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July/August 2017

Snack in your trunks, dine with Testino, get the scoop on gelati. Plus: the hottest HQ

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Be cool in wool

Few companies can claim to carry as much recognition as The Woolmark Company. Headquartered in Sydney, the company has been the global authority on wool for decades thanks to its dedicated research, development and marke…

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Editor’s letter

Our editor in chief on the name of our London HQ, the appeal of its neighbouring park and the enduring power of quality of life.

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The opener

In our global news round-up we find a (very) short-haul trip where dogs get VIP treatment, meet Singapore’s naturalist superheroes and make a case for taxi drivers donning national dress.

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Spit and polish

They’ve flexed their finger muscles and got their cloths ready: the best shoe-shiners in the business prepare to go toe to toe.

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Happiness is...

We like things orderly, safe and to run to time but this doesn’t have to mean sanitised, tightly cropped and lacking edge.

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Sky's the limit

Thyssenkrupp’s soaring lift-test tower promises to push construction possibilities to new heights. But, more importantly, the townspeople love it too.

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Parks and recreation

Katsuhiko Sano’s green-fingered ground force snip and prune to keep Tokyo’s parks and gardens in tip-top condition

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Hot platters

The celebrated chef finds inspiration in the company of his 12,000-strong vinyl collection.

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Where to live well

Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’s in? Who’s out? Our 11th annual Quality of Life Survey identifies the cities with all the answers when it comes to liveability.

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Grand tour

City leaders with a desire to improve quality of life shouldn’t just draw up plans at their desks: they need to see how things work in other towns and cities. The answers are out there. To get you started, we’ve devised…

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City saviours

It takes just one passionate patron or one clear-sighted business owner to start turning round a city’s fortunes. From encouraging back rare birds to battling poverty, here’s our crack squad of urban fixers.

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