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‘It was by design’: Black residents try to come to terms with horror of shooting

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Vigils were held across Buffalo, New York, for the victims of the Tops Friendly shooting Sunday, as Black residents on the city’s East Side mourned and attempted to come to terms with the brief, brutal event that had ...

Stay in style: Europe’s 10 best new design hotels

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For those who can’t decide between a beach break or an adventure in colder climes, this design-led retreat close to Ihasalu bay, a long golden stretch of Baltic beach on the north coast of Estonia, does both. It’s a c...

Special Royal Mail set pays tribute to man who put stamp on British design

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A new set of stamps is being launched to pay tribute to David Gentleman, the designer credited with changing the face of the British stamp. Gentleman, who has been hailed as the most prolific and influential British s...

Station to station: a spotter’s guide to prefab design on the railways

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On my travels I encountered the good, bad and ugly of railway architecture (writes photographer Luke O’Donovan), but what I was pleasantly surprised to see almost everywhere I visited was the civic pride that both rai...

‘There was a lot of magnolia’: a couple’s revamped flat shows renting needn’t mean bad design

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Period features were conspicuously absent from Becky Nolan and Barny Read’s flat-hunting wishlist. The couple, who run the Peanut Vendor, a 20th-century design store in east London, were living in a Victorian flat but...

The art of Yves Saint Laurent: design house marks 60th anniversary

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Simultaneous exhibitions to mark the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent’s first collection are to be held by six leading Paris museums in an unprecedented tribute from the art world to the late French fashion desi...

Now interiors are the new black: fashion labels move into homeware design

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Hand-painted pottery, hand-woven chequered wool rugs and artisan basketware are officially the new must-haves following the launch of designer and TV presenter Laura Jackson’s new homewares hub, Glassette. The London ...

Federica Cavenati, rising star of fashion design, dies aged 28

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Federica Cavenati, the fashion designer and co-founder of the London-based label 16Arlington, has died aged 28. A rising star in the fashion industry, the Italian-born designer known as Kikka co-designed the brand alo...

‘My nook would evoke calm’: interior design tips for creating the perfect coffee corner

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Where do you go in the morning to cradle a coffee and escape the sounds clawing at your head, pulling you all too fast into your day? What scene distracts decision-fatigued brains, soothing and recharging them. Where ...

Greenwich Design District review – a lesson in how to make somewhere out of nowhere

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There once was an area in Singapore – Bugis – which, its trans nightlife being disturbing to the orderly minds of Singapore’s powers that be, was (in the 1980s) swept away. Belatedly realising that they had removed a ...

Design Museum to host major Amy Winehouse retrospective

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A major retrospective of Amy Winehouse’s life and career will cast her as a “music intellectual” and feature personal items displayed for the first time, including her first electric guitar and handwritten notebooks, ...

Design Review: get the newsletter for the way we live now

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‘Design’ is a word used to describe architecture and products, ideas and visual arts. Design makes your sofa comfortable, but it can also save the planet if you’re developing innovative building materials. In this age...

Tiny New Zealand airport that tells Māori love story in running for global design award

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A tiny regional airport in New Zealand that weaves a Māori story of love and longing into its architecture is in the running for a prestigious design award, up against international heavyweights including New York’s L...

Sucks to be him! How Henry the vacuum cleaner became an accidental design icon

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In March this year, photos of the government’s glitzy new briefing room, where Boris Johnson’s new media chief was set to host daily press conferences, leaked to the media. The centrepiece of a “presidential” approach...

Morning mail: NSW relaxes Covid worker rules, the Pegasus project, tattoo design theft

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Good morning. It turns out new Covid restrictions for workers in south-western Sydney are not as tough as first announced. It’s “Freedom Day” in England, according to Boris Johnson, but he won’t be enjoying the eased ...

June design news: ice cream, guitar straps and Lego

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Using design to shape the world so that it’s accessible and welcoming is a great achievement. This month’s design news celebrates projects that aim to do just that, from artist Annie Nicholson’s mental health support ...

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