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ARTISTIC REFLECTION BY RON GILAD

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most artistic of them all? The IX Mirrors series by artist Ron Gilad for Dilmos Gallery, Milan, forces the viewer to see an alternative reflection, not of reality but of a more poetic and surrealist vision.
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PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART & STYLE ICON

The legacy of Peggy Guggenheim extends beyond her influential collection of modern art and into fashion and style. We showcase her signature aesthetic and the earrings created for her by Yves Tanguy and Alexander Calder.

CARTIER TIME ART

The intricate inner workings of Cartier’s most innovative watches are - alongside important timepieces from its archives - shown in magnificent detail in a new exhibition art directed by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka.

VANESSA BRUNO: SCANDINAVIAN FOLK CHIC

Think that folk chic fashion has been done before? Think again. At Vanessa Bruno, the Paris-based designer presented a romantic version of Scandinavian folk with an urban edge for a stellar fall-winter collection.
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SOTHEBY'S AT SUDELEY 2011: A VIRTUAL TOUR BY JANICE BLACKBURN

The curator of the second selling exhibition by Sotheby’s at Sudeley Castle takes us on a tour of Material Words, a show which includes works by artists, designers and architects including Ingo Maurer, David Adjaye and Amanda Levete.

LET’S GO OUTSIDE

Once overlooked, outdoor design now represents a large part of the business of the major furniture manufacturers, with dedicated sections at the world's design fairs. We hit the deck/patio/terrace with the latest in alfresco living concepts.

FLEXIBLE CRUISING

Multi-functional decks are an essential feature of the modern megayacht. And on the New Cruise 70m Explore concept, the possible variations range from a garage for a Range Rover to a folding helipad.

UNFOLDING THE FUTURE OF YACHTS

The next generation of yachts feature folding hulls and hydraulically powered walls that dramatically open to create vast terraces and 'beach clubs' that are the ultimate expression of the outdoor-indoor lifestyle.

LAST ORDERS AT RESTAURANT OAXEN KROG

Inventive Swedish chef Magnus Ek and his sommelier partner Agneta Green are closing their cult-status restaurant Oaxen Krog located on a small island in the Stockholm archipelago. Reserve now: there are 68 days left.

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI: THE NEW DARLING OF COUTURE

Rarely has a couture debut been so confident as Giambattista Valli’s collection of elegant ball gowns and signature shaped dresses which he mixed with the humble white poplin shirtdress worn by atelier workers.

GAULTIER'S GREATEST HITS

The signature pieces of Jean Paul Gaultier – from the trench coat to conical bras – were reinvented in his couture collection that was something of a retrospective of his most iconic work.
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"WITHOUT SOUTINE THERE IS NO BACON"

Missed the first comparative exhibition of Chaim Soutine and Francis Bacon? Discover the artists' shared passion and energy in our virtual tour of the major works alongside an exclusive interview with co-curator Maurice Tuchman.

VILLA ABBORRKROKEN BY JOHN ROBERT NILSSON

Swedish architect John Robert Nilsson gives us a virtual tour of Villa Abborrkroken, an ultra minimalist home perched atop a cliff on a private island in the Stockholm archipelago.

THE CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SEAT

Holmewood House designed by Robin Partington for Lady Helen Hamlyn has all the grandness and splendour of a Georgian pile but with minimal impact on the landscape by hidden under 150 acres of the English countryside.

ARCADIA 85: FOLLOWING THE SUN

The unusual looking Arcadia 85 yacht basks in the sunlight not only for the pleasure of its guests but also to charge its vast superstructure of glass solar panels. We take a virtual tour onboard the environmentally friendly vessel.

MARCUS TREMONTO: THE FUTURE OF LIGHT

Marcus Tremonto manipulates light to create objects that emit emotion. In an exclusive interview that took place appropriately in the City of Light, the founder of Treluce Studios discusses his work and the future of light.

PETER ZUMTHOR: SERPENTINE PAVILION 2011

The 11th Serpentine Pavilion - a temporary structure constructed annually in London's Kensington Gardens by a roll call of starchitects - has been designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor and encloses a hidden garden.

FLAMINIA SACCUCCI: THE NEXT BIG THING

The winner of the Central St Martins graduate show is an Italian print specialist who hand painted tyre tracks and flowers onto PVC dresses. Before her collection is even available in stores, we talk to designer Flaminia Saccucci.
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DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2011

At the sixth edition of Design Miami Basel, sales were stronger than ever. As galleries focused on solo shows of high quality historical work, the halls themselves were designed by architects Aranda\Lasch for a fusion of modern and contemporary.
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ART BASEL 2011: THE REPORT

Sales were steady at the world's most important art fair as collectors bought not only blue-chip modern and contemporary works but also large conceptual installations. We reveal what sold, who bought and for how much.

BELUGA: ANOUSKA HEMPEL'S TURKISH GULET

The ultra chic Turkish gulet restored and owned by hotelier and designer Anouska Hempel is for the first time available for private charter. We take a virtual tour of the magnificent Beluga before it sets sail along the coast of Montenegro and Croatia.

THE WATER HOUSE BY LI XIAODONG

The Water House, perched on a mountainside overlooking Lijiang, China, is typical of Chinese architect Li Xiaodong's award-winning buildings that "strive for tranquillity and harmony suggested by space, light and structural order."
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AXEL VERVOORDT AT PALAZZO FORTUNY

At the Tra: Edge of Becoming show at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, the art and antiques connoisseur Axel Vervoordt is presenting his unique approach to art that combines modern and contemporary work with ancient artefacts.
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HIROKO KOSHINO: FUSING EAST & WEST, FASHION & ART

The Japanese fashion designer Hiroko Koshino is renowned not only for her modern reinterpretations of traditional Japanese dress, but also for her calligraphy, painting and Tadao Ando-designed home.

JAGUAR C-X75: FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY

First revealed as a concept at the Paris Motor Show 2010, Jaguar has announced that its sculptural C-X75 supercar will go into production while remaining true to its original vision for an ultra light, all carbon-fibre hybrid.