Monday, 11 August 2014 15:03

Patricia Urquiola

The Spanish designer was in London recently to take part in the Design Museum’s 25th birthday celebrations. She spoke to Icon about the changing role of product design in the digital age

Published in News
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 01:00

Icon 135: Countryside

Icon’s latest issue, available from 2 August, features an essay on the future of the countryside by Rem Koolhaas, as well as articles about digital farming, slaughterhouses and Wolfgang Buttress

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:57

Patch Of Sky by Fabrica

Fabrica's internet-connected ambient lights let the user share what's going on in the sky above them

Published in Video
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:45

Fabrica: Patch of Sky

The Italian research centre brings a touch of sentimentality to the rising tide of “smart” products with Patch of Sky – a set of connected lamps that show a travelling loved one what the weather is like back at home

Published in News

The history of computing isn’t a triumphal progress from Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine to the new MacBook Pro. In his book about vapourware, Paul Atkinson looks at designs that were too ahead of their time, ones that didn’t work, or were even fictional

Published in Features
Monday, 19 November 2012 16:24

Encoded Textiles by Raw Color

A Dutch design duo has created a machine that gives our ephemeral text message communication physical form – using bleach and lengths of coloured cotton.

Published in News
Monday, 11 June 2012 14:43

Icon magazine goes digital

The digital edition of Icon is now here. It's easy to access and intuitive to use. Sign up today for our free preview App.

Published in News
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: addiction

A centre in the US that treats digital addiction is becoming increasingly relevant as technology gets more enticing, says Hilarie Cash

Published in Features

The ultimate symbol of our throwaway culture has proved surprisingly enduring. In its 20th year, and despite some unfortunate associations, it’s still keeping up with the times.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:13

The Apple Ipad

Since the launch of the Apple iPad six months ago, the world of digital magazines has seen fevered activity and hyperbolic punditry.

Published in News

A review of the decade that never was, from icon’s fiction issue.

Published in News
Sunday, 29 November -0001 23:58

Virtual reality: virtually there

With recent launches from all of the big players, 2017 could be the year that virtual reality finally lives up to its promise

Published in Features
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