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PORTO OWES A lot to Harry Potter. Or as the locals would have it: Harry's story owes a lot to Portugal's second city. And that's because if you spend more than a day or two in the place you're going to trip over a claim or two about how key bits[...]

IF SYDNEY HARBOUR and its waterfront homes represent some of the most drooled over and photographed bits of the world, it’s surprising to discover that that there’s one enchanted little cove and its hand-fashioned stone, driftwood and corruga[...]

GREAT DESIGN DOESN'T have to be big and expensive. It's more about elegantly solving problems and relating to human needs. Same with furniture.
Poland's Studio No produce something they call "Small Architecture" – a witty cross between art, furn[...]

THERE'S A COUPLE of remarkable things that distinguish the new apartment buildings -- One Central Park -- that now dominates Sydney city's western edge. First there's a huge heliostat reflector that cantilivers out from it's top; and second there[...]

IF YOU WANT proof that the people of Seville know how to wait, then you only need go to the Metropol Parasol in Encarnación Square. I know this because we have been waiting 15 minutes for two apples in the markets to be found beneath one of the [...]

AT COPENHAGEN'S ICONIC SAS Royal Hotel (or the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel as it's now known) room 606 has been famously preserved exactly how designer Arne Jacobsen intended it to be when it opened in July 1960. The most famous by-products of th[...]

IF THERE'S AN interior that qualifies as one of the most extraordinary on the planet, then the nave of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia would figure somewhere near the very top. the generalist was fortunate enough to visit just recently and we were [...]

IF THERE'S ONE thing that can spice up a pleasant ramble in the Spanish countryside a little, it's the knowledge that you're sharing the place with a bull or two. Although -- given that Spain's a country that lets bulls and humans loose together [...]

BACKPACKERS RETURNING WITH cool shots of their travels is one thing, but Caitlin Withers' holiday photos are in a different league altogether. Caitlin, 21, spent time travelling with friends through India, Vietnam and Cambodia earlier this year a[...]