Monthly Archives: September 2014

Our 5 favourites from London Design Festival at V&A 2014

Our 5 favourites from London Design Festival at V&A 2014

At the conclusion of another highly successful London Design Week (13th to 21st September) , Rachael Steven takes a look at some of the highlights from the V&A’s London Design Festival programme, including graphic mosaics, nightmarish 3D sculptures and a mesmerising experiment with light… Crest is an ultra-thin sculpture made from eight millimetre-thick aluminium, installed over a pool(…)

Stylish design features in the new Ford S-Max

Stylish design features in the new Ford S-Max

Photos of the all new S-Max  have  just been released by Ford this week ahead of its appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Style may not be a word you would normally equate with Ford, but in this all-new model  of the long-popular S-Max it’s easy to see the designers have kept a mindful(…)

Glass and Concrete make an innovative combo

Glass and Concrete make an innovative combo

Showcasing their  talents at 100% Design show in London later this week will be glass splashback designer, Emma Britton and concrete designer/maker, Matthew Redgate of Redgate Design. This will be the 4th year at the show for Emma who has established a name for herself producing bespoke glass splashbacks in designs ranging from floral patterns(…)

Is high-tech gadgetry about to take over our kitchen designs?

Is high-tech gadgetry about to take over our kitchen designs?

Are holographic dining and internet-connected high tech gadgetry about to transform our kitchens? Gemma Morris, Sky News Reporter, discusses the possible future of our cooking experience. Manufacturers are scrambling to be first past the post with innovative ideas that can transform our kitchens into technological hubs, a lifestyle expert has told Sky News. The kitchen(…)

MINI’s new supercar vision

MINI’s new supercar vision

Salon Prive, the British Supercar Show in London last week, saw the UK debut of Mini’s latest concept car -the MINI Superleggera Vision– a mixture of British heritage and Italian design flare. Reporting in The Telegraph, 3/9/14 Paul Hudson writes: Sleek styling and hand-made Italian coachwork combine in Mini’s latest concept car. The Mini Superleggera(…)

Scottish Fashion Awards induct Vivienne Westwood into Hall of Fame

Scottish Fashion Awards induct Vivienne Westwood into Hall of Fame

 The designer, 73, who has influenced clothing design since the mid-70s when she unleashed her controversial punk designs on an unsuspecting public, was inducted in the awards’ Hall of Fame for making a “significant contribution to Scottish fashion and industry”. Those previously honoured include model Stella Tennant and photographer Rankin. The awards’ founder, Tessa Hartmann,(…)

Winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2014

Winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2014

Winner of this year’s Carbuncle Prize was announced yesterday. The Carbuncle Cup, launched in 2006 by the magazine “Building Design” is a humourous response  to a piece of architecture that the panel of critics select as “the ugliest building in the United Kingdom completed in the last 12 months” Reporting for the magazine bdonline, Thomas(…)

European Hotel Design Awards: 2014

European Hotel Design Awards: 2014

Judging is currently underway for the 16th annual European Hotel Design Awards organised by Sleeper magazine, and entries this year are exciting and diverse as ever. Luxury is in abundance with an inspiring interplay between contemporary and classic design in all shapes and forms. The UK is well represented. London hotels, Ham Yard Hotel in(…)