11 August 2005

Inspired

One of my favourite pieces of work was created for Pringle of Scotland. It illustrates beautifully what inspires me time and time again – the element of the unplanned and unknown in art direction and photography. The shot was for an autumn/winter advertising campaign and the concept was inspired by early pictures of Paul and […]

Gerard Taylor to style Orla Kiely outlet

Fashion designer Orla Kiely is to open her first stand-alone boutique in Europe in London’s Covent Garden next month, designed in collaboration with architect and furniture designer Gerard Taylor. The concepts will then be used as a design template for further Orla Kiely-branded outlets in Paris and New York, according to managing director Dermott Rowan. […]

Tefal launches iron for men

Tefal has launched an iron aimed at men, which comes with an insulated mat so it does not have to be used with an ironing board. It is designed by Sunil Cunningham.

Hartford turns Jamie’s into Polka

Jamie’s bar chain owner The Hartford Group is poised to re-open its venue in Soho, London, as the newly-named bar Polka. Sussex design consultancy LSM Design has been appointed to work on the launch, which is earmarked for the end of August.

News in Pictures

9 Jones Knowles Ritchie has designed the packaging for Molton Brown’s latest men’s product, Thermal Salts Muscle Soaks, which rolls out to stores this month.

Cheap but chic

Boston’s Hotel 140 and ‘super hostel’ Wake Up! London are both being marketed as bright and modern affordable hotels, adapted to the needs of today’s users. Yolanda Zappaterra looks at some current examples of hotel branding

Close encounter

An attraction that offers a virtual space journey has just opened in an old ferry terminal in Liverpool.

Yorkshire beer brand…

Yorkshire beer brand Hambleton Ales is to relaunch its brand packaging next month. The beer has been redesigned by Harris Cook Taylor. The design group has reconfigured the look of Hambleton’s five bottles, as well as the pump designs for its ale. Harris Cook Taylor director Daniel Clift says the brief was won following the […]

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