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Archidoodle: Architects’ Activity Postcards, by Steve Bowkett

Architect and academic Steve Bowkett is set to release the latest book in his Archidoodle series. Archidoodle: Architects’ Activity Postcards features 20 postcards of illustrations from the author’s Archidoodle and Archidoodle City books. Featured illustrations include bridge designs and futuristic cityscapes, which can be coloured in, doodled on and sent on to loved ones. The […]

Outlier 360-degree video, by Bonobo and Horizons Studio

  London-based virtual reality (VR) company Horizons Studio has created a 360-degree video for electronic artist Bonobo’s track Outlier, from his latest album Migration. The video takes the viewer on a flying journey through different surreal landscapes, including over mountain ranges and deep down into oceans, while being accompanied by flocks of birds. The video […]

Redesigning plastics project, by various

A group of Central Saint Martins (CSM) students have reimagined the future of plastics for their graduate design projects. Briefed by Studio Into and recycling charity the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the students were asked to explore potential new materials, products, services and education programmes related to the future of plastics. Featured projects include coffee cups […]

Ectosymbiont, by Angela Mathis

Central Saint Martins graduate Angela Mathis has created a project called Ectosymbiont, which explores the possibilities of using plant tissue for transplants in humans. Mathis got the idea for the project based on the number of preventable deaths due to a lack of organ donations, such as in the US where 22 people die a […]

Jerwood Makers Open exhibition, by various

The annual Jerwood Makers Open exhibition has returned for its sixth edition, displaying work from five emerging artists working with a variety of materials including wood and organic waste. The five selected artists were chosen from 271 applications in late 2016, and were awarded £7,500 each to develop their projects. Selected artists include Juli Bolaños-Durman, […]

Zaha Hadid in Italy exhibition, by various

Maxxi museum in Rome, Italy has opened a new exhibition to mark the one-year anniversary of architect Zaha Hadid’s death. Made in Italy has been curated by the museum in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Design, Zaha Hadid Architects and the Zaha Hadid Foundation, and explores the architect’s long-lasting relationship with the country. It features conceptual […]

The Creature Garden, by Tinybop

US-based digital design studio Tinybop has launched a new app that inspires children’s imaginations by enabling them to create their own fantastical animals. The Creature Garden lets kids “build” their own creatures through combining over 100, colourful heads, limbs, hooves, horns, wings, beaks, paws and claws. They can then create a wild virtual garden for […]

Venice Biennale Hong Kong pavilion branding, by Hato Studio

Hato Studio has designed the branding for the Hong Kong pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, which is centred around the work of multi-disciplinary artist and musician Samson Young. The pavilion is made up of an exhibition called Songs for Disaster Relief, which features artworks of different mediums exploring the concept of charity music singles. […]

The Floating Pocket Park, by Tony Woods

Busy, urban London is full of surprising green spaces, from Regent’s Park to Hyde Park. Not many of these currently float on water, however. Garden designer Tony Woods has worked with developer European Land and Property Limited to create a water-dwelling park in Merchant Square, Paddington. The Floating Pocket Park, which can hold 120 people, […]

Botanica, by Super Symmetry

Netherlands-based studio Super Symmetry has worked on a visual effects and sound project bringing plants to life through music and video. The “musical science” project aims to showcase “the beauty of the plant world”, says the studio’s art director Marino Capitanio. The studio worked with musicians Deproducers and a scientist to craft an album and […]

Into the Unknown special edition book covers, by Jamie Keenan

The Barbican has teamed up with publisher Penguin Classics to produce a series limited edition covers for famous science fiction novels. Designer Jamie Keenan has reimagined the covers of texts including George Orwell’s 1984 and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, to mark the opening of the Barbican’s new sci-fi themed exhibition, Into the Unknown. […]

Dart x Design, by various designers

When we think of dartboards, connotations of music-less, ale-filled, old-fashioned pubs and splintered, ancient wooden boards arise. But now, designers including Base Design and Karim Rashid have reimagined the dartboard as part of charity project Dart x Design, organised by consultancy Frog. Interpretations include a colourful, 3D-printed board from Alex Trochut, a mathematical, geometric board […]

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