Contributors / Nolan Giles

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Radical departure

To create an aircraft cabin and transit lounge to suit the longest of all long hauls, Qantas turned to an innovative designer prepared to go the extra mile.

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Just your type

From magazine revamps and reinventions to much-loved mascots and new HQs, the media world remains a force of creativity.

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Artistic merit

Jordan’s capital is using its creativity – and a whole lot of calligraphy – to rewrite its reputation for art and design.

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Wondrous wares

From seating to storage, these are the design innovations with which to fit out your home, office or otherwise.

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Jailhouse blocks

Architecture involves problem-solving. Typically it means maximising comfortable space for cost in housing or office projects yet when it comes to designing for incarceration and the judicial system, there are other factors…

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Sleeping beauty

Nolan Giles reporting from Semmering: A mountainside fin-de-siècle resort town in Austria is being reawakened from its slumber by new arrivals who come armed with a vision – and a paint brush.

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Going with the flow

Nolan Giles & Marie-Sophie Schwarzer report: The laidback charms of a fine river cruise offer an antidote to our fast-paced lives. Here are the essentials for the perfect freshwater getaway, on board The Escapist’s very own…

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Urban outfitter

What factors help us feel good in the city and how can planning departments do their bit? From street layouts to lighting to a lick of fresh paint, it’s all in the details.

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Fitter, happier

Technogym’s passion for health doesn’t stop at champion gym equipment – its open-plan, light-filled headquarters is a shrine to employee wellbeing.

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Making moves

Good design keeps a city on the go. From bridge-builders to nifty mopeds, here are some of the most dynamic transport ideas.

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Leading lights

Kitting out your office? Sprucing up your home? The furniture and firms you need are perfectly arranged right here.

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Showstoppers

Major innovations in design creation and curation are being displayed at Europe’s specialist fairs. We pay a visit to three of the most forward thinking.

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How to fit in

It’s tempting for successful architects to go global but these three practices are nicely rooted and widely reflective.

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Making the cut

Lebanon has produced some of the world’s best couturiers but a new generation of creatives are now creating an edgier fashion scene.

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On the make

Austria’s second city is a hub of activity – and a place of opportunity – for its young creatives.

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A new leaf

Want to spruce up your barren balcony or bare window box? Look no further as we round up the most luscious – and adventurous – botanical offerings for the home, from spiky cactuses to frond-tastic ferns.

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Worldy goods

From chairs, lights and blinds to shops and office fit-outs there’s a wealth of exciting designers out there. Here’s our sampler of our favourite finds.

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Package tour

A Thai style of graphic design is slowly emerging from an identity crisis, powered by pioneering creatives and a new breed of CEOs who are modernising their products.

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