Design Week Awards 2011

A spread from the first issue

Thinking data

If you’ve been anywhere near the media and technology blogs over the last few days, you’ll have noticed the kafuffle over Google’s new publication Think Quarterly. The new online magazine

Studio Meda's design

Behind the bike shed

In a quick round of Word Association, ‘bike shed’ is to ‘kissing’ and ‘smoking’ as Lady Gaga is to ‘meat’ and ‘mental’. However, the Bankside Bike Shed competition could give

Artwork by Paul Hickey

A student protest

Student protests – once peaceful, often loud, sometimes ironic, always opinionated and now tarnished with images of rioting and, unfortunately, a fire extinguisher. A group of 16-illustration students from the

A forefather

Whose hair?

Here’s a pop quiz for barnet lovers everywhere, or perhaps ‘chop’ quiz would be more appropriate. London-based illustrator Christina Christoforou’s new book Whose Hair?, published by Laurence King, features solely

John Maeda

Virtual lecturer

When the late Michael Jackson referred to ’ABC’ being as easy as ’123’, and as simple as ’do-re-mi’, we’re fairly sure he wasn’t referring to ’atoms, bits and the neue

Furniture by Friz Hansen

Food and furniture

London-based restaurant The Modern Pantry is looking to present a winning combination of food and furniture for its Soho pop-up shop, which opens next week. The pop-up shop, located at

Illustrator Ben Tallon's response to Climate Kid for Unicef

Climate kid

Unicef has launched a campaign to encourage children and young people to think about and tackle climate change centred around the cute – and blue – Climate Kid, animated by

Louise Body and her chair

Take a seat

Leon is a restaurant chain renowned for its eye-catching design. From menus to interiors, the place is painstakingly pretty, referencing traditional yet quirky styles with nostalgia-tugging graphics. For the opening

A render of the installation

The sound of lasers

Jewellery designer Hannah Martin is set to launch her latest jewellery collection at London’s Dover Street Market tomorrow night with a mix of augmented reality and an interactive laser installation.

DW Awards

Design Week Awards 2011

It has been an outstanding year for the Design Week Awards, with at least one winner in each category and numerous other honours. These are projects deemed by the judges


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