Bookmarks (60)

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    How young studio Vaarnii is making the most of Finland’s timber resources

    The furniture company creates beautifully simple designs using Finnish pine and works with local craftspeople and...

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    Remote architecture in the Nordic wilderness

    From Iceland to Norway, building in remote rural spots requires an entirely different way of thinking...

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    The founders of Milan digital gallery Vaspaar share how they bring the art of collecting to life

    From Vaspaar, their Milan digital gallery, Andrea Grecucci and Kaisha Davierwalla sell classics of midcentury design...

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    On Helsinki’s archipelago Pekka Littow’s Majamaja eco cabins are inspired by the local architecture

    Just a 15-minute boat ride from Helsinki, the waterside off-grid cabins designed by architect Pekka Littow...

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    Clerkenwell Design Week announces new partnership for scaled up return to EC1

    Clerkenwell Design Week, the UK’s leading design festival, returns to London between 23 – 25 May...

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    In Memoriam: Balkrishna V. Doshi (1927- 2023)

    The 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner was one of India’s most influential architects, celebrated for his...

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    Anglo-Dutch architecture firm Studio Woodroffe Papa completes mixed-use housing scheme in London

    A new residential development in Southwark embraces a European model of collective housing with the aim...

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    What the fight for inclusion needs in 2023

    Don’t let fear of getting it wrong stop you from trying to do the right thing,...

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    AD Architecture reimagines an art and exhibition venue in Shiyihe

    The new building intends to introduce commercial art to the residents of Shiyihe, China, and help...

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    A short history of the Bubble Chair

    Eero Aarnio’s iconic Bubble Chair is a clear, ball-shaped seat that hangs from the ceiling Photography...

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    Why brand space needs pace: what we can learn from the art of filmmaking

    Creative Director of LOVE, Russell Ashdown, shares how filmmakers use pace for dramatic effect and how designers...

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    Mobile Architectural Office unveils low-carbon building in Paris

    Nestled on the corner of rue Robert Blache and rue du Terrage, the practice seeks to...

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    Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

    Working in rainbow-bright colours and bold patterns, Yinka Ilori puts a welcome face on public spaces,...

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    Architecture firm Atelier L’Abri designs all-white house in Québec

    Designed for a family of four, the modern residence allows its occupants to escape the hustle...

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    Ametis Ring Experience by GRAFF

    GRAFF’s iconic Ametis Collection leads the way in luxury spa showering Designed by Davide Oppizzi, the...

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    From the Archive: A short history of the Bauhaus

    The Bauhaus lasted less than 15 years but its influence has extended for a century The...

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    Architecture Icon: Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium is noted for its humanistic approach to modernism

    Situated a two-hour drive west of Helsinki, the former tuberculosis sanatorium takes a humanistic approach to...

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    Shanghai-based art museum Power Station of Art (PSA) and CHANEL Culture Fund highlight the art of craft in China

    The first season of the Next Cultural Producer programme, and a series of exhibitions, is on...

  • Christ & Gantenbein adds a contemporary touch to a grade II listed building in London

    The UK House, a mixed-use building located at a prestigious West End address on Oxford Street,...

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    Carl Hansen & Søn launches apprenticeship programme to train future makers

    The apprenticeship workshop, entitled The LAB, aims to preserve the quality and craftsmanship of Denmark Photography...

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    From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

    Designed in the fifties, the Egg Chair is a design classic that has become one of...

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    Self-care brand Reia collaborates with illustrator Charlotte Trounce on limited edition gift set

    As the year draws to a close, the collaborative gift set, which is available now, focuses...

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    Design Museum Gent uses bricks manufactured from municipal waste in upcoming renovation

    The low carbon bricks have been developed for the construction of the new wing of the...

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    Studio Jey pairs architectural features with bespoke furnishings at The Fall

    The London-based design duo has collaborated with The Fall to design its new retail concept store...

