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The designer behind Japanese studio Nendo, picks five understated things that enhance daily life – “making our days interesting and rich.”

James Turrell

29 October 2012

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.

The Barbican's exhibition devoted to Britain's national fantasy figure and his secret service toys invited us to think of James Bond as a kind of design object. As the new Bond film opens, here's Will Wiles on "the drone strike in a dinner jacket".

Published in Reviews 2012

Touch of Glass

24 October 2012

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.

The Icon Awards 2012

19 October 2012

The inaugural Icon Awards will celebrate the best in architecture and design from Britain and across the world. Vote now in our people’s choice award: Icon of the year.


Manchester studio MayNinth decided to test its mettle by declaring war on the image of one of its least favourite institutions.

Published in NEWS

Light Jars

15 October 2012

Oslo-based designer Kristine Five Melvaer has created a family of lighting pieces that tell a story with their shapes and materials.

Patrick Keiller's installation at Tate Britain takes us on a tour of the film-maker's influences but, says Agata Pyzik, we should see it as a call to action rather than casual observation.

Published in Reviews 2012

Rebel Cities

10 October 2012

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.

Published in NEWS
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