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19 secret go-to brands loved by fashion insiders

<b>MASSCOB<br>Who’s behind it?:</b> This bubbling-under Spanish label, headed by design duo Marga Massanet and Jacobo Cobian, has been quietly impressing us with its elegant, bohemian styles, which offer something for the grown-up hippy. <b><br>The low-down:</b> ‘We have a passion for fabrics, finishes and colours. We …

Skye: a guide to the best hotels, shops and restaurants

<b>Stay</b><p>With its overstuffed tartan sofas, gilt-framed oil paintings and clan mementos, <b>Kinloch Lodge</b>, home to the Macdonald family, could be forbidding but the relaxed, friendly staff make you feel at home. The bar, enormously comfortable beds and continually burning log fires also help. From £160 per …

Bali shopping guide: what to buy and where

Bali's shopping is legendary. Not only are visitors spoiled for choice by the variety of goods on offer, there's also a rich array of shopping venues and styles. From sorting through hand-painted batiks at a local market to purring over designer duds in air-conditioned malls, shopaholics are sure …

An Insider’s Guide to Antwerp

“Designing bags is about more than aesthetics – quality and function are essential,” says the flourishing young Antwerp designer, Annelies Timmermans, “The challenge is to find the perfect balance between these things.” Already well known in Belgium for her everyday bags, the six-foot-tall, …

LEGO-Inspired Kids Furniture Collection Sparks Up Nostalgia

Considering kids love for all things LEGO, Spanish furniture design and manufacturing company Lola Glamour imagined a modern furniture collection …

Furniture Design

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Twelve top new hotels for 2015

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>We’ve sussed out the hotel hotspots for 2015, right around the world from the Miami Beach Edition to Soho House Chicago, stopping off …

The world's 50 greatest cities - according to you

The 10 best hotels of 2014

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p><b>From The Rose Hotel in Venice Beach to Miss Clara in Stockholm, with a layover at The Brando in Tahiti, we've ventured to paradise</b> …

Lisa Armstrong

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The Best Design Books Of 2014

From tomes of taxidermy design and rock album covers to Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design back in print, 2014 produced some gems.<p>In the world of art, architecture, and design books, 2014 produced an embarrassment of riches. There were a few much-lauded reissues of old-school but still vitally relevant …

Perry-brined turkey with pear and ginger stuffing

<b>SERVES</b><p>8-10 (with leftovers for Boxing Day)<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the brine:</b><p>150g (5½oz) sea salt<br>• 1½ tbsp black peppercorns<br>• 1½ tbsp juniper berries<br>• 2 tbsp allspice berries<br>• 300ml (½ pint) maple syrup<br>• 75g (2¾oz) soft light-brown sugar<br>• 8 sprigs lemon thyme<br>• 4 bay leaves<br>• 1 litre (1¾ pints) perry or dry cider<p><b>For the</b> …

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Gift Guide 2014: Editors’ Design Book Picks

A roundup of interiors books that we’ve covered this year, plus a few newly released titles.<p>Above: Commune: Designed in California; $42.45 from …

Articles about 9 young designers know now on Dwell.com - Dwell

An exhibition heralds a new wave of Dutch designers plying technology and craft.<p>Get to know Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, Jakob Jørgensen, Line Depping, and Pernille Snedker Hansen—four rising Danish design...<p>From muralists and ceramicists, to fiber artists and furniture makers, these 12 creatives …

Miami Art Week 2014: Smears, Swipes and Strokes

Regardless of the movement within contemporary art, process and technique translate to scene and sensation. The following works found across Miami Art Week all invoke sustained strokes, be that caked-on smears stretching across a canvas to petite tip-of-the-brush swipes. Altogether, they …

Top 10 things to do in Thailand

Top 10 things no traveller should miss on a trip to this vibrant South-East Asian nation<p>1. The Grand Palace<p>This beautiful gold-tipped series of …

Get Out of the Office—Why Wilderness is Not a Luxury

Picture Stories<p>Whenever I fly, I prefer a window seat. Despite my excessive time in the air traveling for work (accruing an embarrassing carbon footprint), I marvel at the patterns of our world from 30,000 feet. I am particularly intrigued by empty spots—places where roads and towns and development …

14 of the best cycling trips

1. Cycle in Seoul, South Korea<p><b>Korea Cycle Tour, World Expeditions</b> <b><br>Fitness required:</b> Introductory to moderate – relatively easy countryside routes <b><br>How</b> …

Urban oases: the best towns in Central America

Central America is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet but its natural assets are just part of its allure. The “sweet waist of America", as South American poet Pablo Neruda christened it, is also rich in history and home to a diverse and dynamic mix of cultures.<p>Dip into its museums, …

Morocco travel guide: where to go beyond Marrakesh

<b>Fez</b><p>As the most traditional imperial city in <b>Morocco</b>, Fez can be difficult to penetrate. The maze-like streets and dark alleyways can have you spinning like a top, but it rewards like nowhere else.<p>Souk aficionados love getting lost here – and you will. In so doing you’ll discover the hole-in-the-wall …

Top 10 Things to Do in Hawaii

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Berlin city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Berlin holidays,Germany holidays,City breaks,Short breaks,Weekend breaks,Cultural trips,Heritage,Berlin Wall,Travel,Restaurants,Hotels,Bars and clubs,Europe holidays<p>It’s 25 years since the fall of the Wall and Berlin is celebrating with a vast light installation of white balloons, but there are …

Seven holidays that are cheapest if you book now

From luxury breaks in Tenerife to polar bear excursions in the Arctic, these are the holidays that are best booked now. This article is updated each month with new suggestions and tours.<p>1. Cut-price winter sunshine in St Lucia<p><b>When:</b> November<p><b>Why book now?</b> Look forward to some Caribbean warmth before …

Berlin: readers’ travel tips

A beautiful ancient cemetery with wonderful trees and plants, this place offers a tour of German intellectual history. We found the graves of Bertolt Brecht and Helene Weigel, Heinrich Mann, Herbert Marcuse, Georg Hegel and Johann Fichte. This is a very special place and, astonishingly, the …

How to dress like a New Yorker

Forget about outrageous fashion scrapes from Sex and the City, Caroline Belhumeur, the designer behind Club Monaco, shares the wardrobe secrets of New York's most stylish women<p><i>1. Dress for comfort</i><br>New York women want to get through the day comfortably. We wouldn't go to the office suited and booted …

New York's Central Park: things you didn't know

Nobody knows New York’s Central Park better than Sara Cedar Miller. The park’s official photographer and historian for the last 30 years, she has walked every section of the park’s 58 miles of pedestrianised walkways, can point out the most moving inscriptions on the park’s 9,000 benches, and knows …

Become Your Very Own Nail Expert In 8 Simple Steps

Jenny Longworth, Revlon’s UK Ambassador, shares her trade secrets with Marie Claire.<p>You’ll know of Jenny Longworth’s work even if you don’t know the …