Inspiration

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Tokyo ice cream and chocolate shop, by Nendo

Japanese design consultancy Nendo has created the interiors for a new shop aimed at those with a sweet tooth. A Tes Souhaits! Glace et Chocolat is based in Tokyo, and is the sister shop to patisserie A Tes Souhaits!. The shop features a curved wall made out of various soils, which mimic the effect of […]

Trä Möbelsnickeri branding, by Studio Reko

Swedish design consultancy Studio Reko has created the branding for fellow Swedish carpentry company Trä Möbelsnickeri. The logo is composed of an “A” symbol that is crossed at the top, which is a nod to the “ä” in “Trä” with its umlaut, and a visual interpretation of a cross section of a wooden bench. Brown […]

Speys food court interior design, by Uxus

Amsterdam-based interior design consultancy Uxus has designed Speys, a food court within Jaarbeurs, the Netherlands’ largest event centre based in Utrecht. Speys seats roughly 520 people and adopts an art deco style, characterised by the geometric patterns which adorn the walls and old-fashioned, cinema-style lighting. Old, archive posters previously used to advertise the venue also […]

Ombar chocolate rebrand, by Ocean Branding

Organic chocolate Ombar has been given new branding and packaging by Ocean Branding, which aims to make it appear more “natural” for consumers. The new look features a brushscript typeface, a primary colour palette of white, gold and brown alongside a colourful secondary palette to suit different flavours. Brown wrapping paper-style packaging is used. Ombar […]

Morph emoji series, by Aardman

Animation studio Aardman has revealed a series of emojis for iPhone, which are based on the studio’s character Morph to celebrate its 40th birthday. Aardman co-founder Peter Lord sculpted the emojjis by hand using modelling clay, then used motion graphics and animations to bring them to life. They cover various emotive face emojis, to hand […]

Hawkers Bar and Brasserie branding, by DesignLSM

Consultancy DesignLSM has designed the branding for new London-based bar and restaurant Hawkers Bar & Brasserie. Hawkers references the aviation history of the bar’s location in Kingston, and is named after flight pioneer Harry Hawker. Kingston upon Thames is known for its aircraft factory founded in 1912, while Kingston University is now host to specialist […]

Tamdhu Single Malt Whisky limited edition pack, by Good

Consultancy Good has designed the packaging for a limited edition of Tamdhu Single Malt Whisky, which looks to reference the Victorian origins of the brand. The single malt whisky is 50 years old, and retails at £16,000. The bottle features a crystal decanter, which was created by Good alongside glass specialist Katy Holford. Silver detailing […]

Sweet Freedom packaging, by AfterHours

Consultancy AfterHours has redesigned the visual identity and packaging of Sweet Freedom, a range of fruit syrups and sweet foods that are suitable for diabetics. A “charming, woodland creature” was designed to represent each product in the range, says AfterHours creative partner Kelly Bennett, with each animal chosen to reflect the colours of the product. […]

Fourpure beer packaging, by Mr B & Friends

Mr B & Friends has designed the packaging for two new beers from London-based craft brewery Fourpure. The two new brews include Shape Shifter, an IPA from the West Coast of the US, and Flatiron, a red ale from Colorado. Both beer cans take on an illustrative style, with Shape Shifter featuring a sea serpent […]

Heston Blumenthal restaurant installation, by Seymourpowell

In keeping with chef Heston Blumenthal’s wacky culinary style, Seymourpowell has designed a mechanical, miniature sweet shop which will be used in his Berkshire restaurant Fat Duck. The scale model Victorian sweet shop is used to serve the final course of Blumenthal’s tasting menu, through a series of mechanical cogs and pulleys which are activated […]

Pagodas robot installation, by Collective Paper Aesthetics

Design group Collective Paper Aesthetics, which creates installations out of cardboard and paper, has designed a temporary five-metre high piece for the National Gallery Singapore. The installation was created to celebrate the gallery’s first birthday, and is made from recycled cardboard. It is a physical reinterpretation of Malaysian artist Latiff Mohidin’s oil painting, Pagodas II. […]

Shower Beer, by Snask and Fredrik Tunedal

Swedish consultancy Snask has created and branded a new beer brand from scratch – but the drink is intended for consumption in a shower, not a pub. The consultancy has worked with brewer Fredrik Tunedal to create Shower Beer – a pale ale in a 180 ml bottle, which is meant to be “gulped in […]

