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October 2013

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Design / Fashion

What's in a name?

Be it a small but growing swimwear firm from Thailand or a traditional tannery in Sweden, all successful brands have a story to tell. Here we profile five companies with a variety of backgrounds but one thing in common:…

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Culture / Books

Cover Story

‘Real’ books make good business sense, as proved by Vancouver’s new launch The Paper Hound. The secret to challenging the hordes of electronic devices? Just take a chance and believe in a beautiful cover.

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Culture / Arts

Out of frame

Preparations for Frieze week – when London comes alive around the illustrious Frieze art fair (17 to 20 October) – are well under way. But it’s more than just a week spent in Regent’s Park. We meet some of the exhibitors…

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Design / Automotive

Power trip

Electric cars aren’t new to the motoring scene but they’ve always been practical rather than user-intuitive or well designed – limitations BMW has looked to tackle with its first all-electric model.

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