According to designer Mickey Stretton, ‘CapitalGardens works essentially like a property lettings service, only with much shorter contracts. The idea came to me this summer, while I was sweating it out in my fourth floor flat in London: What if I could rent a garden, just for a fortnight? It would have to be a nice garden, complete with a swimming pool and barbecue. And then it occurred to me that there must have been many people who had departed for their summer break and who would have probably appreciated someone to look after their garden, water the plants and even keep an eye on their house at the same time. So everyone would be a winner. This enterprise is currently in its planning stages. Any offer of venture capital investment will be greatly received.’
The Guardian Media Group’s Sunday paper, The Observer, has launched a biannual, print design magazine, which looks to bridge the gap between consumer and specialist publications.
Online art shop RoomFifty has worked with studio Intoart, commissioning four disabled creatives to design prints that are being sold for £20 each.
Protests against climate change and ecological destruction are currently taking place across the world – we speak to graphic designer, Clive Russell, about how the eco group has used creativity
Samsung says its Space Monitor has been designed to address the customer desire for more deskspace by offering an elegant solution, which allows the product to blend into its environment.