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What is contemporary art?

As the Evening Standard Contemporary Art Prize in association with Hiscox launches, we consider what the term ‘contemporary art’ actually means.

When is a shed more than a shed?

Once the garden shed was little more than a cobwebbed dumping ground for garden furniture and abandoned hobbies. But not anymore. Nicola Venning investigates what it takes to be a Shed of the Year.

Hidden depths: what goes into a diving watch

With two new versions of the iconic Rolex Sea-Dweller and the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms now available, Tim Barber considers the technology that makes diving watches so tough and the style that makes them so recognisable

Why do people extend their homes?

From creating a modern feel to designing an integrated living space, Dominic Lutyens explores the thinking behind four home extensions

Understanding the role of the art consultant

What constitutes a great work of art may be a simple matter of taste but the decision to buy a piece can be a little more complicated. Whitney Hintz, Curator of Hiscox’s art collection, deciphers the role and responsibilities of the art consultant