News in Pictures
1. Lighting designer Jonathan Krawczuk has designed a new candlelight for Mathmos. 'Revolution', pictured, creates a skeleton carousel - spinning shadow graphics using heat from two tea lights. Revolution is available in two glass finishes, frosted or red. The skeleton carousel graphic wheel has been designed by Laura Coley.
2. Kyobai, an exhibition and auction of modern Japanese design, ceramics and photographs, is to be held by auction house Phillips de Pury. Pictured is an untitled piece by contemporary artist Chiho Aoshima. The exhibition runs from 27 March to 3 April, at Howick Place, London SW1.
3. Game designer and creator of The Sims, Will Wright, is launching a new life-simulation game, Spore. Players will be able to design characters, vehicles and buildings with technology akin to that used by animation studios Pixar and Dreamworks.
4. Hatpac has launched Stash, a new cycle crash helmet that folds up to the size of a banana, allowing commuters to store it in bags and briefcases. The helmet uses injection-moulded ABS, a lightweight exo-shell and a shock-absorbing EPS foam liner. Designed by Vincent Fallon, the helmet will be available this week from www.stashkit.com.
5. The Teenage Cancer Trust's young person's cancer unit is set to unveil three rooms, designed by Noble Russell and Two Create, on the theme of nature.
6. Eco, a new store selling energy-efficient appliances and sustainable products, has opened in Chiswick, London. Digital design consultancy Franki & Jonny has created the branding, while architect Guy Stansfield has developed the store format. Backed by financier Ivo Coulson, the venture is a collaboration with actor Colin Firth and his family.
7.Television channel Five launches a new animated children's sketch show on Monday 25 February, inspired by Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men books. Production company Charion and US animator Renegade have created four new characters: Little Miss Calamity, Little Miss Daredevil, Mr Scatterbrain and Mr Stubborn.