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Why two courtyards are better than one

Are views really over-rated? Architects, Vokes and Peters cultivate a garden wilderness to bring focus to nature.

Rossana Orlandi: Design Doyenne

She has been described as a 'fairy godmother', and she says her designers are like family. If so, she's the undisputed matriarch of the clan. We marvel at the inimitable Rossana Orlandi.

Iconic heavyweights

Relative to their size, some nations have a high ratio of iconic brands with an international appeal. Tess Ritchie takes a look at some fine Finnish and Japanese examples, to tease out their shared characteristics, and nature of their iconic status.

Habitus #30 – Your further reading list

In our latest issue of Habitus, we examine the age of the icon. What is an icon? How does something become iconic? And why do we care so much? The discussion of what and who is an important and complex one, so we thought we'd keep the conversation going and share a short collection of authors and books we recommend. 

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