Our most-read stories of the week
1. Nokia’s design team is transferring to Microsoft as part of the £4.6 billion deal for the Finnish company’s Devices & Services business.
2. JKR has created a new identity and packaging for Flora as part of a £12 million boost for the margarine brand.
3. YouTube is rolling out a new ‘play’ logo to its social media and app platforms, but retaining its existing identity on the desktop site.
Our most popular Tweet of the week
— Design Week (@Design_Week) September 2, 2013
Our favourite Tweets of the week
Yahoo! unveils 30 tones of voice in 30 days http://t.co/aKkTYFAdiY
— Asbury & Asbury (@asburyandasbury) August 30, 2013
Here’s what happens when a professional illustrator lets her 4 year old enhance her drawings: http://t.co/vCYFaOnWMS
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) September 1, 2013
Whoever makes up the London road names is getting lazy… pic.twitter.com/NUashqPSPm
— Brendan Murphy (@notmurphy) August 30, 2013
Quote of the week
‘Blow bugle blow. Set the wild echoes flying.’ Lines from Tennyson’s The Splendour Falls, set to music by Benjamin Britten in the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, feature on a 50p coin released to mark the centernary of the composer’s birth.
Image of the week
Meekyoung Shin’s Toilet project takes art out of the gallery and into the bathroom. Shin has created a series of soap busts, which will ‘weather’ in time as people wash their hands with them.
Our favourite website
Fill the Silence – a website full of true facts for filling awkward pauses in conversations. Perfect for that next dinner party…
Design stories in the national press
The Telegraph has perhaps the best report about the Rafael Viñoly-designed Walkie Talkie tower in London, the curvature of which is creating a beam of sunlight so strong it’s melting cars. When the paper sent correspondent Harry Wallop down to investigate, the heat-ray was so intense that it set fire to his hair…