The week in design

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.

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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”.

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