The designer behind Japanese studio Nendo, picks five understated things that enhance daily life – “making our days interesting and rich.”
The Californian artist’s work has long questioned how we perceive colour and light, and now he’s doing the same with sound and space.
Traditional French crystal maker Baccarat and Spanish designer Jaime Hayón are working together to create a body of work combining the old and the new – including a 170-year-old goblet design that now has Mickey Mouse ears.
Before the completion of Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern extension, the gallery has opened up a series of underground oil tanks to host performance art.
Manchester studio MayNinth decided to test its mettle by declaring war on the image of one of its least favourite institutions.
Oslo-based designer Kristine Five Melvaer has created a family of lighting pieces that tell a story with their shapes and materials.
In his latest book the radical geographer David Harvey examines the idea of the “right to the city” and looks at ways in which urban populations around the world can reclaim the spaces that couldn’t work without them, but which they rarely control.
A restoration project has brought the crumbling ruins of a Lisbon theatre back to life by enclosing them in vast planes of terracotta concrete.
Troika's experiments with light offer intriguing narratives on everything from truth in digital photography to the British weather. This month, the London-based trio will design a project room for Biennale Interieur (20-28 October) that imagines the future of living spaces.
Issue 113 of Icon is devoted to “Space”. In our exploration of the Second Space Age we visit Spaceport America, and we report on designs of experimental spacesuits for Mars. We also meet the artist Tom Sachs who carries out simulated DIY “missions” to the Moon and Mars.
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