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
— Design Week (@Design_Week) December 10, 2013
Our favourite Tweets of the week
— Gentoo Group (@gentoogroup) December 11, 2013
— 15below Nick (@keynick) December 10, 2013
Sign of the times. pic.twitter.com/gR5WTZUPU7
— Katie Khan (@katie_khan) December 6, 2013
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
Design stories in the national press
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.