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iStyle: Wild things

Shades of khaki and cream aren't just for wearing on safari, says Lee Holmes

iStyle: Bright young things

This week’s New Designers exhibition offers visitors the chance to buy  a future design classic. Trish Lorenz tracks down the names to watch

A delicate situation

Don’t tell granny but lace is for more than doilies and curtains. Try it on lamps, linens and even ceramics, says Trish Lorenz

What will you buy for your home on your holidays?

It seems that more of us are taking our summer breaks in Britain. If you're doing the same – and have an eye for style – you can pick up some brilliant finds for your home away from the beaten track.

The £850,000 bet that paid off for Knoydart

A decade ago the residents of this Scottish outpost bought out their absentee landlords and took control of their own destiny. Their lives have been transformed. Jonathan Brown reports from Knoydart

Robert Fournier: Inventive ceramist whose 'pebble' pots were based on

The potter Robert Fournier was as well known for his many distinguished reference books as his inventive ceramics. Something of a rebel, he was a lifelong pacifist and atheist, and his decision to become a potter was, in part, a refusal to compete in what he saw as an increasingly consumer-led society.

Chaos theory

The ceramicist Emma Bridgewater is the queen of quirky crockery. But is her rambling Norfolk home as charming as her bestselling designs? Sarah Harris drops in. Photographs by Nick Sinclair