Articles tagged United Kingdom

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Say, you don’t like brutalist buildings? Shed some light, then

What do a child’s bedroom in Barcelona, a brutalist pavilion in the UK and a villa in Mexico City have in common? At night, there’s LED everywhere.

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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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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.

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A day with Frame Awards jury member Bethan Laura Wood

London – From learning to delegate to only getting out of bed for at least 10,000 tchotkes, this night owl tells us of her daily routine in London.

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Is the proliferation of members’ clubs tarnishing the genre’s air of exclusivity?

As members’ clubs and their target groups thrive, is the genre surrendering its air of sophistication?

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Luxury retailers learn to relax in order to attract millennial consumers

From Tiffany & Co. to Gucci, high-end stores appeal to the next generation of well-heeled consumers by ditching the old codes of luxury retail.

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This restaurant is in Birmingham, but it might as well be in David Lynch’s 80s

Birmingham – Faber’s vision for Nocturnal Animals, a new restaurant, features postmodernist furniture silhouettes, kitsch neon signage and vivid graphic prints.

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The inside of a Fabergé egg looks just like this London store

London – The interiors of the new Wartski gallery in London, designed by Waldo Works, pay respect to the symbiotic nature of the family-owned antiques firm.

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The resurrection of disco-inspired spaces incites a ‘night fever’ epidemic

Answering the need for escapism in turbulent times, a ‘night fever’ epidemic hits the retail, entertainment and hospitality industries.