Bath and beauty goods brand Molton Brown is to launch therapy rooms at Bluewater Shopping Centre in November, with interiors designed by The Syntax Group. Called the Molton Brown Lotus Gardens and billed as a ‘therapeutic space’ for men and women, the centre features six personal ‘lotus pods’. The pods are ‘comforting, enclosed and warm’ and have a ‘floating panel’ above the space with a concealed colour changer and curved projection screen, says The Syntax Group project architect Asif Iqbal. Once therapies begin the screen will be illuminated with moving light, as will one wall, to ‘give a sense of your personal space getting bigger’, explains Iqbal.
Print your own tote bag, delve into film graphics and learn about the future of plastics at this year’s East London design festival, taking place 22-24 May.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster science fiction film, Glazier Design has created a set of eight stamps that contain secret messages for fans.
Young designers should be taught to think critically rather than waste time learning how to time-manage and compile spreadsheets, says Miranda Bolter, design director at Superunion.