AN indoor sport’ was how the US decorator Dorothy Draper referred to the business of eating. ‘You play it three times a day and it’s well worthwhile making the game as pleasant as possible.’ Unfortunately, what might have been true in the 20th century—particularly for the fully staffed up—may not be in tune with the 21st, given the time-consuming demands of scrolling through Instagram.
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A shaggy dog story
These big bundles of fur have advertised Dulux and danced with David Bowie, but numbers of old English sheepdogs are plummeting, warns Katy Birchall
Interiors - The designer's room
A large collection of books lines the informal library of Kit Kemp’s Hampshire home
What to do when you can’t find that perfect luxury item? Design it from scratch, of course, and, with the right help, it’ll be beyond your wildest dreams
Fix up, look sharp
These dream projects need TLC, but are well worth the bother
Snug as a bug in a quilt
If you’re planning to make a patchwork quilt, be sure to stick with tradition, inviting your friends and stitching to the accompaniment of violins and bagpipes
Going bespoke can be the key to a stylish space
Tailored for success
Benson & Clegg has been making bespoke suits for decades in Mayfair, where it is as much about the experience as the end product
Just give me a sign
Even if no one agrees what a red fingerpost denotes, rural communities still cherish their historic signage
Things that go bump in the castle
A century ago, with a pall of loss and decay hanging over once splendid houses, a haunted history was one way for struggling estate owners to stay connected to a more illustrious past
There's a mouse in the House
As Larry celebrates 10 years as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, Claire Jackson looks back at the cats of Downing Street–and the prime ministers who have served them
We're at the Tipping Point of Electrification
Everything is Going to Change — the Only Question is How Quickly
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
Astronaut Chris Sembroski took a Martin ukulele to space and discovered the joy of making music in microgravity.
NASA SEEKS IDEAS FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR ON THE MOON
If anyone has a good idea on how to put a nuclear fission power plant on the moon, the U.S. government wants to hear about it.
SAMSUNG EXPECTED TO BUILD $17B CHIP FACTORY IN TEXAS
Samsung is planning to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory outside of Austin, Texas, amid a global shortage of chips used in phones, cars and other electronic devices.
THE END OF CALIFORNIA?
The American Dream never gleamed any brighter than in the Golden State. But these days, that warm glow might just be a dumpster fire.
WHAT'S UP? (AND WHAT'S DOWN?)
What’ll happen to the price of advertising? Will more female founders get funded? We had Good Judgment’s superforecasters answer these questions and more.
Two-Way Conversations Are the Future of Recruiting
To hire the right people for today and tomorrow, it’s time to stop asking candidates to prove why they’re right for the job.
WHERE TO INVEST IN
Investors will have to curb their enthusiasm as markets get back to normal.
When to Call In a Professional
For some investment categories, choosing an actively managed fund makes sense.
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