New York

My Design London: Ed Burstell, Liberty of London MD

The managing director of one of London’s leading department stores reveals his favourite London haunts, from The Modern Warehouse furniture shop in Stratford to the high point of Highbury Fields, and explains why he’d love to travel with bespoke Hermès luggage.

The battle for Bishopsgate: £800-million transformation

In an attempt to woo the local community in Shoreditch, a new scheme will go to City planners this week promising an £800-million transformation of Bishopsgate’s old railway goods yard into a neighbourhood of new homes, warehouse-style office spaces and hundreds of shops.

Steal the style: Crosby Street Hotel, New York

In the heart of super cool Soho, against a backdrop of red brick buildings with geometric iron fire escapes and the cast iron façades of former factories, Crosby Street Hotel is a fabulous mix of English style and New York panache. 

Go Downtown New York

Manhattan is reborn as a magnet for media, fashion and tech firms, with new stunning skyscraper homes to match.

Picture gallery: take a look inside a loft-inspired mews house

Mike Penn is a photographer who has travelled the world working for glossy magazines including Elle and Arena ( and gathering ideas along the way. Influenced by loft apartments in New York he has opened out his mews into a series of broad, lateral spaces with a functional, industrial feel.


New York boom time

The hard hats are on in Manhattan, where new buildings are appearing faster than Donald Trump can earn a million