3 February 2011


Romance is dead

Dorothy has created the ’Slag and Slut’ limited-edition range of homewares. The range features his and hers ceramic salt and pepper pots, Egyptian cotton bath towels, hand-embroidered slippers, engraved glass tumblers and cotton pillowcases. The consultancy says the range is set to grow to include dinner sets, soft furnishings and ’pre-nuptial agreements’.

Heston's London restaurant

Chefs on show

Chef Heston Blumenthal’s first-ever London restaurant opens this week with interiors created by Tihany Design. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, which will provide diners with a full view of the chefs in action. The 120-seat main dining room features materials such as wood, leather and wrought […]

Wartime project

Rich Creative flies with wartime project

Rich Creative has been appointed to create an online educational resource for the Royal Air Forces Association. The consultancy was appointed two weeks ago and was briefed to create a resource that would provide downloadable activities about the history of the Royal Air Force during World War II for Key Stage 1 and 2 students. […]

Kama Sutra

Golden thread ties themes together for Studio Dempsey

Studio Dempsey has designed the cover for the Penguin Books reissue of the Kama Sutra, which will be published to coincide with Valentine’s Day. The studio was commissioned three months ago to create a cover with ’quiet integrity’, says founder Mike Dempsey. Avoiding traditional routes featuring Indian imagery, Studio Dempsey created a cover inspired by […]


The local design network scene is great, but it does need some co-ordination

Whatever the imminent merger between the Design Council and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment throws up for design, the Temple Review that set the scene for radical change at the council has had a welcome ripple effect across the industry. Most of design’s representative bodies are reinventing themselves, becoming more proactive and […]


Local firm Farrow Creative polishes national park’s look

Hampshire and Surrey-based consultancy Farrow Creative has developed the new branding for the South Downs National Park Authority – the 15th and most recent national park to be designated as such in the UK. The park, which will officially come into being on 1 April, will cover more than 1600km2 from Winchester to Beachy Head […]


Silver Worldwide stamps new identity on Countryfile TV presenter Adam Henson

Cheltenham-based consultancy Silver Worldwide has rebranded the farm business of Adam Henson, a presenter of BBC One’s popular rural news and views TV show, Countryfile. Silver Worldwide was appointed to work up the branding in October 2010, following an approach by the business, says Silver creative director Graham Dodridge. The consultancy was briefed to create […]

Children’s show turns on the healing power of imagination

Next week sees the opening of Imagine, the Southbank Centre’s fortnight-long children’s festival of art, design, literature and music, which celebrates its tenth birthday this year. The festival includes readings by children’s authors and poets, as well as exhibitions created by children themselves. The branding and exhibition design for the event is created in-house by […]

Jude's icecream

News in Pictures

Arthur Steen Horne Adamson created the new website for Jude’s ice cream, after rebranding the company last year.

Work by Johannes Nagel

News in Pictures

Work by Johannes Nagel will feature in the show Valentina Angeloni: Let Me See, which is at Gallery Fumi in London from 17 February to 16 April.


Hands on the wheel

A ’hub and spoke’ approach is one way in which the UK’s design industry bodies could be looking to organise themselves in the future. Angus Montgomery looks at their changing structures and strategies

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