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Are antique fairs making a comeback?

New antique fairs, impressive figures and an iPhone app shows how the antique market is fairing, says Annie Deakin

Why old rubbish is the future for 2011

From North Sea diving to repurposing useless objects, Guy Trench of Antiques By Design has become an unlikely interiors star, says Annie Deakin

Why Diane von Furstenburg is re-modelling Claridge's

Discover the latest fashion designer to dabble in interior design

Is it possible to decorate a unisex – and tasteful – nursery?

Annie Deakin discovers how to create a Disney-free space for her pregnant bump

Making magic with Alice in Wonderland

New Spring/Summer home collections unveil oversized furniture and a very Burton-esque play with scale

Britain's sexiest hotels for Valentine’s Day

How interior designers are bringing va-va-voom to the country’s top hotels

Mission interior design: Adventurer Ben Fogle goes into soft furnishings

Why Fogle is the new face of home shop OKA

In bed with the stars

It's no wonder that the new Anglo-Indian lifestyle boutique Lulu and Nat is charming celebrities like Claudia Schiffer and Keira Knightley, says Annie Deakin

Return of the goth?

Kate Moss, Big Brother and Victoria Beckham are turning gothic mainstream

David Linley looks back at the noughties

The Royal carpenter on the past decade of design

Furniture iPhone apps – fabulous or futile?

As IKEA and House of Fraser join the media frenzy, the question rises as to whether furniture shops can justify an iPhone app

The trendiest of Christmas trees

Shock horror as John Galliano unveils a blue Christmas tree and black trees sell out fast

Pick up an Emin for a song

This weekend's skill swapping and hard-nose bartering reveals the art that money can't buy, says Annie Deakin

Wanted: Interior design students with X Factor

A new competition to hunt down tomorrow's creative talent is stirring up studio design

Getting lucky at auction

The biggest art lucky dip including Paul Smith and Bill Viola opened on 'Friday the 13th'
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Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
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Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

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Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

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Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
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From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The man who hunts giants

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