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1 The Institute of Contemporary Arts will present Memory Cloud, a light and smoke installation set in London’s Trafalgar Square, in October. The installation, first showcased in Bristol by experimental architecture and design consultancy Minimaforms, will use SMS technology to visualise messages from the audience in plumes of smoke.

2 Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, the product and furniture designer behind London’s Sketch restaurant, has created the bottle for Paco Rabanne’s new men’s fragrance 1 Million, which launches in the UK on 15 September.

3 Speedo launches a ‘performance zone’, devised by Path Design, at its flagship Covent Garden store in London WC1 this week. This follows the unveiling of its latest performance suit, the LZR Racer. The zone will show the development of Speedo performance suits over the past ten years.

4 Product design consultancy PDD has worked with Beko on the latest addition to its Range 90 cooker range, launching this week. PDD creative lead Jamie Buckley says that the quality of features such as the dials was deemed as important as those on a car. ‘It mattered not only how they felt, but also how they sounded when in use,’ he says.

5 Royal Mail has launched a set of Olympics-themed stamps, designed by London group Why Not Associates working with six photographers, to celebrate the handover between Beijing and London. They will be available in more than 60 000 post offices in China, the first time Royal Mail stamps have been released outside the UK.

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