August Design News: wooden bags, concrete coral, political pottery | Design

[ad_1] After a long break, the design world is coming to life again. London Design Festival (LDF) is back and bigger than ever this year. There will be three more design districts in the capital – including the Design District at Greenwich Peninsula. It is hoped this new development will become London’s new creative quarter … Read more

Let’s move to Rotterdam: Eurovision’s new home | Property

[ad_1] What’s going for it? Yes, Rotterdam. Were you expecting somewhere hot? Perhaps more glam, more city break, less drizzly. Some kool neighbourhood in Lisbon or Helsinki. Hear me out. I’m being practical. You might dream of relocating somewhere more superficially romantic, but Rotterdam is affordable (for northern Europe), prosperous, progressive and fantastically well-connected. The … Read more

Let’s move to East Grinstead and Forest Row, West Sussex: mystically fruity | Property

[ad_1] What’s going for it? Do you believe in the genius loci, the spirit of the place? Well, there must be a fruity old spirit in East Grinstead and Forest Row. Is there something in the water, in the soil, in the wind? How else do you explain the congregation here of those who, shall … Read more

Let’s move to Eltham, south-east London: it gave birth to Kate Bush and Bob Hope | Property

[ad_1] What’s going for it? It’s true, you do have to suspend a jot of disbelief imagining a young Henry VIII jousting in the tilt yard while you queue for socks at the tills in M&S. But that’s Eltham for you. Like many suburbs, it hides its treasures, its oddities. On the surface, it’s your … Read more

Let’s move to Linlithgow, West Lothian: Silicon Glen capital with a regal past | Property

[ad_1] What’s going for it? Linlithgow wears its 21st-century role as a commuter town in the sweet spot between Edinburgh and Glasgow in the way a megastar of stage or screen might – someone who, in later life, has had cause to stack shelves in Lidl. Nothing wrong with stacking shelves or, indeed, Lidl. But … Read more

Vintage posters – in pictures | Life and style

[ad_1] A new art fair celebrates the mid-century pop culture and graphic design of posters. Here are some of the works to be found at Projekt Mkt, including Polish School posters, Soviet era graphics and 20th-century memorabilia. Projekt Mkt, 14-16 May at Copeland Gallery, London [ad_2] Source link

Australia’s best sustainable architecture for 2021 – in pictures | Art and design

[ad_1] Over the past two months, the Australian Institute of Architects has been commending the best buildings in every state with their chapter awards. The program wrapped on 2 July with the announcement of NSW’s architecture award winners. In the sustainable award category, architects are recognised for their innovative approaches to environmentally friendly design. Julia … Read more