Probably, we all have a collection of coat hangers. On the other hand, I don’t imagine any of us would actually consider it a collection.
Paul Smith in his Covent Garden office (image: Dan Wilton) Since the launch of his first store in 1970, Paul Smith has mixed his fashion designs
David Rockwell is holding out his hands in the shape of a triangle. He is demonstrating, through the most rudimentary means, how a kaleidoscope works.
In the 1920s and early 30s, there was a fortuitous collision: cities soared upwards and outwards and silent film reached its apogee, before sound came
Richard Rogers has always urged people to consider the dialogue between structures in a cityscape, rather than just individual buildings – an interest that can
That’s a nice one,” says Peter Marigold, handing me a small plastic packet that he has labelled “Hula Hoop, 20 April”. Inside, there is a
There’s a maxim one occasionally hears in relation to Charles Jencks: “Always interesting, always wrong.” The point being that his omnivorous intellectual activity, despite greatly
The vertiginous Powers of Ten was directed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1977 for the computing giant IBM. While the film’s extraordinary vertical zoom,
The architect’s esoteric collection of objects plays past against present, with ancient Greek pots alongside Sex Pistols magazines. It is a theme she explores in
After considering the options for our rethink, we eventually agreed on Meccano. We loved it as kids and admired the vision and imagination of its