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Reality TV goes Starck raving mad

The latest reality TV star is Philippe Starck who is on a mad mission to unearth the best of British design. Annie Deakin reports

Spring looks: the nature of design

Fossils, bark and pine-cones... Annie Deakin talks to designers about bringing nature home

£19million for a leather chair?

Designer furniture defies common sense and economic logic, reports Annie Deakin

What's fair about design?

With Fairtrade fortnight underway, Annie Deakin reveals interior design with a conscience

Debate at the heart of Valentine’s Day

Missoni, Vivienne Westwood and the Eames brothers designed heart products for the home. But, are they cool? Asks Annie Deakin.

A room with a view

Stop and smell the roses, says Annie Deakin who digs up the latest dirt on gardens for interior design.

Design rebels of Burns Night

Glasgow design group Timorous Beasties make Burns Night a wild affair, discovers Annie Deakin

Why granny would approve

Thrift is hip, says Annie Deakin. Gone are the days of throwaway fashion as the long-forgotten era of make do and mend is back

Holy smoke! Can grey be glam?

Why the ashen hue is the hot trend of 2009

2008: The year politics rocked design

Annie Deakin looks back at a year of chic campaigns in the Cabinet

Invited too many guests?

Guests, unlike puppies, are just for Christmas, says Annie Deakin as she gets merry on temporary furniture

‘Tis the season to buy bespoke

Annie Deakin explains why customised gifts are defying the financial downturn. It’s little luxuries in hard times that keep us sane.

Checks appeal

From the highlands to the home, tartan rules the roost. Annie Deakin falls in love with tartan. Literally.

Designer boozing

Supermodel Eva Herzigova and YBA Gavin Turk make home bars a stylish affair. Annie Deakin talks to Patrick Cox about throwing a cocktail party in style

Shedding light on credit crunch depression

Don’t be down in the dumps about the credit crunch. Sir Terence Conran helps Annie Deakin dodge the winter blues with improved lighting. It’s a bright idea.

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