subscribe

Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles

What if fashion could capture carbon instead of being a major contributor to the world’s emissions? Post Carbon Lab designer DJ Lin explains the studio’s research into algae-based textiles

Design
23.11.22

Alvaro Barrington basketball court in Bethnal Green initiated by the London Lions

Art and basketball combine to help East London borough with highest child poverty rate

Architecture
22.11.22

Margent Farm partners with eco-conscious social enterprise to build affordable tiny house

Non-profit social enterprise Common Knowledge has taught 120 people to build mobile tiny homes using innovative hemp corrugated panels and other eco-conscious materials

Architecture
21.11.22

FRAMA creates minimalist interior for a retail space in Williamsburg

The Copenhagen-based design brand transformed 7115 by Szeki, a contemporary boutique in the heart of Brooklyn, using natural and reclaimed materials

Architecture
18.11.22

Design

Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles

The Carpenters’ Line at Japan House London showcases 1300 years of woodworking mastery from Hida

From the Archive: A short history of the Sony Walkman

The story of Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER is told in a new monograph

What if brand experiences were designed to trigger emotions?

The designers using food waste to create furniture pieces

Lab La Bla takes a new look at Yngve Ekström’s Lamino chair

JOY launches exclusive chair for multi-brand retailer Très Bien in London

Design Icon: The Fiat Nuova Cinquecento brought driving to the Italian masses




Architecture

Alvaro Barrington basketball court in Bethnal Green initiated by the London Lions

Art and basketball combine to help East London borough with highest child poverty rate

Architecture
22.11.22

Margent Farm partners with eco-conscious social enterprise to build affordable tiny house

Non-profit social enterprise Common Knowledge has taught 120 people to build mobile tiny homes using innovative hemp corrugated panels and other eco-conscious materials

Architecture
21.11.22

FRAMA creates minimalist interior for a retail space in Williamsburg

The Copenhagen-based design brand transformed 7115 by Szeki, a contemporary boutique in the heart of Brooklyn, using natural and reclaimed materials

Architecture
18.11.22

Cities

Mecanoo-designed Manchester district completes

In Nice, a new neighbourhood covered in plants emerges

‘Modernist Glade’ created in Milton Keynes by Hayatsu Architects and Tue Greenfort

‘15-minute city’ idea wins Obel Award

London’s Design District opens on Greenwich Peninsula

Paris plans first ‘zero-carbon’ neighbourhood

New book explores the cultural and social history of the London pub

South Kensington installations propose greener London

Social housing and the hopes of young Londoners: Ayo Akingbade’s A Glittering City


Design

Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles

What if fashion could capture carbon instead of being a major contributor to the world’s emissions? Post Carbon Lab designer DJ Lin explains the studio’s research into algae-based textiles

Design
23.11.22

The Carpenters’ Line at Japan House London showcases 1300 years of woodworking mastery from Hida

The new exhibition explores the art of master woodworking from Japan’s well-known region, highlighting both traditional and contemporary practices

Design
15.11.22

From the Archive: A short history of the Sony Walkman

Long before the iPod was on the scene, Sony’s portable cassette player The Walkman changed the way people listen to music

Design
15.11.22

Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality


Opinion

Why using local products and materials may not be an easy option but it is worth it

Designing local isn’t easy. It may bring extra complications but there are good reasons why it’s worth going the extra mile

Opinion
16.11.22

The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed

We need to do more to expand access to the profession from a young age, says Nisha Kurian

Opinion
14.11.22

What if brand experiences were designed to trigger emotions?

Thinking beyond the instagrammable, what if spaces were designed to trigger specific emotions, such as hope? Or a sense of calm, intrigue, surprise? Creative Director of LOVE, Russell Ashdown, shares his thoughts

Design
10.11.22

Digital Issue

ICON 209 : Autumn 2022

ICON 208 : Summer 2022

ICON 207 : Spring 2022

ICON 206: Winter 2021

ICON 205: Autumn 2021

ICON 204: Summer 2021

ICON 203: Spring 2021

ICON 202: Winter 2020

ICON 201: Autumn 2020