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.
Discussed at this year’s Design Indaba conference, Brck is a Kenya-based start-up that gives school kids in rural areas access to the internet and new learning materials. We speak to
The revamped Great Hall’s permanent exhibition space is part of the museum’s redevelopment masterplan, which is set to be completed by 2025.
A new book celebrating the visual history of British wrestling is soon to be published if it hits its crowdfunding target – freelance illustrator Ben Tallon reflects on how the