London studio A Practice for Everyday Life steals candy (or at least its packaging) from babies and reclaims it as a sophisticated snack for adults.
To help celebrate our centenary, Icon challenged food design studio Blanch & Shock to stretch the boundaries of sponge-based sculpture…
Christo, the artist who gift-wrapped the Pont Neuf and Reichstag, has spent years battling for permission to realise his extravagant installations. He talks to Icon about his ongoing struggle to cover six miles of the Arkansas river in metallic material and to build a pyramid with 410,000 oil barrels in Abu Dhabi.
For Icon's 100th issue, we asked cover stars from the past eight years to send us their best wishes in a birthday card. Here's the whole collection, including cards by Peter Eisenman, Matali Crasset, Atelier Van Lieshout, Daniel Eatock, Ben van Berkel and more.
Power of Making, an exhibition dedicated to contemporary craft, opened at the Victoria & Albert Museum last week. Curator Daniel Charny shared five of his most favourite designs with Icon in our August issue.
We celebrate 100 issues of Icon with an exploding cake by Blanch & Shock and birthday cards from eight years of cover stars. Plus we go behind the scenes at OMA, who also designed our cover, explore the architecture of the London Olympics, pick the best of this year’s design graduates and interview legendary artist Christo.
A major retrospective of postmodernism opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo dedicates a show to 1960s metabolism; jewellery by Picasso, Max Ernst and others is displayed in New York, and the London Design Festival kicks off in various venues around the city.
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