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Design

The jeweller’s art

James Taffin de Givenchy comes from one of fashion’s grandest families. But, as Melanie Grant discovered on a visit to his New York studio, his use of gemstones is more original than traditional

Down with the upgrade

Modular phones, with easily replaceable parts, are cheap and environmentally friendly. But Mark Harris wonders whether we’ll ever value longevity above the latest model

A modest revival

Once everyone wanted buildings of glass, steel and outrageous curves. But is the twilight of starchitecture falling?

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