August 2007 Online

Alvar Aalto seminar kicks off

The fifth Alvar Aalto design seminar opens today in Jväskylä, Finland, with a host of design luminaries, including Hella Jongerius, as key speakers. Organised by the Alvar Aalto Academy in

Jeffrey to join AIG from Enterprise

Director of wayfinding at Enterprise IG’s UK office, Colette Jeffrey, is to leave the consultancy after six years to join Applied Information Group. Her departure from Enterprise comes as a

Era Studios

New Era for Wilmslow

NE6 Design is creating a high street retail brand for photographic lab Leach Colour. The first Era photographic studio opens in Wilmslow near Manchester on 18 September. Leach hopes to

Crafts gallery

Gallery space for crafts group

A new crafts gallery and shop is set to open next week in London, displaying work by members of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. The society is approaching its 120th


Bateel opens Dubai café

Confectionery brand Bateel today makes its first foray into the premium café market, with the launch of The Bateel Café, devised by Kinnersley Kent Design. The venue, in Burj Dubai,

CIA show in Covent Garden

Consequences, the large-scale installation from the Central Illustration Agency opens tonight in Covent Garden, London. It will feature 30m of artwork by 63 illustrators, connected by a common skyline and

Simon Waterfall closeup

Waterfall sets agenda for D&AD presidency

Simon Waterfall will take the theme of ‘sharing’ during his year as D&AD president, making the work that forms part of the organisation’s 45-year heritage accessible to a wider audience.

John Lewis website...

John Lewis to relaunch website

John Lewis is to relaunch its website tomorrow with a refresh created by its in-house design team. The department store group’s homepage will sport a more ‘aspirational’ look, with a

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