With its latest budget announcement, the UK government has failed to recognise the importance of the design industry to the country's economy, according to the Design Council and the Creative Industries…

Design industries react to Budget 2017

With its latest budget announcement, the UK government has failed to recognise the importance of the design industry to the country’s economy, according to the Design Council and the Creative Industries Federation. Read more

Hope for a brighter future: the Living Light

With the need for finding alternate systems of building and living becoming more urgent, Dutch designer Ermi van Oers might have found an answer – a lamp that uses a…

With the need for finding alternate systems of building and living becoming more urgent, Dutch designer Ermi van Oers might have found an answer – a lamp that uses a living plant to generate its own electricity.

As families and friends get together across the US to celebrate Thanksgiving today, we've selected 10 dining rooms perfect for hosting the traditional feast. They include a candle-lit cabin, a…

As families and friends get together across the US to celebrate Thanksgiving today, we’ve selected 10 dining rooms perfect for hosting the traditional feast. They include a candle-lit cabin, a retreat warmed with a wood-burning stove and a quirky chale…

Time to knock on wood – the Wood Awards 2017 winners are revealed

Held on the 21st November at the Carpenter’s Hall in London, the Wood Awards 2017 has once again surpassed its aim in recognising, encouraging and promoting outstanding design, craftsmanship and…

Held on the 21st November at the Carpenter’s Hall in London, the Wood Awards 2017 has once again surpassed its aim in recognising, encouraging and promoting outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation – with a razor sharp focus on the use of w…

To tackle "death anxiety" among terminally ill hospital patients, designer Frank Kolkman has created a device that simulates a near-death experience using virtual reality. Read more

To tackle “death anxiety” among terminally ill hospital patients, designer Frank Kolkman has created a device that simulates a near-death experience using virtual reality. Read more

The cliche is true; good things do come in small packages. While we hate to lump them together—but also find it funny—some of our favorite small ones happen to fall…

The cliche is true; good things do come in small packages. While we hate to lump them together—but also find it funny—some of our favorite small ones happen to fall in the children and pets categories. Both offer unconditional love, plenty of laughs……

Car brand MINI is diversifying into urban development with the MINI Living building in Shanghai, which will see a disused industrial complex transform into apartments, offices and leisure spaces. Read more

MINI's co-living destination in Shanghai "brings know-how from vehicles into places where we live"

Car brand MINI is diversifying into urban development with the MINI Living building in Shanghai, which will see a disused industrial complex transform into apartments, offices and leisure spaces. Read more

Focus: Projects

All aboard for a tour of new hotels around the world – from a luxurious train in Peru to Cape Town and China

All aboard for a tour of new hotels around the world – from a luxurious train in Peru to Cape Town and China