Equipped with nicotine cartridges in various flavours and a screw-in battery pack, Skycig smokeless cigarettes promise a “perfect alternative to traditional cigs”. But can an electronic stick really replace the rituals and sensations associated with smoking? Here’s our review.
William Wiles finds that Serbia’s creative industries give reason to be hopeful as tensions run high after the arrest of Ratko Mladic.
The design festival made quite an impression (literally, in the case of Lulu Guinness’s Pin Art Machine) in this, its second year, with more than 150 events, an impressive array of exhibitors and a Victorian prison teeming with emerging designers.
William Wiles finds a dinner-based exploration of protests and policing hard to swallow (unlike the dreamy dessert).
How long must the breakfast tables of the middle classes groan under this paper mountain of grainy paparazzi shots, illegible layouts and faux Victoriana, asks Charles Holland?
“I have never called myself a fashion designer,” says Issey Miyake. It sounds like a contradiction from someone who has been designing clothes for 40 years and who built Japan’s most famous fashion brand in the process. So what is he?
In celebration of the redesign, Icon hosted a party at the Dray Walk gallery, the Old Truman Brewery on Brick lane. The night was a great success with special thanks to Asahi, Millers Gin and the tasty treats from Soffles.
Boiled leather furnishings, a collapsible bicycle and a socket light scoop prizes at the annual showcase for graduate designers.
The show-stopper at this year’s Royal College of Art graduate show was a plug. About time someone tackled the UK’s clunky electrics.
Giant, empty snow globes and a shelving system made from white shoe boxes were just a few of the products in Maison Martin Margiela's interior design debut in Milan, entitled Mat, Satiné, Brilliant.
For our special 50th issue we asked 50 of the most influential architects, designers and thinkers to tell us what they believe in.