Monetise rebrand, by Snask

Swedish consultancy Snask has rebranded small business digital loan service Monetise into Froda, giving it a new, geometric visual identity. Swedish word Froda translates to Thrive, which Fredrik Öst, creative director at Snask, says aimed to help the company sound more like a place that “enables businesses to grow”. “The old name sounded more like a […]

L’Hôtel Marrakech, by Jasper Conran

Jasper Conran has opened a hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, based in a 19th century riad. L’Hôtel Marrakech is comprised of five suites, which surround a courtyard garden and swimming pool. It includes pieces of Moroccan antique furniture, textiles, lighting and art, all taken from Conran’s collection. Conran worked on the restoration of the building with […]

Marks & Spencer Formula packaging, by DewGibbons + Partners

DewGibbons + Partners has redesigned the packaging and branding for Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) skincare range Formula. The Formula word marque is now a sans-serif typeface, which aims to be “simple” and “elegant”, says the consultancy. Colour-coded bands are used to indicate different collections within the range, while the tone of voice has been adapted […]

The Wheel magazine rack, by Vladimir Kagan and Hierve

A wheel-shaped magazine rack designed by Vladimir Kagan and Hierve has gone on display at Paul Smith in Mayfair, London. The Wheel, which is made from oak and red metal plate, pays homage to the London Eye and acts as a rotating home for eight double sided magazine racks. The piece is also available to […]

Generosity: Amplified headphones, by Chivas Regal and LSTN Sound Co.

Chivas Regal and LSTN Sound Co. have teamed up to design a pair of headphones made from elements of recycled whisky casks. Generosity: Amplified are made from American oak, and retail at $250 (£200), with a percentage of the profit going to Starkey Hearing Foundation, a charity which provides hearing aids to people with hearing […]

Soy Shape dish, by Duncan Shotton

Designer Duncan Shotton has designed a range of soy sauce dipping dishes, which uses the colour gradation found in soy sauce at different depths, to create optical illusions of three-dimensional shapes. They are made from Hakuji ceramic and you can find out more here.

World Toilet Day toilet roll cities, by Anastassia Elias

Paris-based artist Anastassia Elias has reimagined ten cities as toilet roll artworks for Water Aid, in order to mark World Toilet Day. Using only scissors, glue and tweezers created the cityscapes to raise awareness about the 2.3 billion people in the world who do not have access to a safe, private toilet. To find out […]

Lines of War 1933-45, by Gustavo Vitulo

Brazil-based designer Gustavo Vitulo has created a book looking at graphic and editorial design in the World War II era. It looks at how the war period influenced the graphic design sector, and saw the emergence of artistic movements such as modernism. Running throughout the 100-page book is two alternative timelines, with a different editorial […]

Caragh Chocolates branding, by Distil Studio

Distil Studio has designed a new brand identity for Caragh Chocolates, a chocolate company based on the Channel Island Sark. The new visual identity depicts an illustrated horse and carriage symbol, which represents Sark’s “traditional transport systems”, says the studio. Strangely, people aren’t allowed to use cars on the island so have to travel by […]

Lindfield Coffee Works branding and packaging, by Studio Parr

Studio Parr has designed the packaging and branding for Lindfield Coffee Works, an independent roastery & coffee bar based in Sussex. The new look is designed to reflect the local area, with each single origin coffee having its own graphic label featuring linocut illustrations of various local birds.

26 Grains interiors, by Block: 1 Design

Block: 1 Design has designed the interiors for 26 Grains restaurant in Neal’s Yard, London. The Nordic-inspired concept includes a stripped back palette of several different woods, marble and rough rendered walls, reflecting the Scandinavian style dishes.

Kanuka branding, by DesignLSM

DesignLSM has worked on the brand identity for loose-leaf company, Kanuka, featuring a pared back design and simple colour palette of light and dark brown. The consultancy has also worked on the company’s interior design for its store in St Albans, signage, business stationery and packaging.

