Thanks in large part to IKEA and the desire to modernise our homes, Scandinavian design has become so well known as to have effectively become a brand in its own right. But, asks Hanna Nova Beatrice, editor of the Swedish magazine Plaza Interior, is it a brand past its sell-by date?
From starring on YouTube to discovering the elemental source of matter in the universe, Brits are at the top. Here are Raconteur’s 21 most influential British men and women, each with an extraordinary power to shape minds and lives around the globe
Inventions showcase the best of human creativity, and can almost always be linked to what great ideas came before. Raconteur counts down the greatest inventions of all time from the results of a survey of over 400 scientists, tech journalists, academics, authors and interested readers
US international influence may be exerted through the shock and awe of its military might, but America also has a formidable arsenal of “soft power” expressed in culture, education, diplomacy and aid, writes Michael Goldfarb
Great storytelling is the summation of innumerable qualities and factors, and who we laud as the greatest of them all is more a question of diversity than of consensus, as Raconteur discovered in a survey of authors, journalists, professionals and students