SHH Architects & Design Consultants has had some strange requests in its time – a merchandising unit for fake moustaches being one of them – but nothing prepared it for the gold-plated dildo order. The group received a number of calls of an altogether more anatomical nature than normal, thanks to a cock up in the London Evening Standard, which printed SHH’s telephone number in an ad for Sh! Ladies’ Exotic Emporium. Apparently, the ‘how to strip’ evening classes were also popular, but so far managing director Graham Harris has resisted the urge to bare his all.
A patent filed by the company reveals a mobile with thermal elements embedded into the screen, which would heat it up and fill any cracks if it became damaged.
The professional finance body has been given a new look by Smith & Milton, which includes a flat, line-drawn coat of arms, san-serif typeface and updated colour palette.
The museum and cultural hub in Shenzhen has announced it will open to the public in December, and will include a permanent gallery space curated by the V&A.
The 12th edition of the annual design festival takes place this coming March, and will see the likes of Gail Bichler and Chris Ware speak.