Fortress removal box, by Design Works and AnyVan

Consultancy Design Works has worked with removal company anyvan.com to create a cardboard box which can be transformed into a fort after use. The cardboard removal box can be flattened out to a flatplan then folded into a fortress, and has perforations for pop out accessories such as a sword and shield. The DIY fort […]

Glenfiddich Experimental Series packaging, by Here Design

Here Design has created the packaging for a new series of whiskies from Glenfiddich. The Glenfiddich Experimental Series incorporates methods used to make craft beer, so this was reflected in the packaging and bottle design, says Mark Paton, partner at Here Design. “By using beer-bottle brown glass for the IPA experiment, we gave that pack […]

Foil installation, by Layer and Braun

Foil is one of many installations on show at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum this month, part of this year’s London Design Festival (LDF). In association with Braun, the huge, rotating sculpture of metal panels aims to replicate the blades of an electric shaver, and creates an immersive experience around the gallery as it […]

003 light bulb, by Plumen

Plumen has released a new version of its LED light bulb series. The 003 light bulb follows on from models 001 and 002, and features a gold element with a faceted surface pattern. The 003 launches this month, and will go on sale at Harrods from October, retailing at £150.

Glenfiddich Experimental Series identity, by Purple Creative

Purple Creative has designed the visual identity for a new range of whiskies called the Glenfiddich Experimental Series. The identities feature a mixture of portraits, tasting notes, hand-lettering, scientific equations and diagrams. Founding partner and creative director, Gary Westlake, says: “The identity represents a visual narrative of each experiment – graphically capturing the authentic journey […]

Rawligion branding and interiors, by Mystery

Design studio Mystery has created the branding and interiors for a new health-food restaurant in London. Rawligion is a “plant-based café”, which uses organic, locally-sourced fruit, vegetables, seeds, herbs and spices to make lunch dishes, juices and smoothies, desserts and snacks. The design concept for the interiors has been inspired by the Apple store and […]

Lacoste store concept, by DesignLSM

DesignLSM has created a new interior design concept for clothing brand Lacoste. The studio has redesigned the Lacoste store in the Trafford Centre, Manchester, but the concept will be rolling out across all UK stores. The new “streamlined” store design hopes to make the brand’s “colourful garments and products centre stage”, says DesignLSM. Curved walls […]

Sweetdram liquer workshop, by SODA

Sweetdram is a UK distillery, which until now had been developing its recipes at a distillery in France. This new distillery has been designed by SODA and occupies a former print works in East London. Sweetdram’s signature drink is Escubac and its bottle’s label can be found in the broken down geometrical shapes of the door […]

The Terra Cotta Studio, by Tropical Space

Tropical Space has designed the studio used by artist, Le Duc Ha, located next to the Thu Bon river in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. The cube shaped building is made out of interleaved clay bricks, which create holes in the structure “so the artist can feel the wind, the cool from the river and sound […]

Back To School collection, by Made In Design

Made in Design has released a Back to School collection for its Autumn Winter 2016 range. The set comprises office furniture and supplies, lighting and accessories, including an exclusive pattern designed by ICH & KAR, called Penrose Fancy Wood, available in a large coffee table and an eight-seater dinner table. The collection is available to […]

Authentic Ordnance Survey maps, by Chris Wesson and Charley Glynn

Cartographer Chris Wesson has redrawn a map of London, using elements from the original Ordnance Survey map taken from 1801. He has used similar typefaces, terminology, titles and scale bars to the authentic map, but has also added in new features, such as the Emirates Air Line cable car that crosses the Thames. Wesson also […]

Growth Rings, by Lantern

Lantern has a created a new brand identity for furniture maker and social enterprise company, Growth Rings. The new look comes as the furniture and homeware business – which provides education and training for people with criminal records, a history of addiction or low skills levels – hopes to reposition itself as an oak lifestyle […]

Summer Exhibition installations, by Ron Arad

Artist, designer and architect Ron Arad is holding his inaugural London solo exhibition at Ben Brown Fine Arts this summer. Summer Exhibition will feature Arad’s most recent work, ranging from sculptures to industrial design. The striking Puddles – 32 unique, mirror-polished stainless steel tables – were created especially for the exhibition, and curve around the […]

The Charge Tray, by Layer

Consultancy Layer has designed a collection of ceramic trays which can charge mobile and tablet devices. The Charge Tray aims to “minimise the visual impact of technology in the home”, says the consultancy’s founder Benjamin Hubert, and works by wirelessly charging devices when they’re placed on top of it through a silicone module underneath the […]

