21 February 2008

What’s in store at Terminal 5?

Air passengers are captive shoppers, a fact which airports have long known and which BAA acknowledges with its plush retail zones at Heathrow’s Terminal 5. But do they enhance the travel experience? asks Scott Billings

Rounding up the animation festivals

New outlets like mobiles and YouTube have boosted exposure for AV film-makers, but, as recent releases show, the ideas and talent are equally innovative, says Yolanda ZappaterraFANS OF SHORT FILMS are in for a treat this week with the AV Festival 08, opening on 28 February. The third festival brings together electronic arts in a […]

Design industry welcomes creative economy programme

The design industry has broadly welcomed the publication of the Government’s 26-point ‘plan’ for the creative industries, published jointly by the Department for Culture, the Department for Business and the Department of Innovation last Friday.Two years in the making, the strategy document – Creative Britain: New Talents for the New Economy – finally emerges after […]

New chairwoman for The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Trust, owner of Scotland’s national architecture and design centre The Lighthouse, is appointing a new chairwoman to take over from Janice Kirkpatrick.Eleanor McAllister, currently managing director of urban regeneration project Clydebank Re-Built, will take over from Kirkpatrick this week.Kirkpatrick, also a director of Graven Images, has held the post since 2005. She introduced […]

Reconceiving a ‘country estate’ with Ardill and Sea

Shropshire country estate Sansaw is being redeveloped in conjunction with design consultant Ralph Ardill and Sea Design to make it a blueprint for ‘modern rural living’.The estate’s new business park, The Pavilions, will open in May and will include a firm of chartered surveyors, farm shops and architects.James Thompson, manager of Sansaw, says, ‘The concept […]

Airport lounges for Etihad in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways will unveil the latest stage of its airport lounge and retail design programme next month, with the opening of its business class lounge in Abu Dhabi Airport and a second store in Abu Dhabi city centre.Above Consultancy has designed the new store and lounge for Etihad, which is the national airline of the […]


Skratch has designed the identity and marketing materials for Edinburgh’s Spirit Lantern Festival, which runs until 9 March.

Enterprise development company NStar

Enterprise development company NStar is inviting companies in the North East to undergo assessment as part of its Step Forward diagnostic scheme. The benchmarking will allow companies to apply for up to £120 000 from its design and creative fund.

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