Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, by Zaha Hadid

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The Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), a cultural hub designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the historic centre of Seoul, was inaugurated on 21 March 2014 by hosting Korean Fashion Week

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Sass & Bide New York City flagship store: on fusing nature, art and craftsmanship

Australian fashion brand Sass & Bide have worked with architecture and interior design agency Akin Creative (responsible for the design of 20 of the label’s other stores) on the interiors of its flagship store in New York City

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Karl Lagerfeld opens biggest store in London

Paris-based fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld inaugurated the European flagship store for his eponymous brand in London on Thursday 13 March 2014. Spanning 250 square meters, the London store is the biggest of the brand to date…

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London gets Saint Laurent treatment by Hedi Slimane

Following the introduction of a new branding concept in a number of Saint Laurentstores worldwide, it was London’s turn to undergo a redesign of its Sloane Streetboutique by the fashion brand’s creative director Hedi Slimane

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Caudalie inaugurates UK flagship store and spa

French skincare brand Caudalie, which was founded in 1993 by Mathilde Thomasand her husband Bertrand using organic grapes as main ingredient, inaugurated its UK flagship store and spa…

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An education on new Irish creative talent

Following on the footsteps of the exhibition ‘RIAN: New Directions in Irish Fashion Design’ that the Irish embassy in London hosted during the summer of 2013, curator Gemma Williams unveiled the second instalment of her RIAN series (a cultural project that celebrates contemporary Irish ingenuity by interpreting its outputs from diverse critical viewpoints) in the form of the exhibition ‘RIAN: A Journey through Irish Jewellery and Accessories’…

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London’s Arts Club confirms hotel for its Dover Street site

The Arts Club, the private members club founded in 1863 in London’s Mayfair, has confirmed plans to open its own boutique hotel…

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Richard James new London flagship store

London men’s tailor and fashion designer Richard James has inaugurated his new flagship store in the British capital…

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Austria’s tallest building is unveiled in Vienna

Austria’s tallest building, the DC Tower One in Vienna Donau City, was inaugurated on 26 February 2014, following three years of construction…

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The most beautiful homes in the world: House in Paraty, Brazil, by Marcio Kogan

Although this stunning house has been completed for a few years, every time I look at photographs of it I confirm that it is most probably my ideal holiday abode…

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