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.’
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.
The campaign has been branded by Cog Design and set up by two arts organisations, and aims to help artists and designers travel for work after the UK leaves the