6 November 2008

Beating the graduate blues

Don’t despair if it seems impossible to get that first break after leaving college – Jane Trustram got one, and she offers her best advice


Actress Mae West, who died almost 30 years ago, has been revived in a branding exercise. Which star would you bring back to life and how would you use their


Not wanting to appear clichéd, but seeing the movie Blade Runner back in the 1980s left a lasting impression on me – everything from the teenage aspirations of the unconventional

Let’s find a new role

For too long, we’ve been designing the stuff of consumption – it’s high time that we put our creative energies to better use, says Adrian Shaughnessy

Haberdashery London creates trophy

Haberdashery London has created a trophy for the British Film Institute Fellowship award. Given to director Terence Davies at a screening of his new film Of Time and the City

Foscarini and Marc Sadler design lamp

Venetian lighting company Foscarini continues its relationship with French designer Marc Sadler with the development of a flexible floor lamp that sways when touched. The prototype, which has the working

Skuuma puts finalists into production

Dutch furniture manufacturer Skuuma is putting the finalists in its Soft Surfaces design competition – including the Grand Prix winner, Elisabeth by Fons Schobbers (pictured) – into production. The runners-up

Same old story

The Women’s Library in east London’s Aldgate is a fantastic source of historical and cultural information. For this show, it has drawn on its extensive magazine archive, starting with the

News in Pictures

Graphic design duo Brighten The Corners has designed Victor & Susie, ‘a children’s book for adults’. The book will be published on 10 November.

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