The Gadget Shop updates interiors to boost sales

The Gadget Shop is to launch a multimillion pound programme of new-breed ‘interactive’ high street outlets with interiors created by Ashleycarterwhitehead, as the retailer bids to bring high street sales in line with its Web sales. The move, starting with a new store in Livingstone that opened last week, takes in 50 store refurbishments and […]


Driade is holding its summer sale until 31 July, offering 10 per cent discount on all new furniture orders and up to 40 per cent off selected ex-display accessories and furniture. Venue: Driade at Selfridges, 4th floor Contemporary Furniture, 400 Oxford Street, London W1. There’s up to 50 per cent off selected ex-display and end-of-line […]

Csáky look has animal attraction

Csáky Associates has received sign-off for a revamped logo for Blackpool Zoo, created as part of a broader identity and architectural remit as the attraction’s new owner seeks to raise its profile.

Multistorey on to M&S roster

Multistorey has joined Michael Nash Associates and Winkreative (DW 29 May) on the roster for Marks & Spencer’s much vaunted Lifestore home furnishing concept.

Charity demands clearer warnings on sun damage

Cancer Research is calling for designers to create more responsible sunscreen packaging, as British holiday makers depart for the sun and skin cancer cases continue to rise. The charity says packaging and branding for sunscreen products must focus more heavily on safety to drive home the message that sun bathing can cause skin cancer. ‘There’s […]

Job hunters need to face the reality of recruitment

While I have every sympathy with graduates’ and freelances’ frustrations at being unable to present their work to potential employers and the lack of feedback they receive, I feel that the utopian ideals expressed by Tom Ward (Letters, DW 3 July) and Dennis O’Neill (Letters, DW 10 July) are just impractical in the real world. […]

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