The stadiums for the London Paralympics will be designed for accessibility, but finding funds for Paralympic equipment can be hard, says Tom Banks
Designers have praised contributions to public design projects from children and young people, saying they inject fresh new ideas and a different perspective. A new project targeted at children aged between nine and 14 shows the value designers attach to young people’s involvement in public design. Space Shapers 9-14, developed by the Commission for Architecture […]
Brian Eagle is leaving his position as creative director of London consultancy Unreal to take up a new job in Australia. Eagle, who is originally from New Zealand, is starting a new role as creative director of branding for independent full-service consultancy Lavender, and will be based at its Sydney headquarters. Eagle says the consultancy […]
Most in design – or, indeed, in any business sector – will be glad to see the back of 2009. Job cuts, constrained budgets, fickle clients and erratic overseas markets have characterised the year.
Russ Malkin, who produced and directed television programmes the Long Way Round and the Long Way Down, is seeking a digital consultancy to redesign his adventure travel website Big Earth. The site allows people to share pictures and videos of their holidays and offers advice on gaining visas and filming travel documentaries. However, Malkin is […]
Figtree has created the identity for a new neighbourhood being built in Egyptian capital Cairo. The consultancy has developed the brand and campaign materials for the Forty West neighbourhood in Westown, one of two new cities being built on either side of the Egyptian capital. Westown and sister project Eastown are being developed ‘to solve […]
James Park Associates is designing the interiors of Taj Cape Town, a five-star hotel overlooking South Africa’s Table Mountain. JPA says it was appointed to work on the hotel in October 2007 on the strength of its previous work with hotel group Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, which is operating the hotel. JPA is currently […]
Williams Murray Hamm has rebranded Tower Hamlets Summer University, which was attended by pop star Dizzee Rascal. The organisation will now be called Futureversity. THSU was set up in 1995 as a crime-prevention initiative, providing free courses to young people over the summer holidays. It now caters to more than 2000 young people, and offers […]
Barber Osgerby has created a series of children’s rugs for the Rug Company, combining bright colours with animal prints. The Butterfly Orange, Owl, Fishes and Snake rugs are priced £1950 each.