Lifestyle & Culture

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7 escapist tomes to feed your wanderlust

Combat cabin fever with these beautiful new books that will whisk you away

How to carve out a creative career

Follow the lead of the individuals who combine creative fulfilment with making a living

My Cultural Life: Anthony Burrill

The graphic artist on what he’s listening to, collecting and more

Lulu Guinness opens new London store with interiors by Rachel Chudley

The interior designer with a bold approach to colour creates a suitably playful interior for the British handbag brand

Islington Square aims to bring variety back to the high street

The mixed-use community space that’s bringing variety back to the high street

My Cultural Life: Will Ramsay

The Affordable Art Fair founder on what he’s listening to, reading and more

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Pernille Lind re-designs British lifestyle store Couverture & The Garbstore

The Notting Hill store is refreshed throughout with bespoke elements, to improve the retail experience

Darial gives shopping a glamorous reboot in Barcelona

Shopping gets a glamorous reboot with this decadent Barcelona boutique, mixing designer brands with a restaurant, bookstore and gallery space

Exit Here funeral parlour looks set to revolutionise the death industry

Restaurateur and hospitality pioneer Oliver Peyton is shaking up the funeral business with new firm Exit Here

Charlotte Perriand: inventing a new world

A must-see exhibition in Paris reveals the modernity and ongoing relevance of one of the design world’s greats, who is finally getting the credit she deserves. Editor Ben Spriggs visits it with the late designer’s daughter

Camille Walala installation arrives in King’s Cross

The artist unveils the immersive ‘House of Dots’ customised with Lego’s new Dots range

My Cultural Life: Bunny Christie

The pioneering set designer on what she’s listening to, reading and more

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Christmas according to the Missoni family

Fashion designer Angela Missoni on how she celebrates en famille during the festive season

How to style a vintage Christmas, with Laura Jackson

For the first festive season in her new home, the style maven will dress her table with dried flowers, colourful candles, and clashing platters for a vintage feel

How to have a sustainable and considered Christmas

However you like to celebrate, there are dozens of ways to make the festive period more mindful. Here are a few suggestions from ELLE Decoration and friends...

8 of the best concept stores for stylish Christmas gifts

We ask a few of our favourite shops 'what's in store for Christmas?'

My Cultural Life: Matthew Bourne

The lauded choreographer on what he’s listening to, reading and more

Skandium opens thoroughly festive Christmas pop-up in Shoreditch

It will be dressed for the season and packed full of Scandinavian gift ideas for design shoppers

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All I want for Christmas is...

Zoe Williams is on a quest for festive perfection, but Santa isn’t delivering

London’s Geffrye to reopen next summer as Museum of the Home

The Hoxton institution will reveal the results of its £18m revamp, which sees exhibition space doubled

Expert advice: how to make your dinner party a roaring success

As party season begins, London supperclub hosts Laura Jackson and Alice Levine share their dinner party tips