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Kent dockyard loses out to Lake District national park as UK's next world heritage site

Hella Jongerius: Misfit, Phaidon £29.95

Misfit is an impressive monograph celebrating the work of the contemporary Dutch designer Hella Jongerius.

Abramovich left feeling blue after cleaners flood his 'secret nightclub'

Building work on a so-called secret nightclub underneath Chelsea Football Club's west London stadium, which is lavishly appointed with a £150,000 waterfall, suffered a serious setback when cleaners inadvertently flooded the venue's hi-tech stage.

Less was more: When it comes to classic design, Dieter Rams stands the test of time

dieter rams tests "good design" against 10 basic measures. According to him, it should be innovative and useful, aesthetic and honest, unobtrusive and long-lasting; it must make a product understandable, be thorough down to the last detail, and it must be concerned with the environment. Finally: "Good design should be as little design as possible." During the course of his career, which spans more than 50 years, Dieter Rams has successfully acted out these key principles again and again, pioneering some of the most successful and enduring products of the 20th century.

Perfect products: The best in modern industrial design

A new exhibition highlights the best in modern industrial design. Here, its curator picks his Top 10.

Fit for purpose: The Design Museum celebrates global style of the past 150 years

A Le Corbusier villa, David Chipperfield coffee cups, 1931 Citroën 2CV... in writing, the best works of design are just names and numbers. But assemble the objects in a room, and allow people to walk around them, and their timeless resonance can be felt immediately.

For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and their enemies by Robert Irwin

A little bit of the other

Investors snap up Bauhaus collectibles

Contemporary furniture not only looks fantastic but it could be a good investment, says Gwyn Jones

My Home: Morag Myerscough

In the process of reshaping her home, designer Morag Myerscough created a space that became her own retail outlet. Mary Wilson reports

Focus: You know where you can stick these

Now that the chairman has quit, the Design Museum is in serious trouble, says Stephen Bayley, in a frank personal account of a row that started with flowers...

Smart Americans say 'Hi' to the Saabaru

Svenska Aeroplan may have finally found the mainstream success it has been seeking for the past 20 years, says Hilton Holloway
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Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

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Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

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Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

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Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test
Tour de France 2015: Twins Simon and Adam Yates have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Twins have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Yates brothers will target the steepest sections in bid to win a stage in France
John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

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The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

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