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New era in cruise ship design

New era in cruise ship design

Cruise ships have always been associated  with style and glamour. But as customers’ expectations increase, the demands on the cruise companies to provide ever more luxurious accommodation and facilities grow. In their bid to stay well ahead of the competition veteran cruise line Holland America, which has been operating vacation cruises since 1895, has commissioned(…)

Surprise triumph for Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre in the 2014 Stirling Prize for Architecture

Surprise triumph for Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre in the 2014 Stirling Prize for Architecture

Great buildings can, and should, inspire. With that in mind, we are delighted to see the architects of the Everyman Theatre get the recognition they deserve. Creating a building with fantastic functionality and aesthetics is one thing, but creating a building with real soul is quite another. Architects Haworth Tompkins were therefore taking on quite a(…)

Design is for everyday

Design is for everyday

 Describe a product as “designer” and most people will immediately bring to mind something high-end, top of the range and, above all, expensive. Yet this is to miss the point of design. True design is about taking an object –  any object- and making it better. The end goal may be it to make it more(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Farrell Construction Earns National Building of the Year Award

Farrell Construction Earns National Building of the Year Award

Farrell Construction was honored with the 2013 National Building of the Year award by Metallic Building Company for their design-build project for Crowder College’s satellite office in Jane, Mo. Farrell Construction received the award at a recent Metallic National Sales Meeting in Carlsbad, Cali. Neosho, MO (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Farrell Construction was recently honored(…)