Design

How user-friendly is your house?

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Old Glaswegian joke: ‘Put your hat and coat on, lassie, I’m off to the pub.’ ‘That’s nice — are you…

The Seagram Building, Park Avenue, New York

The man who gave the world (but not London) the glass skyscraper

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Modern Architecture, capitalised thus, is now securely and uncontroversially compartmentalised into art history, its bombast muted, its hard-edge revolutions blurred…

How James Goldsmith's wisdom on mistresses could revolutionise mobile phones

18 January 2014 9:00 am

I wouldn’t worry much about the future of the British economy. Because I have a simple plan to make the…

Adhocism, by Charles Jencks - review

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Here, for time travellers, is the whack-job spirit of ’68 in distillate form, paperbound and reissued in facsimile (with some…

The Jaguar F-Type is no E-Type

18 May 2013 9:00 am

In 1951, Arthur Drexler, an influential curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, organised an exhibition called 8 Automobiles.…

The new Design Museum: Prince Charles will prefer it. But should we?

2 March 2013 9:00 am

Twenty-five years ago I went to St James’s Palace to ask the Prince of Wales if he would open the…

The shape of things to come

31 December 2011 10:00 am

I opened Futurescapes with anticipation, knowing Tim Richardson to be a forceful commentator, and landscape architects to be in dire…

1951 and all that

18 June 2011 12:00 am

The author of this book and I both visited the 1951 Festival of Britain on London’s South Bank as schoolboys.