Christopher Jenner collaborates with Felicity Irons on rush chair

British designer Christopher Jenner has created his first-ever chair, for Gallery FUMI in Porto Cerva, Italy. The piece, which is part of his studio’s ongoing exploration of traditional English crafts, was made with Felicity Irons. Irons is one of the last remaining rush weavers in Europe, and she and Jenner worked together on the chair, […]

House of MinaLima, by MinaLima

MinaLima has unveiled a new exhibition, which showcases fifteen years of collaboration in graphic design. The House of MinaLima, in Soho, London, aims to immerse visitors in the agency’s visual world, beginning with a series of illustrated collective noun prints. The posters, which celebrate the ‘eccentricities’ of the English language, have never been exhibited in […]

Summer Screen Prints 2016, by Various

Print Club London has commissioned a selection of artists to create limited-edition film posters for the Summer Screen Prints 2016 exhibition. The exhibition, which is being held at Somerset House, London, features individual posters for each of the films being shown during the venue’s Film4 Summer Screen showcase. The posters invite each artist to reimagine […]

GSA Mackintosh Campus Appeal, by various

The Glasgow School of Art has unveiled a set of silver spoons and unique brooches featuring materials from their fire-damaged Mackintosh Building. The items incorporate original material retrieved from Mackintosh Library, which was damaged by a fire in May 2014. The first, a set of four silver spoons designed by Helen Marriot, joint Head of […]

Superwoman: Work, Build and Don’t Whine, by various

GRAD has unveiled a new exhibition of never-before-seen artwork, which explores the iconography of the Soviet woman in state propaganda. The exhibition, entitled Superwoman: ‘Work, Build and Don’t Whine,’ tells the story of the Soviet woman in her many, sometimes conflicting guises from the October Revolution of 1917, to the fall of the Soviet Union […]

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Literature-themed wallpaper prints, by Murals Wallpaper

Murals Wallpaper has launched special edition literature-based wallpaper prints. The idea was inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland book. The print series includes Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and a Charles Dickens-themed one. The prints have remastered original illustrations from the books.

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Soviet Russia picture book exhibition, by House of Illustration

House of Illustration in London is set to open a new exhibition on children’s picture books from the Soviet Russia era. The gallery and curator Olivia Ahmad aim to show the impact these books from the 1920s had on publishing in Europe more widely, including the creation of Puffin Picture Books in 1940. The exhibition will […]

22 Street Lane, by Elmwood

Design consultancy Elmwood, has created a corporate identity for a new day nursery opening in Roundhay, Leeds next month. Elmwood’s designs seek to convey the close bond between children and staff at the 22 Street Lane Nursery, as well as the importance of child development. Because the nursery caters to a selective clientele, Elmwood has moved away from […]

BODHI, by Robot Food

Robot Food, has designed the packaging for a new UK start-up snack bar, BODHI. Using simple yet striking colours, Robot Food hopes to convey the snack bar’s natural and healthy ingredients. The ‘V’ shape over the ‘O’ points towards the food’s key, high-protein ingredient – cricket flour. As well as being a pun-lovers dream, the […]

CrissCross furniture, by Sam Wrigley

A graduate from Falmouth University has developed a furniture concept that aims to be easy to construct and to move around. CrissCross has been designed by Sam Wrigley, who is launching a Kickstarter page this week to try to make his prototype into a reality. The furniture is modular, and aims to be “super easy […]

Hollow, by Katie Paterson and Zeller & Moye

Artist Katie Paterson and architectural practice Zeller & Moye have created a public artwork in Bristol which marks the opening of a new building at the city’s university. The University of Bristol has opened a Life Sciences building near the Royal Fort Gardens, where the installation, entitled Hollow, is based. The installation is a collection of […]

Absurd Bird interiors, by Design LSM

Design LSM has designed the interiors of a Southern US-inspired restaurant based in Spitalfields, London. The consultancy was tasked with capturing the brand’s “playful identity” and balancing this with a nostalgic and modern design. Set over two floors, the response is a “warm and rustic” all-day dining environment on the ground floor and a “relaxed […]

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