• Get down to it

    Leading designers give us the lowdown on their flooring choices

  • Get real!

    While the demise of the workplace desk may be more than rumour, the way forward isn’t a totally virtual one, argues Philip Tidd

  • Design in focus

    More comfortable behind her camera than promoting herself, design journalist and photographer Barbara Chandler is persuaded by Aidan Walker that they should have a chat...

  • Boxfresh opens at Boxpark

    A mall made of old shipping containers may not be everyone's ideal shopping destination, but the idea is perfectly suited to the entrepreneurial, make do-and-mend spirit of London's creative East End, where Boxpark Shoreditch opened earlier this year. The temporary development at Bethnal Green Road packs innovative invitation-only brands, eating places and galleries into a unique space made of 60 individually decorated shipping storage boxes.

  • City in the Clouds

    Visiting Germany-based artist Tomas Saraceno's new installation in New York City's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a bit like viewing the Manhattan skyline through a fairground fun house. Inside the geometric bubbles of polished steel and clear Plexiglass, visitors experience a sometimes disorienting mix of reflective and transparent panels, twisting scenes of Central Park, the sky and other museum-goers.

  • All change

    Gareth Gardner is at King’s Cross station to see the concourse’s new roof

  • BuckleyGrayYeoman Launches Fred Perry Store

    As Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka battle it out at Wimbledon 2012, architecture and design practice BuckleyGrayYeoman celebrates an older Wimbledon champion with the launch of its Fred Perry store in Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.

  • London hosts Canstruction

    Remember when mum always used to say, 'Don't play with your food'? Well, apparently, not everyone listened.

  • The Sleep Event announces exhibitors

    The Sleep Event, the annual trade fair for the hotel design sector, has announced many of the companies that will exhibit at this year's show, which takes place 21-22 November at the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London.