January 2011 Online

Michael Wolff

Design Indaba: Inspiration

‘Africa is not just a place, it’s a state of mind.’ So said Pentagram partner Michael Beirut last week as he kicked off a session at Cape Town’s Design Indaba,

Paul Ryding's window

Window of opportunity

If you’ve ever wondered what really goes on inside an artist’s studio, The Hoxton Window project gives you the perfect excuse to unashamedly unleash your inner peeping Tom. The project



Dutch designer Hella Jongerius publishes a new monograph this month, designed by fellow Dutch designer Irma Boom. Jongerius’ work is often a fusion of opposites, manufacturing and craft, traditional and

Le Gout 2

Dressing Green

Perhaps unfairly, the idea of eco-fashion still conjures up images Levellers-loving crusty types sporting hemp shoes and earrings crafted of fairy dust, acid flashbacks and  Somerset dew. However, things have


Poster girl

For those that haven’t been to Bristol, Broadmead is the somewhat run-down city centre shopping district which inspired Matt Lucas to write the Vicky Pollard sketch in TV comedy Little

A Modernist chair

We want to be modern

The National Museum in Warsaw launches a fascinating exhibition next week that will cover the country’s design history during the ‘post-thaw’ period of 1955 to 1968. The ten year period

A spread from the book

Graphic design history

‘I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I Want To Be There: The Expanding Field of Graphic Design 1900-2020,’ shouts the monochrome typographic cover of a new book in the

The main work space at El Paso

Restaurant residency

While Mexican food is probably more associated with Britney Spears’ infamously dark Taco Bell days than art, El Paso in east London is set to change that. The space was

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