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Homemade Remedies: 5 Natural Garden Helpers

Whether you want to save money or be more environmentally friendly (or just love being crafty), you can avoid harsh chemicals in the garden by using …

The joy of textiles: Britain’s new fabric designers

A new wave of designers is being inspired by nature and the great outdoors. Becky Sunshine meets three fabric artists brightening up the material world<p>Traditionally, textile designers have been tucked away in studios like busy worker bees, producing library-loads of mostly anonymous designs, for …

Textiles

10 Easy Pieces: Concrete Outdoor Furniture

Maybe you’re as sick as I am of outdoor furniture that warps, rots, stains, splinters, sags, or falls apart if you forget to bring it indoors in bad …

Tom Ford to Show Men’s at New York Fashion Week

BoF's guide to the changing fashion calendar tracks new operating models and approaches, brand by brand.<p><b>Tom Ford to Show Men’s at New York Fashion</b> …

Fashion Week

These Shape-Shifting Solar Panels Can Be Disguised As Tile Or Shingles

The technology would let historic or protected buildings install “invisible” solar panels.<p>Solar panels can drastically bring down the energy footprint of any building on which they are installed. But existing solar panels can’t be used just anywhere. These flat, fragile, and transparent panels are …

How Ethiopian prince scuppered Germany's WW1 plans

At 16 years old, Iyasu took the opportunity of the death of the regent to claim personal rule<p><b>A hundred years ago, the Ethiopian prince Lij Iyasu was deposed after the Orthodox church feared he had converted to Islam. But it also scuppered Germany's plans to draw Ethiopia into World War One, writes</b> …

World History

Object of Desire: Wooden Ladder Bookshelf for Plants

The writer Anna Quindlen once confided that she “would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists …

DIY: A Soothing Sunburn Cure (with a Secret Ingredient)

I grew up under the Southern California sun in Orange County, 20 minutes from Huntington Beach, and I spent almost every day of summer ankle-deep in …

Coconut

Chilcot report: key points from the Iraq inquiry

The inquiry’s main points regarding Tony Blair’s decision to go to war, how he put his case and the postwar occupation<p>The Chilcot inquiry has delivered a damning verdict on the decision by former prime minister Tony Blair to commit British troops to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. It says:

Tony Blair makes qualified apology for Iraq war ahead of Chilcot report

Former British PM admits ‘mistakes’ and conflict’s role in rise of Islamic State but defends armed intervention in 2003<p>Tony Blair has moved to prepare the ground for the publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war by offering a qualified apology for the use of misleading intelligence and …

Tony Blair

The Copycat Economy

The Issue<p><b>What are the consequences of copycats?</b><p>Modern fast fashion behemoths like Zara and H&M have built global empires by offering cheap copies of …

Judiciary

The clothing firms designing clothes that last forever

<b>"Don't buy this jacket" is an unusual advert for the company that makes it to run.</b><p>Yet in late November 2011, outdoor clothing business Patagonia did exactly that, taking out a full page in the New York Times, explaining the environmental costs of manufacturing the item, and asking people to think …

Clothing

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

Asparagus

Blair and Bush went to war in Iraq despite South Africa's WMD assurances, book states

Iraq,World news,Middle East and North Africa,South Africa,Tony Blair,George Bush,US news,US foreign policy,Foreign policy<p>New book God, Spies and Lies details Mbeki’s attempts to stop invasion<br>• SA experts worked with Saddam in 1980s; Mandela also tried to warn Bush<p>Tony Blair went to war in Iraq …

Middle East

Burberry to Unify Brands Under One Label in Bid to Boost Appeal

Burberry will phase out the Prorsum, London and Brit labels by the end of 2016, chief executive officer Christopher Bailey told reporters</b> …

Stock Markets

This Doctor Wants to Prescribe Better Food for Everyone

When Molly Maloof was a new doctor in residence at a major medical institution in a pediatric cancer ward, she was struck by how frequently the sick children were given sugar-laden cookies and cakes. When she asked her supervisor if the meals could be changed to include more fresh and healthy …

Less is more: Paris's one-ingredient restaurants | CNN Travel

Travel

Inside London’s Secret Tunnels for Drunks and Royals

Are there really tunnels linking royal palaces to private drinking clubs under the streets of London—and how did these corridors of power come to …

Cars In New Zealand Are Running On Beer-'Flavored' Gasoline

Diesel? Petrol? IPA?<p>Generally, beer and moving cars don't work well together. But in a few places, companies are recycling the detritus of the beermaking process into a clean gasoline additive that allows cars to get from A to B without using as much of the precious fossil fuel.<p>The latest venture …

Inside the Economics of Your Underwear

Underwear is a $110 billion market. Which companies are most successfully getting into our bras and briefs?<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — Outside the …

Clothing

Karl Lagerfeld Barbie

This might sound crazy, but you're about to want a Barbie doll <i>so</i> badly. For the latest addition to its chic, fashion-forward dolls, Mattel is releasing Barbie Lagerfeld this fall. And she's so major.<p>As you can tell, she's a girl, but she's done up in classic Karl Lagerfeld garb: a tailored black …

Scooped: Coffee Cardamom Ice Cream

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, hopefully outright theft is more so. Because there's no mystery about where this ice cream came from: after tasting the blend of cardamom and coffee in ice cream at Big Gay Ice Cream last week, I knew I had to make it my own.<p>That's not to say coffee …

Woven Light: Swedish School of Textiles at Greenhouse

The Swedish School of Textiles had created a darkened room on their stand at the Stockholm Furniture Fair’s Greenhouse, into which I wandered with …

3D Printing Might Just Change Your Manicure

Digital artists Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford, aka TheLaserGirls, are about to change the manicure game. It doesn’t take a detective to see how …

Alessandro Zambelli’s 3D Printed Lights For .exnovo

At Maison et Objet 2014, Alessandro Zambelli previewed his newest family of lamps for .exnovo named Afillia. By using traditional materials from …