Four years ago, Portugals capital felt like a city on its knees. Now it is being touted as hip, cheap and innovative. But is the socialist government failing Lisbons poor in its rush to revitalise?In Lisbon people keep telling me about the surfing. Its great. The beaches are 20 minutes
Basketball courts, recording studios, deep-sea submarines, helipad party decks our writer gets a taste of the latest must-have accessories in superyacht designA 30,000 bottle of limited-edition Hennessy cognac stands in a corner of the Saatchi Gallery, guarded by a pair of burly bouncers, while guests admire leather-clad bicycles, models of
The Shanghai Tower is another in a long list of ambitious skyscrapers competing fiercely for sustainability credentials as well as height. But how green are these buildings and is environmentalism really the motivation?Twisting high above Shanghais financial district, Chinas tallest tower and the second tallest in the world is preparing
Previously unseen pictures show that EH Shepards iconic images were modelled on his own sons toy bear not AA MilnesHis tummy as portly as it always would be, Winnie-the-Pooh’s very first appearance has been revealed in a previously unpublished sketch from the 1920s by illustrator EH Shepard. The Art of
The architects niece, also an architect, recalls her aunts warm presence, her great drive, and the inspiration of her workZaha walked into our lives in the late 60s when my brother Hussein and I were five and six. She had come to Beirut to study mathematics at the American University there.
In the mid-2000s, J. Crew introduced a generation of young adults to preppy fashion, the edgier alternative to stodgy labels such as Tommy Hilfiger and Lacoste that had dominated for decades.It worked, for a time. Sales soared and the label became a chic powerhouse of cardigans and chinos. First Lady Michelle Obama wore a
Philippe StarckImage: Alain ROBERT/APERCU/SIPAThe concept smartphone from Xiaomi and colorful French designer Philippe Starck, revealed on Tuesday, has won praise for its minimalist form and bezel-less screen. And while Starck is world-renowned for his design prowess, many smartphone users may not realize just how big a deal a Xiaomi smartphone