• World Expo 2015 : Milan

    Veronica Simpson writes from Expo 2015 in Milan, where she observes there’s no better place to discover the universality of good design.

  • Brief Encounters

    Veronica Simpson flies the flag for local makers, producers and entrepreneurs.

  • Third Age Architecture

    As the number of over-60s grows both in the UK and around the world, the provision of good quality accommodation is becoming vital, reports Veronica Simpson.

  • Design recovery: Enlightening hospital design

    Fancy spending a morning in Whittington Hospital’s Ambulatory Care centre? Thanks to some enlightened design and client thinking, you might not find it such a bleak place after all…

  • The Jane, Antwerp

    A disused military chapel has been reinvented as one of the hottest restaurants in town, thanks to the skills of Piet Boon and lighting specialist .PSLAB.

  • Veronica Simpson on the Craft Council’s Make: Shift conference

    Worried about the typical design student’s lack of knowledge and contacts with industry, one enterprising graduate has set out to catalogue all the talent that’s available in her back yard.

  • Veronica Simpson on how design is making hospitals safer

    Veronica Simpson praises a simple and resourceful design intervention that brings clarity to users of hospital A&E units – and reinforces its impact with hard data