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November 2018

Let's make it better: improve the way you live. Designers out to change the world, homes that are loved and products to soothe your day.

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Editor's letter

This month, our editor in chief wants to know why retailers insist on watering down their print offering – literally – and has a few ideas about what they can do to turn it around.

Global

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The opener

We run the gamut from beguiling cacti, alternatively powered aeroplanes and diplomatic dress sense to postmodern poignancy, an invigorating jet clean and the taboo subject of tourism.

Global

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My house is your house

On an area of parkland in central Warsaw stands a small settlement of wooden Finnish homes. A legacy of postwar hardship, these days they stand as a striking symbol of peace and friendship.

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Stout fellows

The dad bods are on display at Qingdao’s annual beer festival.

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On display: New Museum

The New Museum on Manhattan’s Lower East Side has been championing the contemporary since its inception in 1977. We meet the team dedicated to bringing new artists to wider attention.

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Roll with it

With three New York restaurants and a recipe book out, this busy chef values his quiet time.

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The second coming

Mahathir Mohamad shocked the world when he was re-elected Malaysia’s prime minister earlier this year. With his first stint in charge not without its controversial moments, does the political veteran have a clear vision to…

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Progressive rock

Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU. With the rest of the UK set on leaving, what does that mean for the diminutive British territory?

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Still supreme

To the alarm of Brussels, Poland’s right-wing government is forcing out many of the country’s Supreme Court judges – but one of them, Supreme Court president Malgorzata Gersdorf, is determined to stay put. She tells us…

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Get the look

From Europe and Asia to the US, five branding insiders give their take on the industry – and what’s next.

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Art of noise

The global electronics brand Bang & Olufsen has kept its HQ in the unassuming Danish town where it all started.

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Foot on the gas

Alain Visser, CEO of car-subscription company Lynk & Co, has chosen a youthful team who can teach him what’s ‘cool’ – just as long as it doesn’t involve reading management books or going running.

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Clean canvas

A Victorian bath house in south London has been reborn as an inviting – and very timely – new gallery space serving Goldsmiths’ art college and the community beyond.

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Culture briefing

Socially engaged art in Chicago, a televised Polish parallel universe and perusing the shelves of London’s poetry bookshop.

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