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Industrial Design

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

Born in the USA

American fashion labels dominate the high street, but now it's time to welcome the country's homewares into our homes, says Trish Lorenz

Simon Calder's Holiday Helpdesk: Sightseeing in deepest Finland

Q I am flying to deepest Finland from Heathrow, with a five-and-a-half-hour stopover in Helsinki. Is this enough time for sightseeing or am I doomed to wander the corridors and gift shops waiting for the hours to tick by?

Alastair Kleissner, South Wales

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Take a shine to metal

Don't go over the top with this season's latest shiny trend. Subtly is king when is comes to metallics, says Trish Lorenz