Recent Articles

George Nelson on survival (using baseball as a guide)
There's a big reason why sports and other goods look the way they do argued the designer - and it's not aesthetic
Published: Thursday, 2 February 2017
How George Nelson made us all look a bit closer
The designer took a camera everywhere he went (in the days before we all did). What he pointed his lens at wasn't particularly remarkable - but what he highlighted in his detail-packed images taught an entire generation how to see
Published: Monday, 30 January 2017
When design doesn't have to be as little as possible
A new show of Mario Bellini's work focuses on the way he worked beauty into industrial production
Published: Wednesday, 18 January 2017
A look back at glasses
A new show at Design Museum Holon examines the history of spectacles through one remarkable collection
Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017
OMA and Prada create domestic bliss
Rem Koolhaas’ firm built a decidedly homely setting for Prada’s Men’s and Women’s Fall/Winter 2017 show
Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017
New designs for old age
Design Museum exhibition examines contemporary design solutions to the problems we'll all face in later life
Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017
Plant and BloomsyBox – the gift that keeps on giving
If you’re gifting our great book Plant this holiday season why not couple it with a year’s worth of blooms?
Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Christie's Strangest Sales - An expensive egg timer
Find out how the world's most expensive timepiece weathered the revolution and winged its way back to Russia
Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
How Ettore Sottsass took a shine to glass
A new show in the designer's centenary year looks at his fascination with, and dedication to, the material
Published: Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Memphis does Hanukkah
Ever wondered what a Sottsass-influenced menorah looks like? Find out at the Jewish Museum, New York
Published: Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Can you see the music in these patterns?
Could fabric design and music share some unlikely common ground? Yes, judging by our new book Patterns
Published: Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Toby Mott - Joe Corré’s punk bonfire was wrong
Punk In Print author says Sex Pistols' manager's son went against punk's spirit by burning cultural ephemera
Published: Tuesday, 29 November 2016
The books beside Jonathan Ive
Did you catch our book cameo in the BBC interview with Apple's Chief Design Officer and Phaidon author?
Published: Monday, 28 November 2016


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