Japanese consultancy Nendo has designed a series of objects which aim to blur the lines of what can and cannot be perceived as physical objects. The collection looks at how outlines and borders enable people to subconsciously recognise objects, even if these outlines are not filled in. 16 collections were created, including “border table”, which presents […]
Northamptonshire consultancy L3 has designed a car concept for Nissan tailored specifically for dog owners. Based on Nissan’s existing X-Trail model, L3’s design looks to recognise dogs as “an integral part of family life”. The consultancy has transformed the boot space into an area for dogs to relax, featuring a “no spill” water dispenser, […]
Designer and illustrator Lisa Lloyd has created this paper cut blue tit, which features on the front cover of the current issue of Waitrose Weekend magazine. The commission has also been made into a small set of prints and readers stand to win one of five if they enter a competition.
Consultancy Baxter and Bailey has designed a new brand identity for media agency Threefold. Threefold plan and manage brand campaigns for retailers, aimed at shoppers. The new identity is “playful”, says Baxter and Bailey co-founder Matt Baxter, and based around the “rule of three”. This aims to symbolise the company’s focus on three areas – […]
A book on the influence of Scandinavian design on Canadian craft has been published by Black Dog Publishing. True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada examines how the era has made an impact on Canadian craft, design and industrial production since 1920. Authors include George Baird, Rachel Gotlieb, Mark Kingwell and Michael Prokopow, and […]
Sculptor Zuza Mengham has been selected as one of Tom Dixon’s “rising talents” of this year. Her latest work includes a series of resin-cast furniture, including her Nexus Z-shape chair, her Camber flower vase and her Murmur book ends. Other materials used include birch-plywood, terrazzo, synthetic onyx, and marble. These will be exhibited at Paris-based […]
Architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has produced a book which looks at museums across Europe and North America and questions what makes them emotionally engaging. The book has been written and art directed by Clare Hughes and illustrated by Stephanie Sandall, and is complemented by an exhibition currently held at the architect’s studio until […]
Architect Timothy Hatton has designed a festive-themed installation at Aqua Shard in central London. The installation comprises 3,000 of 3D-printed leaves, made up of leaf skeletons from five British deciduous tree species. The installation is suspended from the three-storey atrium on the 31st level of the Shard.
Street artist Joe Iurato has designed a series of wooden cut-out installations inspired by the break dancers and modern dancers involved in the Red Bull Flying Bach tour. The works have been installed in various locations around Washington DC, to raise awareness about the touring show, which combines classical music and break dance. The Red […]
Brussels-based designer Marc Thomasset has designed a rather edgy colouring book based on Brutalism. The Brutalist Colouring Book is based on the sharp, angular forms of concrete architecture, and leaves the viewer to either fill the constructions with colour or alternatively opt for different shades of grey, if they prefer to get a bit more […]
Consultancy Sheridan&Co has designed the branding for fitness studio Opus based in Notting Hill, London. The studio was formerly known as DKPT, so has been renamed and received a new visual look and website. Sheridan&Co also created a new strapline “Fitness to Inspire”. Michael Sheridan, founder at Sheridan&Co, says the rebrand hopes to convey the […]
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 […]