What better way to find a nice designer pad than to buy one from a designer? Perhaps that’s what Sebastian Conran was thinking recently when he decided to buy a house from John McConnell of Pentagram. But hold back those visions of a cosy deal struck over lunch in The Ivy. According to McConnell, the transaction was carried out in the conventional way, through an estate agent, and the two didn’t even meet.
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.