Call for Entries: Designers in Residence 2013

London’s Design Museum is now calling for entries for this year’s Designers in Residence programme. Product, furniture, fashion, graphic, spatial or interaction designers are invited to explore the idea of identity in an object, an environment or an experience. The residency is open to all designers who have graduated from...

Celebrating Hollywood Costume

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London has announced its major exhibition of 2012. Amidst cinema awards season, ‘Hollywood Costume’ has been launched to the press as one of the most significant celebrations of film costumes in history. When opening to the public on 20 October, the exhibition will...

2012 Designs of the Year Longlist Announced

London’s Design Museum has announced the longlist for the fifth annual Designs of the Year Awards. Showcasing a year in design, the 2012 longlist intends to be a celebration of the best in global designs, and it includes items such as the Olympic Torch 2012 for London, designed by Barber...

Rum Knuckles: The Portrait of London Streetwear

British streetwear brand Rum Knuckles, designed by artist Rugman, has expanded its Autumn/Winter 2011 range by introducing sweatshirts, hooded tops and new graphics transforming the T-shirt into a canvas for original artwork. This collection, the second in the history of the label, continues to draw influences from 1950s naval tattoos,...

Christian Louboutin Exhibition at the Design Museum

The Design Museum in London has announced that it will present the first UK retrospective of French shoe designer Christian Louboutin between 28 March and 1 July 2012, with the intention to celebrate a career that has pushed the boundaries of shoe design.  Louboutin’s shoes, with their instantly recognisable red...

Terence Conran and the Portrait of How We Live Now

The Design Museum in London is marking Terence Conran’s 80th birthday with ‘The Way We Live Now’, a major exhibition that explores Conran’s design career and its significant impact on contemporary life in the UK and internationally. There is little doubt that, through his own design work, and also through...

Versace for H&M;: Colour, Print, and Attitude

Versace’s collection for H&M is hitting the stores on 17 November and is full of pieces with trademark designs that have made the house of Versace legendary. Dominated by colour, print and cut, the collection is inspired by Versace’s classic designs from its archives, such as bright prints and the...

Doug and Gene Meyer: Mastering Design through Unabashed Displays of Colour

In most design circles, the names Doug and Gene Meyer tend to dispense introductions. The Louisville, Kentucky natives and New York based designers have been renowned for producing highly accomplished colourful manifestations of interior and accessories design for decades, having cemented their reputation amongst other designers, clients, editors, and museum...

Boca do Lobo: The Excellence of Furniture Design and Craftsmanship

Hailing from Portugal, a country with a long and established tradition in textile, footwear and furniture design and manufacturing, Boca do Lobo (‘Mouth of the Wolf’) is a brand that produces some of the most exciting furniture around these days. Since it was set up in 2005, Boca do Lobo...

Posters for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Unveiled

A collection of specially commissioned images by twelve of the UK’s leading artists to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been unveiled. The artists are: Fiona Banner Michael Craig-Martin Martin Creed Tracey Emin Anthea Hamilton Howard Hodgkin Gary Hume Sarah Morris Chris Ofili Bridget Riley Bob and...