2 August 2007


Aspinal of London

Luxury leather retailer Aspinal of London has appointed GP Studio to transform its on-line identity into a 3D brand with its first site at Selfridges, London. Peter Grimes, creative director of GP Studio, says, ‘Because of Aspinal’s association with travel, we’ve used materials such as walnut and leather to reflect the old-fashioned luxury of Grace […]

Apple iPhone

Gadget mania

Is Apple’s much-hyped iPhone really all it’s cracked up to be? Sean Dodson looks at some alternatives that could even become classics in their own right

grit paper

On a roll

Developments in digital techniques and bespoke hand-printing are combining to make wallcoverings one of the most innovative areas of interior design. Bethan Ryder takes a look at some of the latest ideas

Beefeater Gin moots visitor centre

Beefeater Gin is considering building a visitor centre at its London distillery. Interior design group Four-by-Two is conducting a feasibility study, having redesigned the distiller’s premises to accommodate corporate guests.Four-by-Two, which specialises in distillery visitor centres, was appointed 18 months ago. Since then it has completed a bar, conference hall, boardroom and offices.Four-by-Two hopes Beefeater […]


Caulder Moore scoops Spa SPC retail task

The Buckinghamshire-based luxury spa resort Spa SPC, part of Stoke Park Club, is developing a new salon, shop and reception, with design by Caulder Moore.The consultancy, which was appointed without a pitch, has been tasked with creating a ‘destination’ salon, which will be part of the spa’s nail bar, a redesigned reception area and a […]

Camden Arts Centre

Red Leader rejigs Camden Arts Centre website to increase use

London’s Camden Arts Centre has appointed Red Leader to redesign its website, following a three-way pitch.The London design and production group, which won the work in June, is to revamp the site in a bid to improve its accessibility, and to attract a wider range of visitors to the gallery.Katherine Green, Red Leader’s creative director, […]

Tokyo Tales

News in Pictures

Specialist arts design group Design United Worldwide has designed Tokyo Tales, an account of artist Stella Whalley’s journey through the seedy underbelly of Tokyo life, with a mix of photography and Manga-style imagery.

The banking sector needs to invest in better branch design

Banking giant HSBC is glorying this week in the opening of its biggest ever branch in. Indeed, it is claiming that the outlet in the City of London is the biggest bank in the UK. And size isn’t the only distinguishing feature. HSBC has taken the opportunity to develop what it calls its ‘new concept […]

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