Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:37

Architecture as Horrorshow

By dressing themselves in outscale vernacular references, big box supermarkets in the suburban hinterland inhabit the same psychotic territory as serial killer Ed Gein.

Published in Features
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:32

The Raoul Moat Manhunt

July’s massive police operation to track down a fleeing gunman created, via the media, a fascinating emotional landscape.

Published in Review

Sam Jacob discovers Barbra Streisand has “intense relationships with furniture” in her new book My Passion for Design, an ode to kitsch recreations and unrestrained antiquing that's part romcom, part confessional horror movie.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 06:00

Icon Minds

Icon presents two talks during Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26 May) that explore the theme of copying: a meditation on fakes inspired by visits to far-flung recreations of Venice and a library of cinematic MacGuffins – props that serve as plot devices in movies – created on 3D printers.

Published in News
Friday, 16 July 2010 08:49

Sex and the City 2

The shopping-and-sisterhood blockbuster is a vitally important text on the commodification of the city. And shoes.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 14:58

Election 2010

The British general election was a sorry spectacle of reused imagery drained of ideology.

Published in Review
Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:04

David Cameron’s face

The Conservatives' new poster campaign is pure 21st-century politics: the perfect fusion of medium and message, says Sam Jacob.

Published in Review
Monday, 21 December 2009 20:24

The Icon Lexicon

The defining definitions of the decade, compiled and composed by Edwin Heathcote, Sam Jacob, Ian Martin, Justin McGuirk and William Wiles.

Published in News
Friday, 21 August 2009 08:29

360° chair

Konstantin Grcic’s radical take on the office chair shatters the ergonomists’ monopoly on workplace design and turns a bumrest into a tool.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 10:58

49 Cities

Ideal and utopian urban plans are condensed, measured and compared in this fascinating study.

Published in Review
Friday, 14 August 2009 14:33

Alcoholic Architecture

Anyone for a lungful of gin and tonic? Bompas & Parr open a bar serving atomised drink, a new departure in atmospheric design.

Published in Review
Thursday, 23 August 2007 11:30

Manifesto #38 Sam Jacob/Fat | Architect

Manifesto #38 with architect Sam Jacob/Fat in London.

Published in MANIFESTOS
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