30 March 2006


Riding a motorcycle is perhaps one of the most thrilling and emotionally charged experiences I know. The activity itself is utterly absorbing and denies any other dominant thoughts entering your

Arts Council to cut staff

The Arts Council, chaired by Sir Christopher Frayling, is set to slash staff numbers at its London headquarters tomorrow, as it completes its restructuring towards a predominantly regionally led organisation.


Image library Corbis is looking at adding illustrators to its books. What impact do you think this would have on illustration? Excellent! Another avenue opened towards the triumph of generic

Big in Milan

Milan Furniture Fair This year’s Milan Furniture Fair will have a new home in the dramatic Rho-Pero complex, designed by Massimiliano Fuksas, just outside town. But, in its 45th incarnation,

147-metre residential tower given go ahead

A dramatic 147-metre tall residential tower for London’s Elephant & Castle has been given the go-ahead by Southwark Council. Designed by architect Hamilton Associates for a joint venture between property

Code of aesthetics

Advances in technology have led to a new generation of Internet artists, who believe that by subverting the medium they can counter the impact of progress on our individual behaviour

The Public cultural venue still on track

Designers working on the much-hyped West Midlands cultural venue, The Public, are hoping to claw back outstanding payments and complete work on the project, despite the venue sinking into administration

Smarten up

The danger of relying on brand strength can be dead-in-the-water design – just look at Swatch and Smart cars, says Margaret Oscar.

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