21 August 2008

Boom in airport retail spend and design

There has been a marked growth in retail spending at airports, according to research published this week. This trend is set to continue, and offers potential for global design opportunities

Photographers reinvent old-film techniques

Why is architecture taken so seriously, while interior design is dismissed as a fluffy, frivolous activity involving fabrics, scatter cushions and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen? Callum Lumsden sets the record straight about

National Media Museums celebrates Blue Peter

Bradford’s National Media Museum will mark 50 years of the perennially popular children’s TV programme Blue Peter, with an exhibition created by Studio Exposure. The London marketing and design consultancy

The Stage is set to be rebranded

Entertainment and performing arts industry weekly title The Stage is to refresh its brand, and has appointed 300million to the task. The project will include the refresh of the title’s

Looking to theoverseas stage

In the current economic climate, seeking work abroad has never made more sense. But is it that simple? asks Carron Edmonds We have all seen them: the foreign design concepts

Figure studies

When Lego launched its minifigures 30 years ago they were an instant success, with film tie-ins including Star Wars and Harry Potter ensuring their continued popularity. Pamela Buxton traces the


Multi-faceted designer Alison Brookes is equally at home forecasting trends and knitwear consulting as she is creating costumes for fringe theatre. It’s a juggling act that she performs with flair,

Everyone benefits from university consultancies

It’s important to put into perspective criticism of ‘low-cost product design consultancies’ run by universities (News in Depth, 24 July). New products and ideas, particularly at the high-tech, low-volume end

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