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Contributors / Sarah Rowland

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Tree radicals

Despite Finland’s many forests, its furniture designers are struggling to source enough wood for their products. We visit three firms adapting to meet the challenge.

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Ahead of the curve

Our annual overview of present and future pioneers in commerce, infrastructure and civil society includes news of the European nation getting sleeper trains back on track, the ride-hailing platform that’s expanding across…


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Open kitchen

A new restaurant is mixing up the Moroccan food scene by combining traditional design and French flair. Time to tuck in.

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Romancing the stone

The historic buildings of London, including such landmarks as Buckingham Palace, owe a lot to a dedicated team of stone-carvers and their skills.

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Urban upswing

Dallas has sprawled in all directions but much of the action still comes from the city centre: from the Arts District and newly-built parklands to the neighbourhoods that are being brought back to life as new residents move…

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Rest easy

Downtown LA Proper has been three years in the making. We take a tour of the revamped 1920s building that’s luring the overnight crowd back to the area.

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Feathering the nest

We meet the farmer nurturing Iceland’s very soft-power darling – its eider ducks – by modernising the industry and boosting profits.

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Sunny outlook

Entrepreneurs in the US might be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a city in which to set up shop. But established hubs like New York and Chicago can’t compete with the warm embrace of Miami, where start-ups…

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On a roll

Denim production once defined US textile manufacturing but a focus on quantity over quality nearly snuffed it out. Now Vidalia Mills is bucking the fast-fashion trend. We meet the founders of the first denim mill to open…

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Holding the stage

Though they are the product of a director’s vision, even the most iconic film scenes are mediated by a set designer. Kris Moran is one of the industy’s best and it’s her eagle eye that helps her find the perfect props.

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Tour de force

Life as a touring musician isn’t easy. We meet the folks behind the buses that keep the show on the road.

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Time bandit

On his latest album, Sam Beam, otherwise known as Iron & Wine, is in a reflective mood. His theory: embrace the moment but if it’s not happening, just do something else.

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Calling the shots

In a new series, we meet illustrious figures in the places that they feel most at ease. William Eggleston, once a reviled photographer in the art world, is now a hero who finds peace at his piano.

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High notes

People still come to Nashville for the tunes but increasing numbers are pitching up in the capital of country music to chase other dreams. The result tis a dynamic small-business culture and a quality of life that is hard…


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