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.
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.
The shopping-and-sisterhood blockbuster is a vitally important text on the commodification of the city. And shoes.
The Conservatives' new poster campaign is pure 21st-century politics: the perfect fusion of medium and message, says Sam Jacob.
The defining definitions of the decade, compiled and composed by Edwin Heathcote, Sam Jacob, Ian Martin, Justin McGuirk and William Wiles.
Konstantin Grcic’s radical take on the office chair shatters the ergonomists’ monopoly on workplace design and turns a bumrest into a tool.
Anyone for a lungful of gin and tonic? Bompas & Parr open a bar serving atomised drink, a new departure in atmospheric design.