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‘War is back. People want to stock up’: inside Europe’s biggest arms fair
Military spending is at an all-time high – and from laser-guided drones to dog armour, there is no shortage of hardware. Our writer visits the vast ‘supermarket of death’ that is London’s DSEI shop floor

Oliver Wainwright

20, Sep, 2023 @4:03 PM

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Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto review – a dizzying excess of good taste
Taught to sew by nuns, most likely a spy, the French fashion designer and genius businesswoman better known as Coco Chanel remains an enigma in this show overflowing with her intensely covetable work

Rachel Cooke

17, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Simone Lia: Bright idea – cartoon
I’m going to change the world…

Simone Lia

17, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Used as dartboards’: rare British war comic art rescued from bins, skips and floods
Original drawings and paintings from 60s and 70s comics such as Hotspur and Commando will feature in an exhibition in Oxfordshire

David Barnett

16, Sep, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Bloomcore: the floral homeware trend taking root in our living rooms
With online searches for ‘floral aesthetic’ doubling, UK homes are ripe for rewilding. And it can boost your mental health too

Alice Fisher

16, Sep, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Ed Ruscha: Moma offers pop artist’s biggest exhibition to date
A major, career-spanning retrospective brings together more than 200 works, including the infamous Chocolate Room

Veronica Esposito

15, Sep, 2023 @2:34 PM

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How we gave a musical, modernist touch to our Victorian Merseyside semi
This home has a hand-crafted kitchen at its heart - and is filled with classic British furniture brands

Kate Jacobs

15, Sep, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘What did London have that New York, Paris, and Milan didn’t?’: how the UK capital’s fashion conquered the world
Thirty years ago, the capital’s fashion scene was in the shadow of its rivals. Now a new exhibition – featuring pieces worn by Björk and Sam Smith – charts the city’s nightlife-inspired resurgence

Chloe Mac Donnell

14, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Readers reply: which everyday item’s design was perfected earliest?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

10, Sep, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Christian Marclay: Doors review – spellbinding entrances and exits
In the manner of his acclaimed work The Clock, the Swiss-American artist has spliced together hundreds of film clips of doors opening and closing…

Laura Cumming

10, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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To dye for: why Victorian Britain was more colourful than we think
A new exhibition shows how a textile transformation brought brightness to the masses, in an era where electric purples and absinthe greens reigned supreme

Skye Sherwin

08, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘A polite beige consensus’: are these really Britain’s best new buildings?
The six nominees for the 2023 RIBA Stirling prize shortlist are tasteful and well made – but a great many quirky buildings with a sense of fun have been overlooked

Oliver Wainwright

05, Sep, 2023 @11:01 PM

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