Forgotten Spaces competition

Aldwych Baths

Above: Aldwych Baths (Aldwych Station, London Borough of Westminster, WC2R 2LS) by Charlotte Tamplin, Charlotte Marshall, Kate Stevens. A public baths facility situated in the disused Aldwych tube station with a connection to the Thames at Victoria Embankment

The shortlisted designs for the RIBA competition, Forgotten Spaces, have been announced. Continue Reading…

WorkHouse Fold Lamps


The WorkHouse collection has worked with British glass designers, Rothschild & Bickers, to create the Fold lighting collection. Continue Reading…

Sofa inspired by a classic handbag


A 1950’s handbag inspired the design of the DS-48 sofa by Gordon Guillaumier for de Sede. Continue Reading…

Floating Cinema 2013


Floating Cinema is a project devised as a collection of ‘extraordinary cargoes’ on a traditional barge on London’s canals. Continue Reading…

Element Vessels by Vitamin


Vitamin has released an extended collection of the popular Element Vessels that feature earthenware and terracotta with oak and cork elements. Continue Reading…

Rafael Viñoly designs New York’s tallest residential tower

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Set to be the western hemisphere’s tallest tower, 432 Park Avenue in New York is due for completion in 2015. Continue Reading…

Walk the Skyline on Burlington Arcade’s new 180m carpet

New 180 metre long bespoke designed carpet unveiled at Burlington Arcade

LINLEY and Brintons Carpets were commissioned by the Burlington Arcade in London to create an 180m long carpet to run the length of the famous shopping destination. Continue Reading…

Urban Salon’s Sexual Health Clinic breaks taboos


Urban Salon’s sexual health centre on Burrell Street has been opened to the public. Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust in London runs the clinic, Urban Studio’s first NHS project. Continue Reading…

Modern Swissness at Swissotel HQ


The DesignLab at the Zürich Headquarters of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is a traditional Swiss parlour situated in the heart of their corporate office. Continue Reading…

The Graphic Art of the Harry Potter Films


Above: Proclamation No. 31 from Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima worked their magic producing the graphic design for the Harry Potter Film series and now you can see their work with your own eyes at The Graphic Art of the Harry Potter™ Films: an exhibition curated by design studio MinaLimaContinue Reading…

OMA wins tower competition in Stockholm

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Above: OMA’s design proposes the introduction of a “rough skin”, formed through a striking, alternating pattern of protruding living spaces and introverted outdoor spaces. Copyright OMA – bloomimages

OMA’s design proposal for the third tallest twin skyscrapers in Sweden, has won the Tors Torn (Thor’s Towers) design competition in Stockholm. Continue Reading…

Central Saint Martins Degree Show 2013


Last night, Despoke made its way to the new Central Saint Martins building in King’s Cross, London, designed by Stanton Williams Architects, to see the Central Saint Martins Degree Show 2013. Continue Reading…

En Vie – Alive: Bio Futures

2 Terreform One, Fab Tree Hab (c) Terreform One photo Laurent Lecat

Above:  Terreform One, Fab Tree Hab © Terreform One photo Laurent Lecat

En Vie – Alive is an exhibition that explores a world where traditional manufacturing has been replaced by biological fabrication – bioengineering. Continue Reading…

Materiality by Panoramica


Above: Hanging Pot

Design cooperative, Panorámica has launched Materiality. The collection is designed to create a new ‘identity‘ for materials such as basalt stone, terrazzo, copper and glass, which are often overlooked in design. Continue Reading…

Grid Vase by Tom Dixon


Tom Dixon’s Eclectic range has expanded since its launch in 2012. The Grid Vases are described as ‘table top architecture for the new age’. Continue Reading…