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Zoe Pilger reviews feminist artist Sarah Lucas's first major solo exhibition

Clare Strand's sleight of hand

Photographer Clare Strand’s first UK solo exhibition Sleight is an array of visual trickery, conjuring and the absurd.

The 10 best garden tools

If the Chelsea Flower Show has got your green fingers twitching, then you’ll need good-quality kit such as this to tame your lawn and borders.

The 10 best learning toys

We all want to increase our little ones' development and brain power. With these ingenious and entertaining games they’ll hardly know it’s education.

Rain man: The best summer jackets for men

Whatever summer has in store, there's a jacket for every occasion...

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The 10 best can openers

The humble can opener doesn’t enjoy the same status in kitchen drawers as other, more glamorous, utensils. These stylish gizmos should help put an end to that...

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The 10 best candles

A new generation of scented treats offers everything from subtle and relaxing to strong and uplifting fragrances. Take your pick from this enlightened array...

Women: Unseen Schiele on display in UK

Nearly 50 works previously unseen in this country by provocative Austrian artist Egon Schiele go on show in London tomorrow.

The 10 best cushions

They're the point in your living room where comfort crosses over with creativity. These designs will give any two-bit sofa an injection of personality.

Artist returns books to tree form

'How many trees does it take to make a book?' is a commonly asked question. But artist Kylie Stillman has found out how many books it takes to make a tree.

The 10 best smart TVs

We’ve come a long way from remotes attached to your telly by a cord. These next-generation screens have everything from wi-fi to built-in Skype.

Bottled sunshine: The 12 best summer wines

From peachy whites to tangy sparklers and moreish reds, Anthony Rose chooses the 12 best wines for perfect, chilled-out, seasonal drinking...

The 10 best frying pans

It’s the quintessential British pan, but even if you’re more Heston services than Heston Blumenthal, a good fryer is a crucial bit of kitchen kit...

The Secret Language of Flowers - picture preview

An exhibition exploring the age-old motif of flowers in art opens at a gallery in London today.

The 10 best chutneys

Whether it’s for a saucy sandwich, serving with a cheeseboard or taking the the bite out of a fearsome curry, we’ve got the perfect pickled condiment for the job.

'Oliver' gets an acrobatic twist

A new film adaptation of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist which sees the orphan scale buildings and hop across the rooftops of London's most famous museums is sure to raise a few eyebrows among purists.

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