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Friday 07 December 2012
Hotel Zhero, Austria
This week, the temperature drops to Zhero in the Austrian Tyrol. The eagerly awaited hotel is due to open near the mountain village of Kappl on Wednesday. Expect 78 rooms and suites with a smooth, contemporary finish, four penthouses with butler service, a grill-style à la carte restaurant with executive chef Klaus Brunmayr, and a luxurious spa. Ski services will include an in-house shop for equipment hire and activities, plus a free daily shuttle to the slopes of Ischgl.
Hotel Zhero, Wiese 687, Kappl, Austria (00 43 5445 20 111 12; zherohotelgroup.com). Doubles start at €109, room only.
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Fizz Foam Fold Out, £189.99
With its deep, plump pillows and jet-black cover, you'd never guess that the Fizz Foam Fold out costs less than £200. Even less so, when you see it fold out, which it does with unusual ease, and turn into a comfy occasional bed." width="80" height="60" onclick="location.href='http://www.independent.co.uk/property/interiors/the-10-best-sofa-beds-8382232.html';" class="" />
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Got the relatives coming to stay this Christmas? Put them up in style with one of these stylish (and comfy) couches
Thursday 29 November 2012
"This is my life, I can't just throw it away," said an elderly woman in Radio 3's Between the Ears, the panic rising in her voice. She was in process of moving into sheltered housing, and the prospect of reducing her worldly goods was making her ill. She had, she explained, just spent three days in hospital.
Saturday 24 November 2012
Main image: face pots, £67, Aram; frames, from £5, John Lewis
Sunday 18 November 2012
1. Aster coat stand
Friday 16 November 2012
Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant whose flat-pack offerings grace homes from Bolton to Bangkok, has admitted that East German political prisoners had been used to make its goods for as long as three decades.
Friday 16 November 2012
Zingy pink, lime green, violet and neon dominate the fashion and design palettes this season. Trish Lorenz speaks to top blogger Holly Beck to find out how to use them at home
Friday 09 November 2012
From flash sales to high-end boutiques, Britain's online design shops are booming. Trish Lorenz favourites her top bookmarks in time for Christmas
Friday 09 November 2012
He has spent 12 years making RightMove the country's top website for househunters and the property-porn obsessed, but Ed Williams, who co-founded the site in 2000, has decided it's time to cash in his chips and spend more time with his £52m fortune.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Celebrity Reflection set sail this month with a mission to leave old-school stuffiness in her wake. Leslie Woit climbed aboard to discovered the naked truth
What to do, see & buy: Tony Conigliaro; Man Ray; Cult Furniture; Folklore; Sneaking into Fashion; Juicy Couture
Saturday 13 October 2012
Sunday 07 October 2012
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…
Saturday 06 October 2012
You may feel like you are window-shopping at Harrods or the Burlington Arcade when you step inside the slick new furniture gallery at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, which opens in December.
Sunday 30 September 2012
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
Sunday 02 September 2012
One can procrastinate over tidying for many reasons – a favourite, as it tends to defer the effort indefinitely, is to conclude that there's no point until I buy that magic laundry rack/under-sink thingy/swishy wall-hanging clutter-holding gadget. But with these bargain DIY versions, there's no excuse…
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