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Cast in a new light — The silvery façade of Houghton Hall, an 18-century Palladian manor in Norfolk, has been given fresh lustre. A site-specific installation named The Illumination will see cascades of light soak the building in gently churning washes of colour.

SeaXplorer superyacht set to stake new ground — Held over the weekend, the Monaco Yacht Show saw some of the most innovative and striking superyachts displayed in the principality's harbour and surrounding waters, but it was a proposed, rather than actual, vessel that attracted some of the most admiring glances.

The world's most exclusive hotel suite — When the first residents arrive at the newly opened five-bedroom penthouse suite at The Mark in Manhattan, it's fair to say they will be the most valued (and valuable) hotel guests in all of New York City.

Etihad A380 business class: review — The national carrier of Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways is just 12 years old but, among commercial airlines, it is at the forefront of luxury aviation experiences. That is largely due to it launching The Residence, a "better than first class" cabin that accommodates just one couple, on board its new A380 aircraft.

The Director's Guide: The Broad, Los Angeles — Designed by the architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the Broad Museum in Los Angeles showcases the vast collection of postwar and contemporary art amassed by the philanthropists Eli and Edye Broad. Opened on September 20 and offering free admission to all, the $140 million institution displays nearly 2,000 works of art and is expected to become one of California's most significant cultural attractions.

The revival of Concorde — When asked about the possibility of Concorde flying again, a British Airways spokesperson is emphatic: "There is absolutely no chance." That is, at least, as far as BA is concerned. While the airline has no plans to revive services, a group of enthusiasts have released plans to not only put one of the planes on permanent display in central London but to commence flights aboard the supersonic airliner once more.

Build your own private island — A unique collaboration between Christie's International Real Estate and the developer Dutch Docklands looks set to offer reclusive holidaymakers something a step above a conventional far-flung private-island hideaway. Though they'll offer a similar sense of serenity and seclusion to the natural world's finest, Amillarah Private Islands will be made-to-order holiday villas and can be customised in accordance with clients' requirements.

The supercar for superyachts — It's a given that a number of the gleaming vessels on show at this month's Monaco Yacht Show (taking place from September 23 to 26) will feature helicopters on deck - in superyacht circles having a helipad and complementary aircraft has become almost de rigueur.

Inside British Airways' most exclusive first-class cabin — When British Airways' newly-purchased 787-9 Dreamliner commences service next month, one of the most notable enhancements it will have over the carrier's existing 787-8 Dreamliners is the addition of a first-class cabin. With the new aircraft some 20 feet longer than its predecessor, BA has used the additional space to accommodate first-class passengers - the highest category on offer in 787-8 planes is Club World, BA's business-class service.

The Aficionado: Iris Apfel — Born in Queens in New York, Iris Apfel studied fine arts before setting up her own interior-design business and then founding the textile company Old World Weavers with her late husband Carl. Together they travelled the world, sourcing fabrics, antiques and curios for the White House and prestigious households throughout America.
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