, and more.

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5 Ways to Add a Modern Twist to Traditional Decorating

5 easy ways to update your home.<p>Here are home decorating ideas and quick furniture makeovers that are sure to update your home. Not too traditional. Not too modern. Just right.

Hands On With The Nexus 5 And Android 4.4 KitKat

The Nexus 5 is here! The Nexus 5 is here!<p>After months of hype and more questionably “accidental” leaks than any device in recent memory, Google announced their new flagship Android handset this morning.<p>I’ve only had the device in my hands for a few hours, so it’ll be a few days before I’m ready to …

The 9 Greatest Pumpkin Recipes

You spot a flash of orange out of the corner of your eye. There it is again! Either you really wanta Fanta, you're being followed by a rogue basketball team's fall! You're finally allowed to buy the tiny, adorable day-glo-orange pumpkins from the grocery store and arrange them on your …

A Portable Bluetooth Speaker That’d Look At Home On “Mad Men”

“The last 25 years of consumer electronics have been mostly dominated by a design aesthetic I think you could classify as futuristic or techie,” says Adam Schwartz, cofounder of the company Otis & Eleanor. “Just because you’re working in new technology doesn’t mean your design has to look like a …

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Want a low-cost wearable to pair with a smartphone? Check out Cubit.

So if a fancy smartwatch offers more functionality than you’re looking for, is there another, more basic option out on the market? There might be in …

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10 Tips on How to Arrange Your Furniture

Furniture arrangement is more than just placing pieces where you think they will make the most sense (such as putting the dining table in the center …

Fashion wish list: what we like this week - in pictures

The Weekend fashion team picks their five favourite high-street finds each week. So whatever you're looking for – be that a new coat, some swanky shoes or an on-trend top – check out their wish list. This week, their choice includes a coat, skirt and shoes