6 October 2005

Premature imagination

Robert Brownjohn’s decadent, ‘live-fast, die-young’ approach should have made him notorious, yet he is still relatively unknown. But, says Michael Johnson, while Brownjohn’s career may have been short and sweet, his classic work had a lasting impact and its influence is still apparent 40 years on My guess is that most of you have never […]

The Hub agency rebrands Clyde Property

The Hub Agency has rebranded one of Scotland’s largest independent estate agents, Clyde Property. Simplified to Clyde, the five-figure rebrand spans new shop facades, vehicle livery, signage, property schedules and staff uniforms.

Ceramic exuberance

With roots in Renaissance tile making, renowned ceramics manufacturer Bitossi established a new path in the 1950s under the creative direction of Aldo Londi, a craftsman who climbed the ranks to eventually breathe new life into its output by bringing in e


Above my desk, I have a packet of Leo Dried Peas. The packet is illustrated with a poor quality, and deeply unappetising, picture of shiny, luminous green peas, at the centre of which is an ill-fitting, inset photograph, in sepia, of a lion. Leo, lion – get it? But, the reason this packet stays with […]


With mobile phone brand O2 poised to launch i-mode technology in the UK, what opportunities will such technology afford brand owners and designers? Japan’s 40 million i-mode subscribers can use their mobile handsets for any number of tasks that previously required Internet access. They can send and receive e-mail, check the weather, view sports results, […]

University of the Arts gets low satisfaction rating

The University of the Arts has been named as the UK’s university with the lowest overall satisfaction rating among its students, according to a Sunday Times survey. The UK’s top placed university undergraduate degree courses in art and design were listed as: Edinburgh in first place, University of the Arts and Brighton in joint second, […]

Samsonite plans London design centre

Samsonite is establishing its first global design headquarters in London and plans to diversify its product mix and roll out more lifestyle accessory items over the next three years.Quentin Mackay, Samsonite’s global creative director, will head an 11-strong team and is selecting key designers from Samsonite’s regional European offices to staff it.The aim is to […]

Record attendance has not yet secured future funds for LDF

The London Design Festival has yet to secure funding for next year, despite record attendances at this year’s events. The festival’s main financial backer, the London Development Agency, part of the Greater London Authority run by London mayor Ken Livingstone, is still in ongoing ‘discussions’ with the organisers of the festival regarding future finance. But […]

Profile: Autoban

Autoban, founded by an interior designer and an architect in Istanbul, produces everything from fashion interiors to quirky furniture that provokes an emotional response, says Trish Lorenz Seyhan Ozdemir and Sefer Caglar, founders of Istanbul-based design consultancy Autoban, are at the forefront of a very young design scene in Turkey. Istanbul may be their place […]

Redesign for Starck’s Asia de Cuba

The Philippe Starck-designed Asia de Cuba fusion restaurant in London’s St Martins Lane hotel is to be redesigned. It is not yet clear if it will be Starck who will carry out the work.

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