London articles

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In London, the un-geeking of VR use while in public has officially begun

London – Red Deer has created a Blade Runner-like space where VR fans can feel both privately at ease but enjoy the tech socially. Welcome to Otherworld.

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Instagram trends are informing spaces – such as this Art Deco ice creamery in London

London – Milk Train, a new Insta-friendly ice cream parlour in Covent Garden, is a space catered toward its millennial fans.

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Why Europe’s newest football stadium looked to the high street to ensure success

London – Designed by Jump Studios, Tottenham Hotspur’s new home aims to balance the needs of diehard supporters with an incoming generation of more casual fans.

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Limited by aesthetic practicality in hospitality projects? Seize your material options

London – Humble Pizza, a new plant-based pizza restaurant in London designed by Child Studio, makes use of a humble material for a maintainable front of house.

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Be it high-tech or highly natural, Tom Dixon and IKEA say urban farming is in everyone’s future

London – For RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the joint design team created a multi-approach experimental garden ecosystem to show the merits of growing one’s own produce.

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‘For awards, Instagram is really dangerous: it’s the design world cannibalising itself’

London – We launched our Frame Awards 2020 calendar with a panel discussion on a rather pressing matter: Are design awards actually necessary?

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How does a new Chinese store stand out inside a crowded UK mall? With sound

London – Chinese fast fashion retailer Urban Revivo recently opened its first store in Europe. To stand out, Domani proposed a very sound way of going global.

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This millennial retail experiment features fantasy travel and futuristic dystopias

London – English department store Selfridges wanted to speculate about where things are heading in luxury retail, so it brought along seven partners in design.

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An architect’s own house contains multitudes in a small London plot

London – How did Sophie Hicks make the most of a limited plot in the middle of pricey Kensington? By digging down and letting the entire neighbourhood in.

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Follow @accidentallywesanderson? This Covent Garden shop is more @intentionallywesanderson

London – For the London-based optical retailer For Art’s Sake, Aleksa Studio designed a flagship that looks straight out of a movie set. 

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In this hotel suite by Bompas & Parr, veganism goes past the room service

London – Bompas & Parr’s vegan hotel suite for Hilton London Bankside is the first in the world – and indicates veganism’s future impact on spatial design.

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Faye Toogood channels British brutalism for Mulberry

London – Mulberry’s creative director, Johnny Coca, commissioned Faye Toogood to come up with a new retail concept for the New Bond Street establishment.