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There is nothing ‘super’ about superyachts

From Bezos' Y721 to Abramovich’s Ecstasea, these are playthings of the uber-rich with designations that call to mind an eau de toilette or knock-off Nokia

Crimes Against Design
29.09.21

PVC perils: why bouncy castles are a design nightmare

The inflatable play-houses are more than just lurid eyesores – their use is bound up with plastic waste and social inequality

Crimes Against Design
06.08.21

Crimes Against Design: Downing Street’s briefing room

At a cost of £2.6m, the UK government's new press briefing room is nothing more than a vanity project, argues Matthew Ponsford

Crimes Against Design
31.03.21

Why on earth are we so obsessed with terrazzo?

From Instagram-friendly bathrooms to gimmicky phone cases, terrazzo has become nothing short of a viral design trend

Crimes Against Design
19.03.21

Gyms are a crime against design

The commercial cult of the body is invading our urban spaces, argues Edwin Heathcote

Crimes Against Design
19.12.20
apple credit card

Inconvenient and overdesigned, Apple’s credit card may just be its next success story

Crimes Against Design
14.05.20
The supermarket makes consumption as easy as breathing

The supermarket makes consumption as easy as breathing

Crimes Against Design
30.03.20

Electricity pylons: blots on the landscapes that they litter

Crimes Against Design
20.03.20

Why LEDs are not our lighting saviour

Crimes Against Design
07.01.20

Leaf blowers: The noisy, disruptive nuisance that soundtracks autumn

Crimes Against Design
08.11.19

‘Poor doors’ show that access isn’t for everyone in London

Crimes Against Design
26.10.19

Why building with concrete has sparked a backlash among architects

Crimes Against Design
26.09.19

Plastic, disposable and ugly: Why toothbrushes are a crime against design

Crimes Against Design
29.08.19

Anti-homeless spikes are one way design is used as a weapon against people

Crimes Against Design
07.05.19

The major flaw in the EpiPen’s design

Crimes Against Design
07.02.19

Gyratory systems

Crimes Against Design
15.10.18

The tiny home illusion

Crimes Against Design
28.08.18

Crimes against design: Holiday souvenirs

Crimes Against Design
20.08.18

Facadism is not visionary repurposing of buildings, it’s lazy and cheap

Crimes Against Design
13.07.18

The lanyard: tedious and wasteful

Crimes Against Design
30.05.18

Crimes Against Design: Watches

Crimes Against Design
07.03.18

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