22 February 2007


News in Pictures

The Air Is On Fire, an exhibition of filmmaker David Lynch’s paintings, photographs and drawings, takes place at The Fondation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain in Paris, from 3 March to

Valentine typewriter

Cultural machines

Ettore Sottsass is indusputably one of the greatest designers alive, but his contribution is far from easy to categorise. Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum, explains why it will

Kielder Forest


The founders of Softroom, joint Best of Show winner in the Design Week Awards, first made their names in the style press. Clare Dowdy talks to them about submerged hotels,

Eggsplosion, Michel Majerus

Taking the mickey

For two decades, a group of artists have been using images from comics and animation as their springboards for abstraction. Yolanda Zappaterra looks at a new exhibition in the US

Familiar spaces

Familiar spaces

Despite the increasing hours most of us have to spend in the office, it’s generally a surreal, slightly unpleasant space. With very few exceptions, offices tend to be repositories of

Jane Wentworth

The merits of middlemen

Increasingly, designers and clients are appointing independent brokers to act as mediators, to reduce stress and free up time

Bruce Wood, Different by Design

Different by Design applies for extension

Organisers of Different by Design, the pioneering £2.7m design development project in Staffordshire, are hoping to extend its funding beyond the official close next month.The programme’s director Bruce Wood (pictured)

Peugeot Flux

Peugeot Flux

Twenty-year-old Romanian design student Mihai Panaitescu has won the Peugeot Design Competition with his Flux design, a compact, urban environment vehicle that uses a non-polluting fuel cell engine. Flux will

Daylesford organic

SFA unveils new Daylesford Organic shop

Organic food and produce store Daylesford Organic is launching its latest London offering, a three-storey shop in Pimlico.The group currently boasts a farm shop and café in Gloucestershire, a small

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