26 April 2007


The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society is set to launch sponsored walking event Footsteps for Childhood on 18 May, with a logo devised by Bulletproof Design. The charity works with more than 50

Herald St

Looking back

Some things we just can’t get out of our heads. Like pop tunes, objects often trigger memories of times and places. Artefacts of an era, personal or cultural, become loaded


2007 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and Norwegian architect Kjetil Thorsen have unveiled designs for the 2007 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The timber-clad structure resembles a spinning top and brings a new vertical


A flexible friend

A chemist invented the first plastic in 1907 and the material has been in and out of fashion ever since, but Clare Dowdy finds it still very much in demand,


Hot chocolate

The first design museum in the Japanese capital is opening with an event called Chocolate, but there are no Mars bars in sight. Richard Clayton nevertheless develops a taste for

Voices of White City

Super size me

Giant graphics, such as billboards and pavement-embedded messages so large you have to stand back to take them all in, cannot fail to impress through their sheer scale. Big writing

Campana brothers

The Campana brothers

The Campana brothers will show a series of single- and multi-seat chairs, lamps, and ‘illuminated meteors’ made from various plastics and apuí, a traditional Brazilian fibre that is extracted by


Design Museum to host Barnbrook show

Graphic designer Jonathan Barnbook, renowned for his experimental typefaces and political projects, is to unveil the first UK exhibition of his work at the Design Museum in June.The Friendly Fire

Crazy Botanic wallpaper

Profile: Johanna Basford

Working from a fish farm in Aberdeenshire, Johanna Basford designs textiles and wallpapers for companies such as Heal’s, exploring botanical motifs, insects and evolution. Fiona Nicolson speaks to her

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