The Cashmere Steamroller

 •  December 6

In 1939 a Russian Jewish immigrant opened a small lingerie shop in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Spanning just 35 metres Sussan, as it was...

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MPavilion Finds a Home in Australia

 •  November 20

It has been called a treasure box, a flower and a butterfly. Yet at first glance, MPavilion in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens looks like a...

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Japanese architecture retains a traditional edge

 •  August 1

At the foot of Sanjo Ohashi Bridge, close to Kyoto’s fabled Gion neighbourhood, home to the city’s kimono-clad geishas, once sat an old Japanese...

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How upmarket decor and bespoke designs are transforming houseboats

 •  June 18

Simon Woodroffe, founder of Yo! Sushi restaurant chain, chose not to invest in traditional bricks and mortar in England. Instead, the entrepreneur is...

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Demand grows for high-tech gadgets and decor fit for James Bond

 •  June 6

When an A-list Hollywood director recently decided to deck out his new home he modelled his vision on Tony Stark, the fictional billionaire playboy...

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How warehouses can be turned into fashionable workspaces

 •  May 23

When Victoria Bravery moved into the former factory of Percy Dalton’s Famous Peanut Company, all she had to work with was an empty shell. The...

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Why China’s rich want to live in McMansions and fake châteaux

 •  April 25

Three types of people buy European or American-style villas in China, says Peng Rong, marketing director for real estate agent Yuan He. “The first...

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China’s design playground gives world’s top architects free rein

 •  April 13

When the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Wang Shu was asked to build a villa by an ambitious Chinese property tycoon he was given a simple spec. The...

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Show-stopping private museums in China

 •  November 25

A new wave of galleries is sweeping across China to hold vast collections of art. What’s behind this trend? Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore...

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New style in old Shanghai

 •  April 5

Lucy Young flicks through an album of photographs taken from before she bought and renovated her Shanghai terraced lane house. There was a concrete...

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