Alias Hotels, which describes itself as a ‘funkier than average, mid-market’ hotel group, opens its flagship Manchester venue this month. Alias Hotel Rosetti was designed by the group’s founder, Nigel Chapman, who adopted a ‘machine for living’ theme. ‘The hotel is spun from a previously hardworking industrial building that was a powerful landmark on the Manchester scene and I wanted some of the scars of the past to remain,’ Chapman explains. The hotel’s loft-style rooms have exposed original features, including steel beams and ironwork columns, and there are ‘Airstream’-style diners on each floor. Penthouse suites feature original paintings by Miles Davis.
Print your own tote bag, delve into film graphics and learn about the future of plastics at this year’s East London design festival, taking place 22-24 May.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster science fiction film, Glazier Design has created a set of eight stamps that contain secret messages for fans.
Young designers should be taught to think critically rather than waste time learning how to time-manage and compile spreadsheets, says Miranda Bolter, design director at Superunion.