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    Hong Kong’s M+ retrospective celebrates Yayoi Kusama’s 70-year creative outpouring

    A new exhibition at M+, Hong Kong’s global museum of visual culture, peels back Kusama’s complex...

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    Iittala celebrates Alvar Aalto and Oiva Toikka with new collections launching in 2023

    To mark Alvar Aalto’s 125th birthday in 2023, Finnish design brand Iittala will be launching a...

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    Canadian art studio Daily tous les jours unveils sculptural series Daydreamer

    The contemporary benches combine music, light and design for a collective experience in public spaces Montréal-based...

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    citizenM opens new art-filled properties in Miami and Chicago

    The Dutch brand expands its reach with two colourful, design-led hotels in the US Photography courtesy...

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    Espoo Museum of Modern Art unveils its new Kakkonen Collection of the finest Finnish glass and ceramics

    Espoo’s EMMA art museum showcases a unique collection of exquisite Finnish glass and ceramics Photography by...

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    London’s biggest showroom of vintage Scandinavian furniture opens in Hackney Wick

    This industrial space, perched next to a canal in East London, features a rolling supply of...

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    Discover Boss Design’s sustainability journey and latest launch Sia

    Boss Design shares insights on how their latest task chair, Sia, reimagines what’s possible in today’s...

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    Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world

    Modern life can be overwhelming. As dynamic and exuberant as urban living can be, it is...

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    Architectural firm Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli completes Brixen Public Library in South Tyrol

    The Brixen Public Library in South Tyrol is a hybrid urban living room and vibrant community...

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    ICON 210 : Winter 2022

    In ICON 210, we journey from Helsinki to Turku and beyond to bring you the architecture...

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    Meet the couple who designed and built a tiny house holiday home in Dorset

    Scott and Caroline designed and built The Bide by hand during lockdown. A labour of love,...

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    Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

    Taking inspiration from specific sculptures and installations, the groundbreaking artist layers pattern and multiple craft techniques...

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    Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

    Its design proved so universal – and disposable – that it’s now facing bans. But, asks...

  • Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles

    What if fashion could capture carbon instead of being a major contributor to the world’s emissions?...

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    Alvaro Barrington basketball court in Bethnal Green initiated by the London Lions

    Art and basketball combine to help East London borough with highest child poverty rate Words by...

  • Franz Haller’s iconic Buchli house at USM’s Münsingen campus in Switzerland is back in use

    Now with a new lease of life as a guest house for corporate visitors, Fritz Haller’s...

  • Why using local products and materials may not be an easy option but it is worth it

    Designing local isn’t easy. It may bring extra complications but there are good reasons why it’s...

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    From the Archive: A short history of the Sony Walkman

    Sony’s portable cassette player The Walkman changed the way people listen to music long before the...

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    The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed

    We need to do more to expand access to the profession from a young age Wealdstone...

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    The story of Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER is told in a new monograph

    Benjamin Hubert’s design journey has been captured between the covers of a tactile hardback that gives...

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    Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary

    The Guggenheim opened its museum in Bilbao 25 years ago, transforming a once industrial city into a vibrant tourism...

  • Beyond the Box Consultants launch second iteration of the People’s Pavilion

    The competition invites young people to work in partnership with professionals from the design, construction and...

  • Margent Farm partners with eco-conscious social enterprise to build affordable tiny house

    Non-profit social enterprise Common Knowledge has taught 120 people to build mobile tiny homes using innovative...

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    Lab La Bla takes a new look at Yngve Ekström’s Lamino chair

    Yngve Ekström’s 1956 Lamino chair is a well-loved classic of Swedish design. Now it has been...

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    FRAMA creates minimalist interior for a retail space in Williamsburg

    The Copenhagen-based design brand transformed 7115 by Szeki, a contemporary boutique in the heart of Brooklyn,...

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    JOY launches exclusive chair for multi-brand retailer Très Bien in London

    Swedish design brand JOY Objects joined forces with Très Bien in Soho to launch Snow &...