Villa Santo Sospir,  where Jean Cocteau stayed and painted murals throughout. Photograph:  Marina Melia/Villa Santo Sospir DACS/Comit Cocteau

A new book exploring the houses of the world’s great artists is both fascinating and disappointing “For artists we’re never going to get to meet(...)

Des Doyle  in the gravel gardens of Lavistown House. Photograph:  Richard Johnston

It was back in 1993, as a young goldsmith recently arrived in Stuttgart to take up an apprenticeship with the master goldsmith Gerald Heinrich, that K(...)

Margaret Glaspy on making Devotion: ‘I learned that I’m stronger than I think I am, sometimes.’

Margaret Glaspy is no stranger to flipping the script. Growing up in California, she was a fiddle-playing virtuoso who also played trombone; she switc(...)

Louise Wilson, winner of the Isabella Blow award for Fashion Creator in 2012, died last Friday. Photograph:  Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Tributes have been paid to Prof Louise Wilson, course director of the MA in fashion at Central St Martins in London, who died suddenly on Friday while(...)