Blowing It

Trump’s glitterball of rococo kitsch

Donald and Melania Trump © Rex Features

President-elect Donald Trump’s sheer lack of taste is his best security measure.

A career imperilled by a petty complaint

WPC's hat © Getty images

What Rebekah Sutcliffe did was wrong. But should she really face the sack?

A heartless plan for Hyde Park

Wentworth Woodhouse

German architect and theorist Patrik Schumacher’s suggestion to pave over Hyde Park has won few fans.

The soulless life of Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s biographer delved into the soul of the now president-elect. Or rather, he didn’t.

The immigrant in the White House

Melania Trump could be just the addition the White House needs – a First Lady for the Instagram age.

Tom Ford’s conversion to the simple life

Isn’t it funny how often wealthy men suddenly announce after they’ve made many millions that money means very little to them?

Don’t wear shorts; avoid wine bores

Black candles are in, wine snobs are out in David Tang, the FT’s agony uncle’s guide to modern life.

Why waste money on sparkly baubles?

Model wearing a diamond necklace © iStock

Owning fine jewellery and expensive toys is all very well – until they start to own you.

Bodyguard to the stars

Bodyguards © Channel 4

Bodyguard Mark Billingham isn’t fazed by celebrity.

Superyachts – as seen by an academic

Woman lying on a yacht © iStock

Emma Spence’s PhD study on the superyacht scene is one of the more readable.

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