Monday, 14 December 2009 16:11

The City & The City

A fantastical tale of two eastern European cities that coexist in one place enchants William Wiles.

Published in Review
Monday, 19 October 2009 10:00

Design For Life

Tonight is the finale of Design For Life, the BBC2 reality show in which young Brits compete for a placement in Philippe Starck’s studio in Paris. Here’s what we thought of the first couple of episodes, from icon 077.

Published in Review
Friday, 18 September 2009 11:02

Telling Tales

The V&A’s exploration of fantasy and fear in contemporary design is light on comforting bedtime stories and heavy on anxiety.

Published in Review
Friday, 11 September 2009 12:20


How a guerrilla hero become a T-shirt logo – a new film tells the strange and fascinating story of the world’s first viral image.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 20:31

Peter Marigold

Peter Marigold is looking for a tree.

Published in Features
Friday, 14 August 2009 12:50

Synecdoche, New York

A man builds a second Manhattan in a warehouse and wrestles with the big questions of death, truth and reality in Charlie Kaufman's new film.

Published in Review
Friday, 14 August 2009 10:09

Urban Farming

Something unbelievable has happened: farming has become fashionable. But only if you're doing it in the middle of a city

Published in Features
Friday, 14 August 2009 07:55

JG Ballard

With the death of JG Ballard in April, modern architecture lost one of its strangest and most powerful advocates.

Published in Icon of the Month
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 09:43

Limited Edition

Packed with interviews and photographs, this is a first-rate survey of the "design art" scene.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 07:34


Masked vigilantes put the psycho into psychogeography in Zack Snyder's ultraviolent film, a tirade against the evils of the city.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 04 August 2009 08:50


When Muzak, the company that pioneered piped music, announced in February 2009 that it was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, some of the commentary was less than sober

Published in Icon of the Month
Friday, 19 June 2009 07:50

Hidden Forms

Collecting everyday design can seem like an end in itself, so it’s good to see the mundane treasure of a Swiss professor made useful in this ingenious book.

Published in Review
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