• Q&A - Xanthe Arvanitakis

    Xanthe Arvanitakis talks about the growing importance to cultural institutions of widening their attractions offer.

  • Costa Coffee House, Wandsworth, London by Edge

    High-street refreshment outlets are not being left out in the drive to widen their appeal to the public

  • Focus: Round-up

    Clare Dowdy takes a look at some of the extras being offered in London at a gallery, theatre, and the British Library

  • Smart benches from mmcité make life easier around town

    Is there anything worse than the feeling when your phone battery dies? There you are all ready to make that important phone call with a dead phone, not a phone box in sight, and you left your charger at home. Luckily, Czech infrastructure design company, mmcité are working on a street furniture collection to solve all your technological problems.

  • Architecture in blue: Francis Kéré's Serpentine Pavilion

    Burkina Faso-born and Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has brought his empowering, socially engaged architecture to London in the form of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. Inspired by the form of a tree, where people like to gather during the day in his home village of Gando, it showcases his belief that architecture has the power to surprise, unite and inspire

  • Brief Encounters

    In her own column, Veronica Simpson reports on a success story of the Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme

  • Profile - Christian Lacroix

    A fashion designer, in FX? No, this is Christian Lacroix, the contract designer for the past 17 years. Since he turned his back on fashion he has turned his talents to theatre design, exhibitions and a new carpet collection for Danish company ege, just launched...

  • Focus: Q&A

    Benugo has 25 restaurants and cafes in cultural and leisure venues, and a few more ‘in the works’. Fiona Byrne, Benugo’s head of branding and development, explains why the company is in this sector and how it handles design issues.

  • The Singapore Night Festival: Best installations

    The Singapore Night Festival kicks off this evening and promises to bring the best in art, music, and culture that the city has to offer.

  • Top 20 A' Design Award Winners

    Every year A' Design Award & Competition runs an international juried competition for design. The A’ Design Accolades cover a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines.