Imagination won top prize for Inspiration Park, a 21st century take on the public park combining nature and technology. A transparent roof keeps the rain out, though, as there are no walls or fences, breezes can flow through. Paths in compound rubber are accessible to all. Features include wind chimes, waterfalls and a chequerboard with pressure-activated sound tiles that play music in the play area. This area also includes brightly coloured climbing blocks, made of rubber and wrapped in foam. At the centre of the park is a circular meeting space where there are large text-scrollers carrying poems, news and information.
Weir, who replaces John Mathers, has been chosen for her experience in leading public, private and third sector institutions.
As part of our series on the future of design in 2017, Made.com head of design Ruth Wassermann looks at what will happen in furniture design over the next 12 months.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
The programme will see four “new and emerging” designers take up a spot within the Design Museum’s new studio.
Branch has designed the identity for Cambridge Open, Cambridge University Press’ peer reviewed open access content publisher. Following on from its work on the Cambridge Core and Cambridge Elements identities, Branch has adopted a colour palette that is used within the University of Cambirdge’s guidelines, and has used LL Brown as the lead typeface. The […]
DesignLSM has redesigned the interiors of the Lacoste store in Westfield Stratford City, east London. The interiors feature materials including white washed concrete, oak and timber, with dark metal framed cabinets showcasing Lacoste’s product range. The shop front features striking illuminated signage and an entrance wall decorated with a tennis ball installation.
Illustrator Jean Jullien has released his first first monograph, which 150 of his commissions and Instagram posts in one place. Modern Life highlights Jullien’s humorous observations of daily life, and includes a foreword by actor Jesse Eisenberg. The book is available from TeNues for €24.95 (£21.64).
Indie publisher Belly Kids has released a rather peculiar activity book filled with mazes, games and puzzles, based on American actor Jeff Goldblum. From Independence Day through to Jurassic Park, the book features a series of mindful activities drawn by various illustrators demonstrating Goldblum’s different roles and appearances. The book is roughly A4 size, 32 […]
French illustrator Lucille Clerc has created a new collection of prints for Outline Editions, which take inspiration from the coming season of Spring. The prints are “filled with fresh foliage, exotic blooms and abundant growth”, says Outline Editions, and aim to brighten up people’s walls “whatever the weather’s doing outside”. The prints also incorporate Pantone’s […]
Consultancy JKR has rebranded footwear brand Butterfly Twists, giving it a new, angular butterfly logo. JKR says it has given the brand a “more minimal, graphic icon” with four “twistable variations”, and the logotype has been updated to a “modern, geometric style”. Alongside the rebrand comes a new packaging design and a new colour palette […]
Taxi Studio has designed limited edition packaging for Carlsberg’s portfolio of beers. Each pack in the collection celebrates a different ingredient found in Carlsberg, including barley, hops and yeast. The packs will be available to buy until September 2017.
Photographer Neil Krug has created the album artwork for Bonobo’s new album, Migration. The image on the album cover shows a column of fire rising up from the sand beneath a deep blue sky, which Krug shot at dawn in the Mojave Desert in the US. Migration is available to buy now.