London hotel Hilton Bankside has commissioned a living art installation made of various types of foliage. Florist All for Love has created the typographic installation, which spells out Bankside using ferns, ivy and English herbs. Ruth Davis, founder at All for Love, says: “The concept is to create a modern yet living structure that reflects […]
A giant paper sculpture has been erected in Times Square, New York. Tahiti Pehrson has created the installation, which required 91 metres of paper to make. The installation is made up of several giant cut-out patterns, which make use of light and shadows to enhance the shapes. The paper sculptures aim to reflect personal moments […]
Illustrator Kristjana S Williams has released a new series of prints, inspired by nature. Williams creates collages out of engravings, maps and encyclopaedias to make “fantastical landscapes”, says Outline Editions, which is selling the prints. The prints are available to buy for £315 each from Outline Editions.
Cofounder and creative partner at Here, Caz Hildebrand has created an illustrated compendium of 100 herbs. Herbarium is designed to enrich our understanding of the “uses, cultural associations and pleasures of herbs”, according to Here. Herbarium is published by Thames & Hudson and is available to buy now.
Jim Stoddart has curated the first anthology of Instagram, showcasing creative and inspiring images taken by some of the social media app’s 500 million users. The Penguin art director has selected hundreds of photos, ranging from models backstage at a fashion show in Shanghai to an alleyway in central Kabul, Afghanistan. Life on Instagram is […]
A pop-up book version of the V&A Dundee has been unveiled, created by designers Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Martin Baillie. The miniature V&A Museum of Design Dundee emerges from a large book, and is on show at Edinburgh International Book Festival, and sits alongside smaller kit versions to allow children to create their own paper museums. […]
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 […]
Illustrator Johanna Basford is set to release a new colouring book for adults which looks to immerse its users in the depths of the jungle. Magical Jungle follows on from Basford’s other nature-based colouring books, including Lost Ocean, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. Colourers will encounter speckled tree frogs, hummingbirds, tigers, monkeys and treetops in the book, […]
RCA students have created a series of products to sell in a bid to raise money for a Hanging Garden at the college. A crowdfunding page has also been set up as the students look to raise £15,000 for the project. The idea is that a suspended, edible indoor garden will be created to supply […]
The British School at Rome, Italy has opened at exhibition celebrating architect and founder of WilkinsonEyre, Chris Wilkinson. Thinking Through Drawing explores the importance of sketching to the creative process, bringing together thirty years of Wilkinson’s architectural drawings and sketchbooks. Highlights include initial site studies, early concepts and design development for UK projects such as […]
The exhibition includes 15 international designers and features an array of works – from rainbow-coloured room dividers and computer-generated chairs to irregular stools and a brass and leather breathing apparatus.
2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Penguin Random House’s student design awards. The awards give students a chance to gain valuable experience designing to a brief. A winner is chosen from three categories; Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction and Children’s. The prize for the winners include a work placement within the Penguin Random House UK design […]