News in Brief round-up

A round up of this week’s news in brief.


Australian interior design company Design Clarity has created the interiors for restaurant Din Tai Fung’s new location in Sydney’s new Central Park. 

Portland is working with gourmet pizza brand, PizzaLuxe, to help it evolve the look and feel and design of its restaurants.

Central Design Studio is working on the interiors of the new Bibigo restaurant in north London. The consultancy says: “The industrial shell references the spirit of the Hongdae area in Seoul, while the material palette adds a layer of warmth and texture.”

Imagination has appointed James Keane as digital creative lead on its Ford account. Keane is a former senior digital creative designer at JWT.

Airbnb has launched a new magazine, Pineapple. The brand says: “Harnessing Airbnb’s global community, the magazine will act as a platform for insider tips and local viewpoints from neighbourhoods across the globe. Pineapple will cover a wide variety of topics such as culture, art, food and style.”


New sleep brand Kiss the Moon, which specialises in in night-time beauty products, has launched its range of 100% natural beauty oils with packaging designed and created by ECHO Brand Design.


Cape and Cape, a new luxury brand of Rooibos and African Teas, has launched with brand positioning, identity and packaging design by Harrison:Fraser.

Stack has created a new visual brand identity for Retail Product Development International, which it says is “designed to bring the dynamism and spirit of the company to life”.

Destination Cleveland has installed the first prototype signs created by Applied, as part of its wayfinding strategy created for the US city.


Digital design consultancy magneticNorth has appointed Caroline Sotorrio to the newly created post of Managing Director. Caroline, who has been with the business since 2009 and previously led the production team, starts her role with immediate effect.

Communications agency Embrace has appointed James Holland as their new design director. Holland was previously at Interbrand for seven years, in both the London and New York offices, and has worked on the branding for Thomson Reuters and Pearson.

Dyson has committed a £1.5 billion investment to future technology, including a £1 billion for the research and development of new product technologies. The company says it is developing four new portfolios of technology, and will launch 100 new products around the world in the next four years. 


Following its rebrand of Glenfiddich, Purple Creative has created the Glenfiddich Gallery, a responsive and luxury e-tailing whisky website that allows malt lovers to create their own one-of-a-kind Glenfiddich.


Horse has created the name, brand identity and packaging for a range of new tea and coffee products, The Adventurous Blends of William Whistle.

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