Jules Verne

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Roche Bobois’s new collaboration with Marcel Wanders  features travel iconography of the cities of London, Paris and Istanbul.

1. GLOBE TROTTER’S SEXY LEGS Furniture is showing a lot of leg this season but the sexiest legs this winter belong to Globe Trotter, Roche Bobois’s n(...)

The ‘Normandie’ docking in New York. Photograph: Courtesy V&A

From Shall we Dance, featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sailing from Paris to New York, to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe and Jane(...)

There is a film called Avengers: Infinity War. It can be viewed in cinemas. That’s all we can tell you. Much of the advance publicity for the latest (...)

 Sinead Kane with running partner John O’Regan as she prepares to  become the first visually impaired athlete to complete the World Marathon Challenge, a race consisting of seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.  Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Everyone has a story, Sinead Kane says. Hers began on Tuesday with a flight to Chile. She will fly south to Antarctica and back to Chile, continue to (...)

For Jules Verne it was the friend who keeps us waiting. For Edgar Allan Poe so many little slices of death. But though the reason we spend a third of (...)

Sir Philip Green’s 90m superyacht ‘Lionheart’: 3,000 tonnes of floating bombast.

A few days ago, I sailed past Sir Philip Green’s new superyacht Lionheart: nearly 3,000 tonnes of floating bombast at anchor off the Greek island of (...)

Microsoft recently placed a prototype of a self-contained data centre 30 feet under water in the Pacific Ocean. Photograph: Microsoft/NYT

Taking a page from Jules Verne, researchers at Microsoft believe the future of data centres may be under the sea. Microsoft has tested a prototype of(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton addresses the Labour Party conference: overall, her muted message suited the bland and unthreatening conference slogan: “Standing up for Ireland’s future.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Five years ago, members of the Labour Party voted overwhelmingly to go into coalition with Fine Gael. They searched their souls, looked into their h(...)

Justin Slattery drives Azzam through a wave in the Southern Ocean. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images

This is it, the legendary Southern Ocean that has been the hallmark of the Volvo Ocean Race and Whitbreads before it. All six boats are now deep and a(...)

Clockwise from main, the Caribbean bath ad (1973); an ad for Wondermash, a kind of piped concentrated mashed potato, from the same magazine; an ad for a Chin Strap (1948); and an ad for a Formica kitchen (1965)

One of the most fascinating ways social history becomes visible over time is through printed advertising. Ads capture the zeitgeist. They reflect w(...)

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