December 2014 marks the 10th birthday of Sage Gateshead, one of Britain’s leading music centres in the Northeast of England. During the past ten years Sage Gateshead, built by Foster + Partners, has had a footfall of over five million people, hosting a variety of musical performances from classical to pop to folk.
Nestled in the corner of the Royal Academy’s Annenberg Courtyard is the Keeper’s House, a 19th Century house full of historic and artistic grandeur. Having once served as the residence for the Royal Academy’s Keeper, the building has been sensitively restored to retain many of its original details, from vaulted wine cellars to old ceiling beams and hearths dating back to the 1660s. Hospitality is at the heart of this secretive Mayfair townhouse, which features a new restaurant, bar, lounge and secret garden.
When Mothercare approached Daniel Weil for help with a new feeding range, he proposed an unusual solution. In a category dominated by engineering advances, Weil began the project with a study of parenting across the last four decades to find a human context. His research led to discovery, invention and ultimately a new baby bottle design.
Read more about Daniel’s designs here.
The charm and beauty of San Francisco have inspired countless artists and designers and earned it acclaim as the best and happiest city in America, not to mention the most romantic. (We know we love it.) To celebrate the city, AIGA San Francisco has curated InsideOut SF, an exhibition and silent auction of original poster designs that highlight personal impressions of the city. The show features new posters by Bay Area-based designers, photographers and illustrators (the “Inside” perspective), as well as some of the most influential creatives from around the world (the “Out”). Pentagram’s Natasha Jen, Eddie Opara, John Rushworth, Paula Scher and Marina Willer have all contributed designs for the event. (Check out the full list of contributors here.) Proceeds from the sale will benefit the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, with funds going towards scholarships, educational programming and community events, such as SF Design Week.
2001 marked the beginning of long-standing collaboration between Pentagram Architect William Russell and Margaret Howell. Twelve years later, the inherently simple and open design concept they envisioned has become a strong motif throughout her worldwide store network, including flagships in Tokyo, Paris and London.
The New Cavendish Street store is the second retail space in London designed by Russell for Howell’s diffusion brand MHL. Original features such as the parquet flooring and wooden shop front were restored, and new birch wood shelving and stainless steel fittings were added, reflecting the blend of authentic and contemporary found in the MHL range. Following in the same style as previous MHL stores designed by Russell, the space has a workshop like feeling, reflecting the workwear aesthetic of Howell’s clothing designs.