31 January 2008

Let there be light

Past excesses have inevitably put light festivals in the doghouse with environmentalists, but an event in London this week turns the tables and suggests they can be showcases for sustainable

Ode to cologne

Henrietta Thompson rather enjoys the work on display at the Cologne furniture fair, but what impresses her most are the organiser’s neat touches. Meanwhile, Natasha Edwards samples what the rapidly

Breaking news…

Does the relaunch of ITV’s News at Ten in its old timeslot mark a return to traditional broadcast design values, or have podcasts and ‘rolling’ formats altered our expectations of

Royal Academy hosts On Off London show

The ninth On Off London fashion show opens next week at the Royal Academy of Arts, featuring several furniture and interior designers. Corey Barrett, art director of London restaurant Bluebird,

Two groups win Scottish Natural Heritage review

Scottish Natural Heritage, the body responsible for the conservation and maintenance of Scotland’s national parks and natural resources, is to undergo a strategy and brand review.The organisation has appointed Edinburgh

The future is now

We can hardly imagine the world that created Aleksandr Mikhailovich Rodchenko. He was born into an almost medieval Russia, with donkey carts and carp fishing and serfs, and witnessed the

In search of new horizons

For many design consultancies of a certain size, overseas expansion can be a logical next step in building the business, says Tony Walford Having an international footprint can bring a


Former car designer Jeanne Marell is one of a new breed of multidisciplinary designers working at Nokia’s London studio. Guy Bird talks to her about her projects, the iPhone threat

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