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Style highlights for 2013

What’s in and what’s new in 2013? Here are our hot tips, plus suggestions from industry friends for what’s coming your way. Get ready for colour, collaborations and Steve Coogan

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10 of the best at London Design festival 2012

To celebrate 10 years of the London Design festival, Steve Rose picks this year’s top 10 must-sees, from a pedal-powered coffee shop to LED crockery and morphing chairs

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Marc Webb: the latest director caught in Spider-Man’s web

Marc Webb had only one film to his name – an angst-ridden indie romcom. So how on earth did he land the job of directing The Amazing Spider-Man?

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Back to the Future, the musical? How will that work?

The people behind the film are all on board. But how on earth will they get the DeLorean to do 88mph on stage?

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Funky ski chalets and hotels in the Alps

Looking for a ski chalet or hotel that’s a bit different? We have picked five of the best funky places to stay in the Alps

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Ricky Gervais: he just wants to be loved

As he prepares to host tonight’s Golden Globes awards again, even after last year’s controversy, is the guru of shock really as immune to criticism as he professes to be?

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How to cook perfect cullen skink

Full-flavoured, hearty, and comfortingly creamy, is cullen skink the world’s finest fish soup?

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Beauty: last-minute perfumes

‘I honestly think perfume is the best present there is’

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Food for Fort: white Christmas pudding and edible gift storage

How do you make a white Christmas pudding? Plus what’s the best way to keep baked gifts fresh?

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Switzerland’s ‘world’s best Father Christmas’ competition

At Switzerland’s Santa World Championships, anyone in costume can have a go at events from sledging to singing to climbing chimneys

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The Holy Land Experience: Florida’s Christian theme park

And lo, Tanya Gold went forth unto The Holy Land Experience in the land of Florida, and there she beheld Jesus, and a donkey. And the blow-dries were good

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Tacita Dean raids the past for her Christmas wrapping paper design

Continuing our series of Christmas wrapping paper designed especially for the Guardian by leading artists, Tacita Dean reveals how she reused an antique postcard

Download and print Tacita Dean’s wrapping paper