You will have to forgive the lack of writing and simply observe the work. There is so much to see and do, I will need a holiday when I return! The Tramshed – new venue, industrial, a little bit of 100% but over in the East. BMW’s collaboration with textile artists stood out – a […]
At a special (and rather fancy) reception last night at Claridges, co-hosted by The London Design Festival and Beijing Design Week (BJDW), the cities of Beijing and London formally announced a partnership that will see London become the official guest city at BJDW 2011. Following a pilot effort in 2009, BJDW will launch in 2011 […]
The penny has finally dropped…fully installed and growing by the minute, this delightfully interactive sculpture by Paul Cocksedge Studio attracts people like a magnet, literally. For every copper donated by the public, a pound will be donated by Orange to Barnardo’s.
Its official. Thomas Heatherwick has been awarded the London Design Medal! I can’t think of a more deserving winner. He’s talented, pushes boundaries like few of his generation and a thoroughly nice bloke to boot! Thomas Heatherwick commented: “It’s a huge honour and a great surprise to be given the London Design Medal. London is […]
The showcase installation in the Madejski Garden at the V&A (above). Clever to watch – Zieta has welded sheet metal, sealed the edges then pumped water, then air into the gap between the sheets to force the robot-produced shape into a custom and perfectly shaped 3D object. Here you can see him using […]
The capital is revving up for this year’s festival, launching this Saturday. There are the usual suspects, from 100%design to TENT, but this year there seems to be a discernible wobble. With the future of the Design Council under threat and Neville Brody’s Anti-Design Festival creating a rumble, it will be interesting to see how […]
London Calling_AusCreative_Feb-Mar10_pgs26-28_LR Australians excel in many fields overseas, and design is no different. Hot on the heels of Marc Newson’s (dubious) ‘Supercell’ project, which sat basking in the sunshine on London’s Southbank at the London Design Festival, were Ben Rousseau and Daniel + Emma. Jackie Hawkins gets acquainted. Exhibiting as part of Designersblock and 100%Futures […]