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MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN AT CHATSWORTH

We tour the magnificent gardens of Chatsworth which have been taken over by influential artist Michael Craig-Martin and his 12 "line drawing" sculptures - and reveal where to stay and what to do in the surrounding Peak District.

THE JAMES TURRELL HOTEL: A LIGHT INSTALLATION YOU CAN LIVE IN

We check-in at The House of Light, a little-known James Turrell work in Tokamachi, Japan, where guests can stay overnight to watch sunrise and sunset framed through one of the artist’s signature holes-in-the-ceiling.

THE VERDICT ON NICOLAS GHESQUIèRE FOR LOUIS VUITTON

The most anticipated catwalk show of the season was, in our opinion, a triumph. But what did Hamish Bowles, Suzy Menkes, Vanessa Friedman and - most importantly - Bernard Arnault make of the fusion of creativity and craftsmanship?
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ALEX KATZ: THE ARTIST IS INTERVIEWED BY THADDAEUS ROPAC

A blockbuster retrospective of the signature portraits of Alex Katz at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Pantin, Paris, showcases how the artist pushes his painting with new ideas. In a candid conversation Katz shares his anecdotes and inspirations.

ANDREW GN: THE PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION - ART & FASHION

Art and fashion is fused in the Spring Summer 2014 collection of Andrew Gn. We showcase the looks that references Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Fernand Leger, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso and Peter Doig.

DICE KAYEK: ARCHITECTS OF FASHION INSPIRED BY ISTANBUL

Istanbul's majestic architecture – including the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque – provided the inspiration for a capsule couture collection from Turkish fashion designers Ece and Ayse Ege of Dice Kayek.

FERRAN ADRIà: THE EL BULLI CHEF TALKS CREATIVITY, THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND HIS GASTRONOMY & THE FUTURE

In a simmering interview between Ferran Adria and the curator of a new exhibition dedicated to his thousands of culinary drawings, the avant garde chef reveals his plans for the elBulli Foundation and the online BulliPedia.

HIGH/LOW JEWELRY: THE CAMPANA BROTHERS AND FABIO SALINI FUSE BAMBOO WITH BROWN DIAMONDS AND GRASS WITH GOLD IN EIGHT UNIQUE PIECES

Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana question the notion of luxury with their first pieces of jewelry for Galleria O. Their collaborator, jeweler Fabio Salini, talks to us about the challenge of balancing art and jewels.

HATS OFF TO THE LARS NILSSON COLLECTION OF MILLINERY!

We showcase some of the 50 couture hats – including pieces by Lacroix, Schiaparelli, Alaia and Yves Saint Laurent – from the collection of fashion designer Lars Nilsson which are on display in a new exhibition at the Hallwyl museum in Stockholm.

A TOUR OF FOGO ISLAND

We explore the traditional Canadian fishing community that has been infused with cutting edge art and architecture.

THE SOLO HOUSES: ARCHITECTURAL DREAMS REALISED AS THE ULTIMATE VACATION HOMES

On a 50-hectare site within a national park in Matarranya, Spain, the developer Christian Bourdais has given 12 architects complete carte blanche to create a series of avant garde holiday houses.

THE S RESIDENCE SENGOKUBARA BY SHIGERU BAN

Simple, sophisticated and following a brilliant radial floor plan, the latest residence from acclaimed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is far from his signature emergency relief housing.

MAISON VERNEY: THE SECRET PLACE VENDOME JEWELRY HOUSE

Little known except to connoisseurs, the Paris jeweler Verney is considered to have invented the "joaillerie classique" style. Founder Michel Ermelin talks to us about his vision for easy to wear jewels.

SIHH 2014: INNOVATION AND DESIGN AT THE GENEVA WATCH FAIR

The latest trends in timepieces were presented last week at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie watch fair in Geneva. We showcase the highlights of technical innovation and high design of our time.

A CLASSIC COMBINATION AND WHERE TO WEAR IT

Black & white is a byword for cool and always in style. Whether it's for the Oscars or summer holidays at the new Cheval Blanc in the Maldives, we select our favourite monochrome looks for the events of the upcoming season.

CONCEPT CARS: 5 DRIVES OF THE FUTURE

We take a spin in some of the latest vehicles to showcase new ideas in car design and technology, including the Mercedes Grand Turismo AMG, the remarkable Studio Job Land Rover and more.

THE SUBMERGED SUITE: A ROOM WITH AN (UNDERWATER) VIEW

Check-in (or dive in) to the Underwater Room at the Manta Resort on the paradise island of Pemba. Despite its modest accommodation, it offers the extraordinary experience of being submerged amongst a rich coral reef.

A TOUR OF "CARTIER: STYLE & HISTORY" AT THE GRAND PALAIS

The most important Cartier exhibition yet is a dazzling show of over 600 pieces of jewelry, clocks, watches and objects that display the house’s signature aesthetic of “le style moderne”. Co-curator Laure Dalon selects her favourite pieces.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT REVIVED: UNBUILT HOUSE REALISED 74 YEARS AFTER IT WAS DESIGNED

With a masterplan of 12 Frank Lloyd Wright structures, Florida Southern College is the largest single-site collection of his architecture. Remarkably, its thirteenth FLW building has just been completed with the recent construction of a 1939 design for a house.

DEFYING THE LAWS OF STYLE: THE INVISIBLE HELMET FOR CYCLISTS

Safe cycling is suddenly compatible with bouffant hairstyles with the launch of the impossible - an invisible helmet. Hövding cofounder Terese Alstin talks to us about her pioneering invention.

CASA CUBO BY ISAY WEINFELD

We tour an art-filled Sao Paulo residence created by Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld for a couple of collectors who requested a structure that could accommodate private quarters as well as spaces for exhibitions.

BEYOND EXTRAVAGANCE

Amin Jaffer, International Director of Asian Art at Christie's, talks with us about a staggering collection of Indian jewelry put together in just three years for a Qatari, and which is showcased in a new Assouline book.

DREAM DRIVES

Art of the Automobile is being billed as one of the most important automobile auctions ever. Taking place on November 21 and expertly curated by RM Auctions, 18 of the 34 vehicles are expected to fetch over $1 million.

ZAHA HADID: SCULPTURE-AT-SEA

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid is making waves with a new yacht concept for Blohm+Voss that sees her signature sensational lines set sail in a 128m megayacht.

"WHAT DO I WEAR TO BED? WHY CHANEL NO. 5, OF COURSE!"

Hear Marilyn Monroe's seductive statement for the first time in previously unheard recordings that are at the heart of Chanel's emotion-filled Christmas advertising campaign.