1 August 2002

Walduck’s Nest brings privacy to youth hostels

Grotty youth hostels could be a thing of the past if a design-led concept now being developed in London proves a hit with its 20-something target audience. Entrepreneurial company Captive Enterprises begins construction work next month on The Nest, which is based around a sleeping zone created by designer Olivia Walduck. Scheduled to open in […]

Rebellion Brewery

‘Stylish, modern design’ is how Camra’s Louise Ashworth describes Rebellion’s award-winning bottled beers. These include a blonde, German lager-style ale; Red, a traditional bitter; and a white Belgian-style wheat beer. Its best seller, Blonde, is designed to taste like a lager when chilled and a bitter when at cellar temperature, according to Rebellion partner Tim […]

Private investigation into design costs sheds no light

Money talks. And us hacks are always keen to investigate the financial investment that clients make with consultancies. In other words, ‘what’s the fee?’ is a question we like to ask. This produces much evasion. But few responses are as suspicious as that advanced for the National Criminal Intelligence Service. ‘That is really sensitive information […]

Park life

Hannah Booth makes the most of the elusive English summer and visits two temporary outdoor installations in London’s Hyde Park


Roundel has designed packaging for the Halfords range of electric inflators and fire extinguishers. The packaging features straightforward photography, colour and copy to deliver the ‘what you see is what you get’ design rationale, according to Roundel design director John Bateson.

Elder statesmen can help steer direction of UK design

We have yet to learn the full story behind his dismissal, but Michael Wolff’s shock departure from The Fourth Room has unleashed yet another high-profile mature designer on to the market. So far this year, the main shifts have been from the client side. Raymond Turner, erstwhile design head at airport operator BAA, has gone […]

Ringwood Brewery

Simple, clean typography characterises Ringwood’s many bottled beer labels and pump clips, and with names like Boondoggle it would have to. All graphics are by Poole-based group Michael Stewart Design and incorporate Ringwood’s iconic wild boar. Ringwood’s Best Bitter is its top-selling draught, while Old Thumper is its most popular bottled beer. The latter, introduced […]

SMR cleans up Cambro ranges

Cambro Products next month launches its Swipes range of disposable wipes, designed by SMR Creative. The work includes the creation of the Swipes brand name, in addition to visual identity and packaging for the range of five products. ‘It’s likely that point-of-sale and corporate communication work will follow,’ says SMR Creative studio manager Shaun Green. […]

Call for entries

How Magazine is calling for entries to its International Design and Interactive Design Competitions. Work produced between 1 January and 1 September is eligible. Contact: www.howdesign.com or e-mail competitions@fwpubs.com.

Pedal-power hopes to lengthen your life-cycle

As everyone knows, pedal power is the quickest way to get around our capital city. Now the London Ambulance Service has launched a traffic-busting team of bicycle ambulances to cover the central parts of town. In trials against the clock, these BMX bandits have beaten motorised paramedics to the scene of an accident 88 per […]


Claydon Heeley Jones Mason art buyer Emma Syrett and Process photographic agency director Kim Pappas are curating an exhibition of images that explore the theme ’emotion’. Over 50 photographers, including James Deavin and Ali Mobasser, have responded to the brief and the images range in style and content across portraiture, reportage, fashion and still life. […]

Tim Rich: Branded with suspicion

The corporate branding industry is in need of an image overhaul to try to alleviate public scepticism of it. Tim Rich looks at the extent of this identity crisis

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