Lost in jargon?

Communication can be a tricky subject. Take the direct mail campaign issued to publicise the Popcomm-organised 2000 Communication Summer School. Aimed at pupils, the mailer includes a two-page questionnaire for busy professionals, plus a brochure promising courses on effective public relations and internal communications. Maybe it would be a more effective communication device if it […]

New hotel concept earmarked for Notting Hill

Designer Giles Baker has teamed up with former K Bar co-owner Benjamin Fry and Green Street creator Orlando Campbell to develop a “new hotel experience” which Baker says will “turn the traditional bed and breakfast on its head”. It is due to open at the end of June. The 20-room Westbourne Hotel in London’s Notting […]

A golden moment on the Web not to be missed

Self-styled Norwegian Web designer Henrik Teigen has stirred considerable envy from the UK Web scene with his company website. Arendal Webdesign, the 22-year-old’s consultancy, has registered 73 000 hits at www.goldenmoments.net/henrik, for no apparent reason other than the fact that his and his sister Randi’s pictures there redefine the meaning of the word mugshots. ‘I […]

Survival of the fairest

Companies that embody beauty – in design and in philosophy – achieve a competitive advantage. But will this leave the future bland, asks Clare Dowdy?


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Legato tables for Driade by Enzo Mari

Enzo Mari returns to designing for Driade with “Legato”, a set of new tables whose simple, linear shapes mask their sophisticated construction and structural design behind them.

The Italian job

Sara Manuelli reveals what to expect at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, and previews projects by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners and Ron Arad Associates

Avebury Taverns enlists Blue Goose to fill pubs

UK independent pub owner Avebury Taverns is launching a recruitment campaign seeking new tenants to run its pubs, using updated corporate literature and internal branding created by Blue Goose. As a tenanted pub company, Avebury Taverns currently operates more than 700 pubs throughout the country. It aims to treble this number over the next two […]

C21 report for Allied Domecq

Allied Domecq is publishing its first detailed environmental report this week, co-written and designed by C21. The report, called Environmental Performance 2000, uses soft illustrations to explain Allied Domecq’s production processes and to highlight where environmental policies come into play. Prior to the publication of the report, Allied Domecq had only published smaller documents about […]

Software Spectrum to launch Fusion initiative

Business-to-business software group Software Spectrum is launching an initiative to sign up UK Web designers, called Fusion. The objective is to enable designers to help produce second generation e-business websites in conjunction with its back-end expertise. Funds and technical support will be made available by Spectrum Software, including access to IBM’s Internet Incubator Fund for […]

‘Everyday’ positioning for organic cider

Cider maker Bulmers is seeking to tap into the ‘everyday’ market for fair-priced organic products with the launch of its new Bulmers Organic canned cider. Sold in 440ml packaging created by FLB, the drink will retail for around £1 per can. Bulmers marketing manager Clare Cotton says, ‘Most organic brands position themselves as “earthy and […]

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