Recent Articles

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
Published: Monday, 30 October 2017
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
Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
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
Published: Monday, 9 October 2017
How Barber Osgerby made their Sony exhibition
Was this British design duo’s sonic take on interior design a little too progressive for the Japanese giant?
Published: Friday, 29 September 2017
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
Published: Thursday, 28 September 2017
How NASA saw the night sky
The Saturn probe sent back some truly awesome images packed with real scientific insight
Published: Thursday, 21 September 2017
How Barber Osgerby made their Tip Ton chair
Though they made it for a secondary school, this chair is so impressive the Royal College of Art bought a set
Published: Monday, 11 September 2017
When David Rockefeller met Ward Bennett
The designer feared he was a 'stuffy Ivy Leaguer' - but the Chase Manhhatten boss put his work in MoMA
Published: Friday, 8 September 2017
Paul Smith loves our new Barber Osgerby book!
And you will too! We celebrated its launch last night at Sir Paul's No.9 Albemarle Street store in Mayfair
Published: Thursday, 7 September 2017
How Barber Osgerby made their Loop Table
Brutalist architecture, a boat and an expert plywood bender all fed into the pair's breakthrough design
Published: Wednesday, 6 September 2017
It’s the Gutenberg Bible’s birthday
Born from wine presses 561 years ago, Gutenberg's first major publication changed the world forever - here's how
Published: Thursday, 24 August 2017
Have you seen Jean Jullien’s iPhone stickers for Vogue?
The French-born illustrator and author has created these cute iMessage images for Vogue’s app users
Published: Monday, 21 August 2017
Pentagram does Shake Shack's new locavore logo
Danny Meyer calls on his friend designer Paula Scher to rework her Shake Shack magic
Published: Thursday, 10 August 2017


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