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The Insider: The art of display

I love Sarah Bagner's innovative shop supermarketsarah.com. She sells wares via creatively curated wall displays, each a work of art itself. Now Bagner has an excellent book out, Wonder Walls: Supermarket Sarah's Guide to Display (£19.99, Cico Books), on imaginative ways to show off your stuff. Here's what she learnt writing it…

Interior insider: Jocelyne Sibuet, luxury hotelier

Interior insider: Jocelyne Sibuet, luxury hotelier

Jocelyne Sibuet is France’s ultimate interior designer. Dubbed the French Martha Stewart, Sibuet is co-founder of (the super chic) Sibuet Hotels & Spa Group and author of A French Country Home: Style and Entertaining. She searches far and wide to kit out her hotels, chalets, restaurants and spas in the French Alps, Paris, Lyon and in the South of France. Here, she talks inspiration, favorite hotels and decorating mistakes with Annie Deakin.

<p>{1} AEG</p>
<p>This machine does everything, it seems. An OptiSense washing system works out how big the load is and adjusts water, energy and so on accordingly. The drum is large (9kg capacity) with a big door for easy access. Excellent.</p>
<p>L98699FL ProTex PLUS, £849, currys.co.uk</p>

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The Insider: New term inspiration

However long you've been out of education, that new-term feeling can still kick in around now, at the start of the university year. Why not channel the fresh-start enthusiasm into your home – by learning something, or simply seeking out new inspirations…

Interiors: Into the woods

Start feeling autumnal with these forest-inspired finds

The Metro front page showing women removed from Ikea images

Ikea airbrushes women from its Saudi catalogue

Swedish furniture giant criticised for removing images in bid not to upset Arab customers

Watch this space: stars of the PAD fair

As international design fair PAD descends on London, three of the UK’s brightest new talents invite Holly Williams into the studios where they find their inspiration

<p>1. Gisela Graham Blue Ship</p>
<p>£17, debenhams.com</p>
<p>A playful bit of kitsch with a distinct nautical feel – witness the ships and seagulls. Has easy-to-read red numbers, so ideal for kids.</p>

The 10 Best wall clocks

Keep time in style with our selection of top clocks, from the plain and simple to the weird and woolly

Wohler with one of her 'altars' on the office windowsill

Mex and the city: How can a young furniture designer flourish miles from home?

By using her initiative and imagination, Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers tells Holly Williams

Shining light: Sarah Turner

Annie Deakin talks to Sarah Turner, eco artist and designer who makes stylish lighting from waste plastic drinks bottles. Turner is best known for her creation at the Olympics, a nine-foot sculpture of a diving man made out of reconditioned Coca Cola bottles and cans.

<p>1. Black & Decker 18V Pivot Dustbuster</p>
<p>£59.99, amazon.co.uk</p>
<p>This handheld vac by Black & Decker is ideal for small spillages and it comes with an extendible crevice tool for confined spaces.</p>

The 10 Best vacuum cleaners

From powerful suckers and corner demons to a robot that cleans the house, we’ve got the top tools for the job

The Insider: Odes against over-styling

A friend with awe-inspiring style just had her stunning, interesting home rejected by an interiors magazine for not being "sophisticated enough". Am I the only one to feel intimidated rather than inspired by publications I once loved? Time for some alternative reading…

1. Pugs might fl, £69, Dwell

Rise and shine: Wake up to the glint of a silver lining every day

1. Pugs might fly

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