Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:31

Dulux paint

A bad DIY experience prompted the designers at Founded to redesign the humble paint can as a container that saves space, time and effort, as well as being easy on the eye.

Published in Rethink
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: Egypt

Desperate to contain a growing revolt last year, Egypt's doomed Mubarak regime clamped down on phone use. Ramy Raoof was there

Published in Features
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: London riots

As the London riots showed, youth culture is permeated by mobile phones – and the Blackberry in particular. Kieran Yates reports

Published in Features
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: Foxconn

Foxconn, the largest electronics manufacturer in the world, is Apple's biggest supplier and conditions in its factory cities in China have driven workers to suicide. Jenny Chan tells us more about life on the factory floor

Published in Features
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: camera phones

The ubiquitous presence of the camera phone today means no event, whether mundane or spectacular, escapes public attention, says James Bridle

Published in Features
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: privacy

Mobile phones appear to offer independence and privacy, but in reality we are more exposed than ever before, says Jay Owens

Published in Features
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: cell phone towers

Meet the San Diego manufacturer bringing a touch of the woodland to the communications tower. Lyra Kilston reports

Published in Features
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
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: no signal

Has the mobile phone killed suspense? What would happen if our lone hero could get a signal? Will Wiles on the contemporary screenwriter's cellular agony

Published in Features
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: BERG

Matt Jones of BERG says that in the not-too distant future man's best friend and faithful companion will be his phone

Published in Features
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:11

Quinta do Portal by Álvaro Siza

Modernist master Álvaro Siza’s rather sober winery building in Portugal is a refreshing contrast to its more raucous peers.

Published in News
Monday, 26 March 2012 10:21

House in Seya by Suppose Design Office

The latest creation by experimental Japanese firm Suppose Design Office is part home, part garden, but neither is quite complete.

Published in News
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 00:00

Mobile phones: Will Self

For our mobile phones special, novelist Will Self muses on signals - are teenagers who use phones to navigate the city and co-ordinate liaisons like bats who find each other in the dark using echolocation? For more on the meaning of the mobile phone, pick up a copy of Icon 106.

Published in Features
Thursday, 15 March 2012 12:19

OCT Design Museum by Studio Pei-Zhu

Pei Zhu, one of China’s most prominent architects, has landed a new intergalactic museum on the waterfront in Shenzhen.

Published in News
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:53

Open Outcry: Simon Dance Design Furniture

Artist Mary Ellen Carroll worked with British studio Simon Dance Design and a mathematician to create a set of furniture that lets you manipulate conversation.

Published in News
Friday, 02 March 2012 14:06

Icon 106: Mobile Phones

Over 22 pages of this special issue of Icon, we bring together designers, writers and experts to consider the meaning of the world’s most important object, the mobile phone.

Published in NEWS