"To tell you the truth, fashion doesn't interest me in the slightest," says Bruno Basso of London fashion house Basso and Brooke.
Author and design critic Rick Poynor takes a hard look at his own profession and finds that, despite living in an age when everyone's a critic, real criticism is almost impossible to find.
The oversized ape's real co-star in this lengthy blockbuster is the recreation of 1933 New York.

It's a cold Tuesday morning in Rotterdam, and my photographer and I are standing in front of an uninteresting brick building on the docks. We came here to do a story about a warehouse full of designers.

Comicbook artist, advertising model, magazine editor, comedy scriptwriter, saviour of the Czech porcelain industry. And he's only 29.

"We first thought about broccoli, two metres high, but it was too expensive," says Franz Sumnitsch, partner of Austrian architects BKK3. The practice has just installed 104 giant blades of grass outside an office building in its home town of Vienna.
Robert Bevan's Keenly observed account of the deliberate destruction of buildings is a reminder that architecture is a cultural fault line, especially in times of conflict.

"It's rural Germany, so I think of it as grey. Like in a Richter painting," says architect Nikolaus Hirsch, as we drive through the pea-souper that descends on the hills of the Hunsrueck in the winter months. The fog has a tangible thickness, like the overpainting on a Gerhard Richter canvas, making the landscape remote and unreal.

Contemporary furniture is migrating out of the showroom and into the gallery and auction house as collectors snap up the work of leading figures such as Ron Arad and Zaha Hadid. And a new hybrid category known as "design art" has emerged to describe limited edition, contemporary collectible pieces that sit midway between the humble world of furniture and the rarified world of art.