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

The 10 best outdoor toys

Whether it’s a pretty playhouse or a sturdy swing, we’ve got the garden gear to keep your children safe, happy and out of your hair this summer.

The 10 best dining tables

Whether it’s for supper à deux or a full-on family feast, every home needs a top table to eat on. Our favourites come in every material from oak to glass...

 

Ged Quinn, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

A tremendous windbag is holding forth to a docile tour group in one of the two gallery spaces, so I scuttle away at breakneck speed. A little later, having considered these five large (and two small) canvases by Ged Quinn, I can see that the kind of work that he makes could easily be very sympathetic to the kind of higher windbaggery that is going on next door.

The 10 best kitchen bins

Whether your focus is recycling, simple disposal or an odour-free environment, these are the best bins to suit the needs of the most demanding of kitchens...

 

The 10 best ice creams

To make the perfect scoop, one worthy of both the supermarket freezer and the artisan deli, it takes a mixture of fine ingredients. Here are our top tubs.

The 10 best garden lights

When the sun goes down, there's no need to be left in the dark. Whether romantic or powerful, eco-friendly or chic, here's how to get that special glow.

The wish list: The top 20 dream interiors buys this spring

Crazy for chairs? Lustful for lighting? From the classic Modernist re-issues to cutting-edge eco style, it's time to get shopping...

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The 10 best garden chairs

Planning to lounge outside in this summer? From all-weather sofas to handy hammocks, we’ve got chic seating to make the most of the sun...

 

Artspace Galleries London and Paris Group Exhibition 2011

Artists of diverse nationalities, both renowned and emerging, will be showcased at the appropriately international Artspace Galleries in London and Paris for this year's group exhibition which opens tomorrow.

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The 10 best wine racks

What, no wine cellar? Don’t fill the fridge – stack up the sauvignon blanc and stash the sauternes in style with one of these handsome storage systems...

The 10 best gins

Whether you team it with tonic, ice and a slice or prefer to mix it up with a pink lady, you need the right bottle for the job. Here's our pick of the finest...

Horniman Museum gives a glimpse of music's past

Side by side sit two instruments once owned by Italian horn player Giovanni Puzzi. In the bell of one, lavish decoration in green lacquer has worn away exactly at the spots on which Puzzi placed his hand to shape the pitch of his notes. The musician's grandson gave it to the V&A in 1926.

The 10 best tents

Whether you’re kitting up for festival season, or heading into the wilds for a family holiday under canvas, let i show you the ropes when it comes to picking the perfect tent...

Paul Graham: Photographs 1981- 2006

The photography of Paul Graham charts all walks of life, from recession-hit Britain to the streets of Tokyo.

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The hot cross buns from this
191-year-old North London
bakery are worth a diversion
if you live in the capital. A
dense bite with a strong
whiff of cinnamon.<br/>
£1.99 for 4, dunns-bakery.co.uk

The 10 best Hot Cross Buns

They've been a symbol of Easter for centuries, so whether you favour a fruity bun or a bijou bap, we have the perfect traditional treat to see you through Good Friday and beyond

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