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New spring fragrances

New spring fragrances

Perfumers are cultivating a fresh crop of pale and beautiful green scents that evoke bucolic spring vigour. Lucia van der Post reports. Photography by Patrice de Villiers

Mirrored art

Mirrored art

Artist-designed mirrors run the gamut from poetically beautiful to conceptually intriguing, says Lucia van der Post

New wallpaper designs

New wallpaper designs

Can new wallpaper experiments – from LED wirings to knitted patterns and X-ray prints – finally convert the naysayers, asks Lucia van der Post

Luke Irwin rugs

Luke Irwin rugs

Rug designer Luke Irwin’s discovery of a 300 AD palace mosaic on his own land is inspiration for a new glamorously timeworn collection. Lucia van der Post reports

New-look parkas

New-look parkas

Elegantly reimagined for spring, parkas are becoming a year-round, day-to-evening wardrobe staple. Lucia van der Post reports

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait’s signature lace fuses femininity with a frisson of something sexier. No wonder its dresses are flying off the shop floor, says Lucia van der Post

Silver beakers

Silver beakers

Elegant, eloquent and highly original riffs on the traditional silver beaker are inspiring designer-makers and gift givers alike, says Lucia van der Post