Design Stories

A history of Ferrari F1 champions in 8 helmets

How the Prancing Horse’s drivers went from old polo helmets to hi-tech, ad-emblazoned, full-face protection A history of Ferrari F1 champions in 8 helmets

Bill Clinton's Phaidon connection

Bill just bought a couple of Phaidon books, and it's not the first time he's come into contact with one of the authors Bill Clinton's Phaidon connection

Sophie Walker guides us through The Japanese Garden

From Buddhism to the Bauhaus, the garden designer and author discusses Japan's rich traditions  Sophie Walker guides us through The Japanese Garden

Our highly cultured Japanese Garden party

Anish Kapoor, Jon Snow, David Chipperfield and Simon Jenkins came to the V&A for Sophie Walker's book launch Our highly cultured Japanese Garden party

How Buzz Aldrin saw the night sky

This Apollo 11 star chart served as a route map of the heavens for the lunar pilot and American hero How Buzz Aldrin saw the night sky

When Ward Bennett met Lyndon B. Johnson

LBJ wanted either a saddle or a bar room chair to sit on - the mid century modern designer created a clever hybrid When Ward Bennett met Lyndon B. Johnson

No one did Africa like Yves Saint Laurent

The designer was born in North Africa and worked a surprising amount of African culture into his collections No one did Africa like Yves Saint Laurent

How Barber and Osgerby made their Sony exhibition

Was this British design duo’s sonic take on interior design a little too progressive for the Japanese giant? How Barber and Osgerby made their Sony exhibition

How Georges Méliès saw the night sky

Here’s how the pioneering French filmmaker's 1902 sci-fi classic influenced the way we view the moon How Georges Méliès saw the night sky

How NASA saw the night sky

The Saturn probe sent back some truly awesome images packed with real scientific insight How NASA saw the night sky

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