Budding events and celebrity-wedding designers should turn post haste to ‘Preston Bailey’s Design for Entertaining’, a book that winged its way into our under-decorated lives this week. Bailey, a kind of personal Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen to star clients, offers a host of useful tips. ‘The entrance area is the first thing your guests see when they arrive at an event,’ he ventures insightfully, before camping out a reception table with a lily pond of name badges. Sadly, Bailey fails spectacularly in his own advice to ‘use airy or minimalist decorations’.
This year, the showcase of up-and-coming designers’ work challenges everything from ‘manspreading’ and loneliness in older people, to sustainability and smart phone addiction.
Norway’s capital has been rebranded by design consultancy Creuna, which aims to strengthen links between the municipality and its citizens.
Illustrators and designers including Quentin Blake, Frith Kerr and Antony Gormley have interpreted the number 30 for the museum’s birthday.
London-based studio Red&White has given the global company a new identity in time for its 50th birthday, to increase awareness of its range of tech services, from cyber-security to digital