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Ganni's first UK flagship is meant to resemble a Danish home

Danish fashion label Ganni has opened a UK store in London's Soho that's been completed with homely, pastel-tone interiors created in collaboration with...

String theory: how to make an acoustic guitar – in pictures

Rosie Heydenrych, an artisan luthier, has been making acoustic guitars by hand for about a decade. She shows Christopher Thomond around her workshop...

Alvin Baltrop: remembering New York's forgotten queer photographer

Bronx-born photographer Alvin Baltrop spent days on end documenting gay life at the piers lining Manhattan’s west side. At times, he did so...

Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change review – an embarrassment of riches

Ralph Brown’s Meat Porters, a sculpture of 1959 that was commissioned for Harlow New Town in Essex, really must be seen to be...

The big picture: the heart of South Africa’s homelands

Thabiso Sekgala grew up with his grandmother in a rural “homeland” South African settlement north of Pretoria. He subsequently worked in Johannesburg as...

No more white gloves: how Brisbane’s Trace is taking art out of the galleries

Ralph’s Garage looks, sounds and smells like any mechanic’s workshop. From the cracked footpath outside, oil stains and grinding noises emit just enough...

Magdalene Odundo: ‘Of all mediums, clay is the most versatile, pliable and human’

From the pinch of a nose to the elongated slant of a neck, Magdalene Odundo’s ceramics are on the verge of coming to...

Buy a classic Guardian photograph: Szechenyi Baths, Budapest, August 2006

Men play chess while submerged to the shoulders in the hot, mineral-rich waters of the Szechenyi thermal baths in Budapest. Bathing...

2019 Ballarat International Foto Biennale – in pictures

Creative director Fiona Sweet has put together an exceptional program for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, which runs from 23 August to 20...

Takis: his eye-popping and eerily beautiful magnetic marvels defined an era

The Greek sculptor Takis, who has died at 93 during the run of an acclaimed Tate retrospective of his ingenious creations, was half...

How many likes for Da Vinci? Why it's fine to take pictures in an...

While I was studying art history, my tutor once advised the class that when you want to take photos in a gallery, it’s...

London bandstand where David Bowie played given listed status

An ironwork bandstand in south London where David Bowie organised and performed at a festival 50 years ago has been given Grade II-listed status.The...

Hølte opens Hackney design studio for customising IKEA kitchens

Hølte, a company that offers bespoke fronts for IKEA kitchens, has unveiled a new design studio and showroom in London's Hackney.Studio founders Tom...

Blackpool goes pop and Frieze invades Regent's Park – the week in art

Exhibition of the Week Roy LichtensteinThe superb Artist Rooms collection brings this most stylish and erudite of pop artists to Blackpool.• Grundy Art Gallery,...

"I don't want to be seen as the guy that just slaps a bit...

Yinka Ilori's bold, colourful style can be seen all over London this summer, but the designer tells Dezeen there's a lot more to...

Takis obituary

In February 1955 the Greek artist Takis stood bored on the platform at Calais train station. He was travelling back to Paris from...

Claudette Johnson’s Untitled (Seven Bullets)

Walking wounded … The young man in Claudette Johnson’s huge 2015 pastel drawing looks us in the eye and lifts his shirt – a...

Rodić Davidson merges two 19th-century art studios to create home in London's Chelsea

Rodić Davidson Architects has transformed a pair of artists' studios that may once have belonged to JMW Turner into a lofty family home...

David Bowie's festival bandstand gets Grade II listing

Fifty years after a young David Bowie performed from a south London bandstand in front of a tiny crowd at a summer festival...

"The battle is over" says Amin Taha as 15 Clerkenwell Close is saved from...

Architect Amin Taha has won his appeal against Islington Council, which had ordered the demolition of the RIBA award-winning 15 Clerkenwell Close.A report...

Alex Cochrane Architects hones in on hot-desking for overhaul of Selfridges offices

Staff don't have designated desks inside the offices of luxury department store Selfridges, which Alex Cochrane Architects has completed with open-plan workrooms and...

Del LaGrace Volcano’s best photograph: a self-portrait, in the space between genders

I took this shot in 1995 in my home studio in Highbury Hill, London. At that point, I was in a liminal state...

Rise Design Studio adds Douglas fir-lined reading nooks to London house

Rise Design Studio has completed an extension for a house in London, cladding the interiors in Douglas fir and creating a reading nooks in...

Shoreditch celebrates its Shakespeare links with two-day festival

One needs to hunt very hard to spot the traces of the Shoreditch that William Shakespeare would have known. Still clinging on to...

Abandoned sketch discovered under landmark Leonardo da Vinci work

An “abandoned composition” by Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered underneath one of his most discussed paintings, which will take centre stage at...

'The religion of the north is work' – how Joe Scarborough immortalised Sheffield

‘I don’t consider myself a great ‘artist’, but an entertainer,” says Joe Scarborough. “After all, I make things that people could do quite...

Garry Winogrand's America in color – in pictures

The photographer’s rarely seen color photographs are on show at the Brooklyn Museum, showing his distinctive view of everyday life in America. On...

'I love staring at one spot for six hours!' Life models on the secrets...

The first time Dominic Blake took his clothes off in front of an art class was, as you might imagine, a daunting experience....

Photo of young man on Belfast estate up for Taylor Wessing prize

A young man looking out pensively across a Belfast housing estate, a holidaying family with a bulging roof rack, and a portrait of...

Mona Lisa fans decry brief encounter with their idol in Paris

The queue snakes along the Louvre’s corridors, up the steps and escalators and outside to the famous glass pyramid. Most of those waiting...