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Front lines

Vivid swimwear, original Italian tailoring and a charitable collection are among the cuts and collaborations proving that fashion can keep its head in a crisis.

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Domestic agenda

Homeworkers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but those unsatisfactory aspects of your houses and apartments. As we all get more familiar with our interiors, allow our Home Manifesto to transform your living…

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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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Artists in residence

An overlooked pioneer of mid-century modernism, Mario Pani filled Mexico City with spacious, meticulously designed apartments now cherished by the creatives who call them home.

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New wave

Scattered among the dunes and beaches of a Portuguese coastal resort, a series of holiday homes capture the country’s golden age of modernist architecture.

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Reputation building

Self-reliant and dismissive of fame, W Earl Wear was an unsung hero of modernist architecture. But his handful of sculptural homes command a growing band of devotees.

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Building connections

Swissbau in Basel is a biennial window onto the pre-eminent Swiss construction industry – and a one-stop-shop for the world’s most forward-thinking architects.

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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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Still standing

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise: a cluster of modernist masterpieces that will transport you to Cape Cod’s creative past.

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Architecture

From a French-influences Montréal studio to a green building in the heart of Taipei, we highlight some of the design industry's best new works.

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Clear vision

In a world of too-bright LED lights, respected Spanish brand Marset casts a warmer glow on the business of lamp design. We meet the enlightened makers at its new HQ.

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In with the Old

Time and many thoughtless refurbishments have diminished French architect and designer Maxime Old’s legacy. But, thankfully, two of his most glorious interiors have been preserved in Rouen.

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Impressive mileage

The diminutive but hardy Suzuki Jimny, a nippy SUV, has maintained cult status for years. We find out what’s driving the owners’ obsession.

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Put it down on paper

Digital developments have transformed graphic design but Tokyo’s ‘Idea’ magazine remains a global champion of print.

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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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On its game?

As preparations for the Tokyo Olympics enter the home straight, we assess whether the city has the infrastructure in place to deliver a world-class tournament.

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It's a small world

Even in the digital age, texture and tactility still matter in architectural design. Little wonder then that smart firms put their faith in expert modellers to give clients a tiny taste of their big ideas.

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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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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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Slide away

This subtle and spacious residence frames the surrounding sun-soaked landscape in spectacular widescreen.

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Labour of love

Once an outlier for the wrong reasons, this home takes pride of place on a leafy street thanks to a couple’s tasteful renovation.

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