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Marquestry panel, Deluxe suite wall panel from the Ile de France © V&A Ocean Liners: Speed & Style

V&A review: Ocean Liners: Speed & Style

In the 1942 movie Now, Voyager, Bette Davis takes a lengthy cruise that transforms her life. In the 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell sing and dance their way to Europe. Then (in my favourite of all), Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr fall madly in love drifting quietly to Europe in 1957’s […]

Lee Ufan, Relatum – Stage, 2018, Installation view, Serpentine Gallery, London (6 February – 29 July 2018) © Lee Ufan, Photograph © Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Lee Ufan’s Relatum – Stage opens at Serpentine Galleries

Meet ‘Relatum – Stage’, the latest public sculpture commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries and created by the artist Lee Ufan to live in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park London until July.

Infiniti Q Inspiration

Insight: Karim Habib on Infiniti design

As Infiniti shows the latest Q Inspiration concept car, design director Karim Habib reveals his mission for the premium Japanese car marque with a focus on creating a compelling visual language based on people and wellbeing.

Warren & Mahoney: Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1972. Photo © Warren & Mahoney, c. 1972

SOS Brutalism explores the radical movement

Brutalism was controversial the moment it emerged on the architectural scene in the 1950s, deliberately setting out to be radical, with progressive social ideals informing much of its thinking as documented in a new book ‘SOS Brutalism’

La Vita Campari © Spinach

2017: A year in design, cars and their intersection

2017, a year in design from a bigger and bolder London Design Festival and Salone del Mobile Milano to the Serpentine Gallery marathons of arts and ideas, and the ever-evolving world of cars in the age of clean connected autonomous mobility

Lexus LS 500h

New Lexus LS: The non-conformist

Lexus isn’t afraid to be different, making bold visual statements with the latest LS 500h, the Japanese luxury marque’s hybrid executive car that to me is the seductive alternative.

Senna by McLaren: When design follows performance

McLaren Automotive’s latest car is Senna, a driver-focused road-legal track car that pushes the limits of vehicle design. It will be built in very limited numbers at the Foster-designed factory in England next year.

Entrance to Maggie's West London, photographer Richard Bryant © Arcaid Images

Richard Rogers reflects on his life in architecture

Richard Rogers, one of the most interesting architects of our time, reflects on his life and work in architecture from the Pompidou Centre in Paris to the Lloyds Building in the City of London in part autobiography, part cultural manifesto ‘A place for all People’

Luchtsingel, pedestrian bridge crowdfunded by citizens, ZUS, Rotterdam. Photography Ossip van Duivenbode, 2011 – 2015 © ZUS

Design exhibition: The Future Starts Here

The Future Starts Here is an upcoming exhibition at London’s V&A which sets out to explore the power of design to shape the world of tomorrow. Working with architects, designers, scientists and inventors around the world, it is about gathering evidence of the future to see what social and cultural impact objects can have on our lives.

Ferrari: Under The Skin photo credit Luke Hayes

Ferrari: Under The Skin opens at Design Museum

Ferrari: Under the Skin at the Design Museum honors the Italian marque and its founder Enzo Ferrari as the company turns seventy

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Marquestry panel, Deluxe suite wall panel from the Ile de France © V&A Ocean Liners: Speed & Style

V&A review: Ocean Liners: Speed & Style

In the 1942 movie Now, Voyager, Bette Davis takes a lengthy cruise that transforms her life. In the 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell sing and dance their way to Europe. Then (in my favourite of all), Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr fall madly in love drifting quietly to Europe in 1957’s […]

Lee Ufan, Relatum – Stage, 2018, Installation view, Serpentine Gallery, London (6 February – 29 July 2018) © Lee Ufan, Photograph © Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Lee Ufan’s Relatum – Stage opens at Serpentine Galleries

Meet ‘Relatum – Stage’, the latest public sculpture commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries and created by the artist Lee Ufan to live in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park London until July.

Infiniti Q Inspiration

Insight: Karim Habib on Infiniti design

As Infiniti shows the latest Q Inspiration concept car, design director Karim Habib reveals his mission for the premium Japanese car marque with a focus on creating a compelling visual language based on people and wellbeing.

Warren & Mahoney: Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1972. Photo © Warren & Mahoney, c. 1972

SOS Brutalism explores the radical movement

Brutalism was controversial the moment it emerged on the architectural scene in the 1950s, deliberately setting out to be radical, with progressive social ideals informing much of its thinking as documented in a new book ‘SOS Brutalism’

La Vita Campari © Spinach

2017: A year in design, cars and their intersection

2017, a year in design from a bigger and bolder London Design Festival and Salone del Mobile Milano to the Serpentine Gallery marathons of arts and ideas, and the ever-evolving world of cars in the age of clean connected autonomous mobility

Lexus LS 500h

New Lexus LS: The non-conformist

Lexus isn’t afraid to be different, making bold visual statements with the latest LS 500h, the Japanese luxury marque’s hybrid executive car that to me is the seductive alternative.