20 April 2006

Reiss sizes up Draw for Far Eastern roll-out

Fashion retailer Reiss has confirmed it is to open up to five outlets in China and Hong Kong next year, with a concept store design developed by London-based Draw Associates. The shops will open at locations yet to be confirmed in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, and form part of the fashion retailer’s ambitious global […]

Dislodged and Mogul album

Now Wash Your Hands has designed an album sleeve for dance act Dislodged and Mogul’s latest single Killer Riff, scheduled for release next month on the iO Music label. The collage features pictures from Google image searches reassembled to create surreal environments. The album is one of four singles Now Wash Your Hands has designed […]

Ice breaker

Branded product bars are always going to be in line for a critical beat ’em up. Part of the problem stems from what happens to a space when you marry the clunky trappings of a brand with a sophisticated interior scheme, and this becomes all too evident in the recently redesigned Absolut Ice Bar, located […]

DMI sets up fund for design students

The Design Management Institute has unveiled an annual fund to support student research in the area of design management.The Powell Student Research Grant will be allocated to students who pursue ‘outstanding’ research in the field. A DMI grant committee will decide which projects receive the money.


EXHIBITIONS l Animation, Printmaking and Sculpture Interim Show runs from 26 April to 2 May.

Freight train graffiti

Over 800 illustrations of freight train graffiti have been gathered together in a book to be published by Thames & Hudson next week.


Furniture designers Matthew Hilton, Terence Woodgate and Nazanin Kamali have each been given a 5 per cent stake in Case – the new joint venture between SCP’s Sheridan Coakley and Paul Newman. What benefits do you think this shared risk approach brings to the various parties?A 5 per cent ownership doesn’t involve any risk worth […]

Fashion museum is under threat

Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes’ Fashion and Textile Museum in London is thought to be up for sale, after remaining closed to the public since February.Industry sources and local estate agents say they believe the building is on the market, although a spokesman for the museum declined to comment, saying only that the building ‘has not […]

E3 acquires Butterfly Effect to become full service group

Bristol digital media group E3 has acquired London digital group Butterfly Effect from Dimension Data and is planning further acquisitions to build its ‘full-service’ offer. E3 also becomes Dimension’s retained design group as part of the terms of the deal. The acquisition will combine Butterfly’s eight-strong capability, known for its entertainment, games and film expertise, […]

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