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Meet the couple who designed and built a tiny house holiday home in Dorset

Scott and Caroline designed and built The Bide by hand during lockdown. A labour of love, the design combines the couple’s passion for contemporary design and interiors

Architecture
01.12.22

Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

Taking inspiration from specific sculptures and installations, the groundbreaking artist layers pattern and multiple craft techniques to create a unique collection for Knoll Textiles

Design
01.12.22

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Designed in the fifties, the Egg Chair is a design classic that has become one of the most recognisable and copied chairs of all time

Design
30.11.22

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion

Entitled Exploding Fashion: from 2D to 3D animation and Mirror Mirror - Fashion & The Psych, the exhibitions explore the mystique of the fashion design process and how clothing shapes identity

Design
29.11.22

Design

Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion

10 graphic designers around the world you should follow

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

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




Architecture

Meet the couple who designed and built a tiny house holiday home in Dorset

Scott and Caroline designed and built The Bide by hand during lockdown. A labour of love, the design combines the couple’s passion for contemporary design and interiors

Architecture
01.12.22

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

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

Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

Taking inspiration from specific sculptures and installations, the groundbreaking artist layers pattern and multiple craft techniques to create a unique collection for Knoll Textiles

Design
01.12.22

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Designed in the fifties, the Egg Chair is a design classic that has become one of the most recognisable and copied chairs of all time

Design
30.11.22

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion

Entitled Exploding Fashion: from 2D to 3D animation and Mirror Mirror - Fashion & The Psych, the exhibitions explore the mystique of the fashion design process and how clothing shapes identity

Design
29.11.22

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

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

Its design proved so universal – and disposable – that it’s now facing bans. But, asks Tara Okeke, was this the future the bag’s Swedish inventor expected?

Opinion
28.11.22

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

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