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Beautiful branding for the new Prince Akatoki hotel opening in London. 'The name Akatoki comes from an ancient Japanese word for dawn. It captures the optimism and positivity for the day ahead. As the sun comes up each morning, guests at The Prince Akatoki will wake up relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready for the possibilities of the day ahead' - From the Interbrand Project page.

Front Row@bbcradio4 - The art of calligraphy - Scribe Paul Antonio discusses historic and contemporary calligraphy - from laws intricately and elegantly written on vellum and signed by the Queen to high-end fashion events.

Lizarding to lingering: how humans really behave in public spaces.

19th-century print portfolio goes under the hammer. Sotheby's has announced that the only known complete set of a portfolio titled Les Peintures-Graveurs, published by one of art history’s most important dealers, Ambroise Vollard, will be sold at an auction in London on the 17 September.

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness. What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?. Robert Waldinger, the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

Worth a watch - Below the Surface. Danish thriller - UK only.