The week in design

Our most popular stories of the week


1. Design consultancies were charged £100 to apply for a tender from housing association Gentoo Group. Following Design Week’s reporting of the story, and outcry from designers, Gentoo backed down and removed the charge.


2. NB Studio has created a new identity for the Almeida Theatre in north London.


3. The Chartered Society of Designers is rolling out a new visual language, including a sister brand for its planned Register of Chartered Designers.

Our most popular Tweet of the week

Our favourite Tweets of the week

Quote of the week


‘Moving offices is rejuvenating. It’s refreshing to be able to assess everything you have and decide what you do and don’t need. It’s an opportunity to force change.’ Consultancy IC Design offers workplace tips.

Image of the week


We love Walter Newton’s Spacebear, part of the Le Gun: Space is Deep exhibition.

Our favourite website

Grand Kind

There’s some great work available on Grand Neue’s Grand Kind auction website, which is raising money for the Typhoon Haiyan appeal.

Design stories in the national press


Source: Tessa Hallmann © Royal Pavilion and Museums

Designer and Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki revealed her favourite records on BBC Radio 4 ’s Desert Island discs. Turns out she’s a big Lou Reed fan…

The Independent reports that Chinese scientists are ‘increasingly confident’ about developing an invisibility cloak after making a cat disappear.

The Daily Mail investigates the Foodini – the world’s first 3D food printer.

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Upcoming design books to look out for

Spotlighting marginalised women designers, “heads on” design solutions to environmental issues and more – these are the anticipated design books we think you should read.