Contributors / Nolan Giles

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Better living

Take it from us: we’ve spent more than a decade lifting the lid on ideal residences. Here is what we’ve learnt about how to build cosy homes that cater to all.

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27. Core values

The mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, tells us why we’re all better served by inner-city living and that Australians should embrace holidaying at home.

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49. Can we fix it?

Yes, says architect Sir David Chipperfield. The pandemic has shown us that we can build a better future.

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50. Home remedies

Lockdown has proved to be the ultimate test of what we want from our living spaces. Interior designer Ilse Crawford tells us how simplicity, cleanliness and communal thinking should inform how housing is developed from now…

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Pride of place

Although design fairs the world over are on hold for now, there’s no shortage of handsome furniture to display, both new and reissued. We highlight eight elegant pieces that will enhance any home – long after the lockdown…

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Working wonders

Absence makes the heart grow fonder – and, it seems, that applies to our offices too. So how can we get the best out of our working environments when we return to them? We’ve sourced 20 items that should be a feature of…

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Draw upon this

We might not see much of our cities for now but great design is everywhere. From toy building blocks to inspirational theatres, there is plenty to savour in 2020.

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Object lesson

From makers who continually hone their craft to curators who amplify their work, Austria is a world leader in practical and elegant design.

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Easy does it

Fuss and hurry? They’ve been and gone. Start the new decade as you mean to go on. Take stock and choose the scenic route. Our gentle manifesto sketches a picture of taking it a little easier in the years to come.

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The real deal

The world’s best timber is forged in northern Japan’s freezing winters. Furniture maker Time & Style does it justice; its mission is to keep the craft alive.

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Sitting pretty

From flexible shelving and versatile chairs to smart side tables and eye-catching lamps, we round up the benchmarks of good design that’s made to last.

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Hot desking

Furniture isn’t just about how your office looks – it’s also about how it feels. Choosing warm materials, striking pieces and plush upholstery will show the world that you mean business.

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Scaling up

The actual space in which you work plays a key part in any company’s story; find somewhere that reflects your values, get the details right and think of the future. Here’s our rulebook.

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Play it cool

We visit the cities making space for people (of all ages) to get out and about and have some fun.

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50 steps to improving your city

Elevating the urban environment needn’t call for grand blueprints from city planners, nor sweeping regeneration. Small projects and individual details can make a difference. Here are a few starters from our editors.

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Well built

Our pick of superlative designs that are functional, beautiful and made to last.

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Inside scoop

Belgium might be small but its design industry is punching well above its weight, as evidenced in its biennale.

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