Cunard’s QE2 is now on its first world cruise since a 12m refit at the end of last year. Many of the restaurants and bars on board have undergone secondary refurbishment, including the Yacht Club (pictured), while major work has been carried out in the Mauretania Restaurant and the Princess Grill. The design masterplan was created by Met Studio, following its work on a previous refit in 1994. In common with all UK flagged ships, the QE2 undergoes a dry-dock inspection every two years when refurbishments are carried out.
As part of our series exploring countries’ design cultures, we look at how the Caribbean nation is finding its own aesthetic and searching for community.
Another month spent in lockdown had some designers yearning for nightclubs and events gone by, while others are revisiting old projects or pushing new boundaries.
From books and talks to the virtual version of a blockbuster exhibition, there’s plenty to see and do in the lead-up to Christmas.
The new twice-annual journal of film and visual culture takes some aesthetic cues from academia, while flipping others completely, according to its designer.