You may not realise it, but cruise ship design suffers from a sad dearth of innovation. Or so says ship designer and master planner John McNeece. One of the principal stumbling blocks to more adventurous modern ships is the Panama Canal. If cruise liners are to use it their overall width is limited. McNeece has come up with the Quadruple Satellite Ship as an alternative. This Dan Dare-inspired behemoth features four smaller, detachable, sub-vessels on arms, allowing the five vessels to navigate the Panama Canal in convoy. It would cost an estimated $600m (375m). Has anybody asked how much it would cost to widen the Panama Canal?
Design studio The Team has given the charity a new identity centred around the equals symbol, in a bid to highlight its aim to make the UK a better place
The festival, which will run in October and is focusing on the work of pioneering female authors, is now in its 12th year and has been given a new look
As the V&A becomes the hub for the London Design Festival for the 10th time, we take a closer look at the installations, displays and talks happening throughout the week
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director John Spencer, says jargon and bullshit are getting in the way of people understanding and valuing design.