• My kinda show

    Designer Ken Baker gives a eye-witness report from NeoCon, held last month in Chicago, and while noticing the effects of recession is invigorated by the event

  • Art and crafty

    Historic homes and other visitor venues have invited artists to add their own perspective and appeal to the destinations by creating temporary installations

  • Milan malarky

    With a few notable exceptions, Southern Europe is not the place to go looking for the answers that ‘design thinking’ can serve up – we don’t need new chairs just because the old ones are so last year...

  • Beginning to click

    In March retail designers predicted in FX that far from replacing traditional stores, virtual and real retail will develop side by side, happily augmenting each other. Doug Barber, who founded retail design agency Barber Design in 1999, takes that a stage further, describing a virtual reality that could be a seamless extension of the 3D environment – and one that retail designers can make their own

  • Rainbow analysis

    When it comes to colour, there is no shortage of opinion. But is it all merely subjective or are there theories at play?

  • White water

    Designers have used light to make a new pedestrian bridge in West Yorkshire a focus for the community as well as making the turbulent post-weir water below it a sensational feature

  • Ben Pentreath

    The classical architect claims to delight in the ordinary but his work, on show at the Royal Institute of British Architects, is anything but

  • Water world

    Jyväskylä in Finland was placed first in recent lighting awards. With its waterside location as a backdrop, it chose to have stimulating and sustainable light in all its public spaces

  • Design awards demand attention

    Brit Insurance Design Awards reveals its strongest shortlist yet at the Design Museum in London.

  • Hats off

    We asked three different designers and architects to take up the challenge of a fictitious brief for an area in a department store…

  • To make in Britain

  • Cinimod Illuminates Peru

  • Cinimod Illuminates Peru

  • Smack My Sketch Up

  • London Calling

  • The people's pavilion

  • Cut It Out