Quigley goes for bust with ballistic feminism

If plain, old-fashioned underwiring seems a bit tame, the SuperBra could be the thing for you, girls. Hot on the heels of Seymour Powell’s Bioform boulder holder, comes US inventor Paxton Quigley’s combined bra, gun holster and pepper spray holder.


The contemporary home show Mode runs from 31 May until 3 June. The show includes “areas” such as the four room sets created by designers Solange Azagury-Partridge, Paul Daly, Nikki Tibbles and Ozwald Boateng. Contact: www.mode-bdc.co.uk Venue: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1. The International Contemporary Furniture Fair takes place in New York […]

Trade Secrets: Warner Village

Client: Warner Village Design and architecture: Jestico & Whiles Shopfitter: Martek The recent completion of Jestico & Whiles-designed ground and first floor ticket hall, reception and bar for the cinema group Warner Village completes the fir


The Global Design Register has rebranded as GDR Creative Intelligence to reflect its changing role as a provider of retail innovation reports. The identity has been created by Unit Design.

New look for Safeway interiors

Campbell Rigg has created new interiors concepts for Safeway, piloted at the retailer’s largest UK store in Woking, which opens this week. If successful, the in-store concepts will form a blueprint for a roll-out of the new look. The consultancy, which was appointed 12 months ago after an unpaid four-way pitch, is introducing new elements […]


Tonic Design has developed an identity for production company Shoot, which is being rolled out this week across the company’s communications material and its website. The website is at www.shootproduction.com.

Spring Creative designs Solar Spectrums album sleeve

Spring Creative has designed Obsessive Records’ Solar Spectrums album sleeve, which is released on 21 May. The ‘chillout’ CD, mixed by DJ Chris Coco, features a light-themed cover in a move away from more traditional chillout imagery such as a frozen object or a soft armchair, according to Spring director Gavin Krasner. ‘We wanted to […]

Designed to win votes: Labour

An examination of branding for the Labour party Visual identity: Michael Wolff created the New Labour visual identity. Unlike at the last election, the Labour rose, the official registered logo of the party, now includes the party website address.

Aircraft website to take off with Turnbull Ripley

Turnbull Ripley is redesigning a website on a “money no object” basis for Farnborough-Aircraft.com, the air travel company owned by world land-speed record breaker Richard Noble, which will be launched in August. The company is launching a short-haul air-taxi service offering point-to-point travel for small groups of business travellers. It is also developing a six-seater […]

Less is more, unless it’s less more or less

Tim Rich’s observations over the minimalist approach of a large proportion of the design industry was refreshing, informed and spot on (Private View, DW 3 May). Exposing the imitators is as simple as the execution method in question appears: simply ask “Less of what, is more of what?”. If the answer is nothing more than […]

New stamps depict pond life

The Royal Mail is issuing a set of stamps depicting insects and creatures found in and around ponds. Designed by John Gibbs, the set features the Common Frog, the Great Diving Beetle, the Three-Spined Stickleback and the Southern Hawker Dragonfly and is issued on 10 July. ‘The quality of photography by Frank Greenaway on the […]

Eye finds heritage as rare edition is found

I have recently come across the first edition (Vol 1, No 1) of Eye Magazine. Do you think this might be worth something, and would you know of anyone who’d be interested in what has become, I am sure, a collectors’ edition?

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