Essays on Architecture & Design

Occasional essays and musings on Architecture & Design

Street Fashion and big business

Street Fashion, Design and Business

Design stands for designers, designer groups, artists and all creative peop...

British Design

Defining Cultural Diversity and National Identity in 21st Century British Design.

The 21st century image of London continues to be a compelling one with a hi...

MoMA - the Museum of Modern Art New York
old olivetti tech

Developing technology for design research

Using design technology to improve design and what are the three different ...

Designers as Knowledge Workers

Designers as Knowledge Workers

Designers rely on three kinds of knowledge: users knowledge, organisational...

the Designmuseo - Finland

the Designmuseo – Finland

The Designmuseo is a place people will enjoy themselves and where objects w...

Compasso d'Oro award

What is the Compasso d’Oro award?

The Compasso d'Oro prize was instituted by the Rinascente company in 1954 a...

Paimio Chair by A. Aalto

The use of composite materials and plywood in furniture design

In the mid-fifties, the making of furniture began to take industrial form a...

Glass in architecture and design

A guide to the use of glass in architecture and design

The idea of using traditional materials with design as the intrinsic compon...

Centre Pompidou-Metz

Thoughts on architecture and design

If the Morrisian idea of architecture as "everything that configures living...

Alfa Romeo Duetto

Italian design and it’s cinematic influence

We can all conjure up the memory of the red Alfa Romeo Duetto, the "cuttlef...