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Inside the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles

Where do you look for inspiration? If you’re in the fashion or home interiors industries, it might be at the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles dating from the 1750s to the present that is held across two venues, in New York’s Hudson Valley and central London. A new book by Phaidon takes readers inside its many treasures, while we have a rummage through the shelves

John Lewis Christmas ad goes for joy rather than tears

John Lewis has created a cutesy, animal-led spot for its Christmas ad this year, which is gently funny rather than the usual tearjerker. But does it do enough for the brand to retain its Christmas ad crown?

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