Contributors / Hester Underhill

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Open book

The Finnish capital’s new public library was the result of an anonymous open competition. As other cities look for a less ‘starchitect’ future, it shows what can be achieved with a little democracy.

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Grand scale

Majestic Mas de Tanit rose up on the French Riviera in the 1970s and has been attracting glamorous – and global – holidaymakers and residents ever since. We find out who’s who.

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Coat tails

Whatever the weather, dogs and their owners have to get out and take the ruff with the smooth. And while one of the joys of four-legged friendship is having those rainy streets to yourselves, cosy canine outerwear makes for…

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Game on

A line-up of beautifully crafted toys and games for some light-hearted respite.

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On record

The star of ‘Deutschland 83’ reveals that acting is just a side hustle – his first love is music.


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Picture perfect

Both highly practical and visually arresting, Leica’s handsome home reflects its status as a visionary presence in the photographic field.

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Spring bulbs

Our collection of the best lamps and lights to brighten up your life, indoors and out.

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In the shadows

Private detectives are almost as mysterious as the cases they solve. We go undercover with a Parisian sleuth.


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Gallic charms

A covetable collection of superior stationery, quirky homeware and fun-loving accessories. Plus some beautifully packaged chocolate for the sweet of tooth (and discerning of taste).

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Expo: Pressing issue

The east German city of Leipzig might not be a huge metropolis but it packs a punch when it comes to its graphic-design credentials. We meet the new generation of creatives who are swapping the hectic streets of Berlin for…

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New chapters

Behind every success story is some sound advice. We asked entrepreneurs to name a publication that proved to be an inspiration.


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