Whoever had the idea of sending design duo Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons of Timorous Beasties into the dusty corridors of Museums Sheffield to scour the Ruskin Collection deserves applause.
Jonathan Ive has blamed the rise of rapid prototyping for distancing designers from the physical process of design and creating ‘a lot of lousy design’. What’s your view, and why?
I enjoyed Michael Peters’ nostalgic article (A lost world, DW 26 March). I loved the feel and smell of cow gum, too, and all the paraphernalia that he remembers. For
I read with interest Sebastian Conran joining the ‘universities are competing with designers’ debate (Sounding off, DW 16 April). We came across this problem some time ago. I recall Jim
Last week, you posed the questions, ‘What is your favourite design that never saw the light of day, and why?’ (Voxpop, DW 23 April). My favourite would be the 1960-61
‘A Day at El Bulli/ An Insight into the Ideas, Methods and Creativity of Ferran Adrià’ allows unprecedented access to one of the world’s most famous, sought-after and mysterious restaurants.But
Designer and architect Nigel Coates has created three new ceiling light collections for Italian lighting company Slamp. The Creatures collection, inspired by sea urchins, is available in green, blue or
Manchester group Glorious Creative has rebranded the Buxton Festival, which runs from 10-28 July. It created the brochure, programme and identity which, says director Scott McCubbin, was inspired by Buxton
Illustrator Sara Fanelli has collaborated with art and design students from Kingston University in Surrey to create a 3D environment to reflect her work, as part of her Stanley Picker
London consultancy I Want has redeveloped the London Wildlife Trust’s publication Going Wild, which raises awareness of free events and volunteering opportunities across the capital. I Want has created original
Brands need to offer consumers increasingly innovative digital experiences when selling their products, according to a host of digital experts convening next week to discuss the state of the sector
The Chancellor’s latest Budget was a disappointment for many business experts in the industry. Emily Pacey reports on their concerns The design industry found little solace in last week’s Budget,