Our most-read stories of the week
1. A new glass floor at the Eiffel Tower has been unveiled as part of the Parisian landmark’s £23.5 million renovation.
2. Children’s ride-on suitcase brand Trunki has blamed “copycats” after moving into the red with a £1.5 million annual pre-tax loss.
3. Payday loan company Wonga is considering a rebrand and name change as it aims to limit damage after writing off more than 300 000 loans, according to reports.
Our most popular Tweet of the week
— Design Week (@Design_Week) October 7, 2014
Our favourite Tweets of the week
This sign is supposed to show you which things are forbidden. But it actually creates the coolest dog ever. pic.twitter.com/kCL9RYnDWx
— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) September 1, 2014
Artist Patrick Caulfield’s grave in Highgate Cemetery (via Reddit) pic.twitter.com/xNT2TGjUsN
— Holly Brockwell (@hollybrocks) October 7, 2014
— Thomas Walker (@tommypocket) October 7, 2014
Image of the week
Just one of the brilliantly creepy images of Scarfolk , which can be seen in a new book about the imaginary 1970s town.
Quote of the week
“This project has been a great example of how complex challenges that layer in brand, product and experience – online and offline – need to be handled now.” Martin Lawless of The Chase talks about the collaborative design process behind Tesco’s hudl2 tablet.
Our favourite website
MTV has a nice infographic showing the most-mentioned brands in the history of hip-hop.
Design stories in the national press
Japanese designer Tomomi Sayuda has made a special role-playing kit for office workers, to help relieve stress at work. The BBC takes a look.
Some owners of Apple’s iPhone 6 claim the phone is snagging and pulling out their head or facial hair. The Daily Mail (of course) is on the case.
The Telegraph takes a look at Alien: “the perfect film poster”.