News from designboom of buratti architetti’s work for Alfa Romeo in Milan, leading on the connection between a new car showroom and the museum collection (via an arresting-looking red lift shaft) of the dealership’s owners,  Cozzi While there’s a interesting interior design story here, what’s perhaps more intriguing is the exterior. Considering the usual approach […]

I know. Sounds like predictive text wrote the headline, but this is the work of Japanese illustrator / animator Yoyo the Ricecorpse. It’s really neat, in a rather odd way.

…would you? Or do you use what your device shipped with? Or, do you never even think about it (because, frankly, of all the things I need to worry about today… well). However, like all the things we surround ourselves with to project who we believe we are, “it turns out the browser you use […]

I’ve become accustomed to see the world represented artificially, especially in architecture, through the medium of super-high-definition rendering engines. Artist’s impressions used to imply a degree of artistry more associated with the water-colour box than the screen palette, and the result is a strange sense of reality – where the future seems strangely more real […]

Short-circuiting all the usual monologues about the roles brands play in our lives, this installation in the Midlands, UK, takes a sideways look at how we shop: In the shop, some 500 items have been repackaged with new branding developed in workshops with members of the local community: schoolchildren, mental health service users, people with […]

“There are more than 100 different materials inside your average car. And they all smell like something.” I had no idea. A new car smells, well, like a new car. One composite scent and very particular, unless you opted for the leather option that is. It’s an odour that, if not exactly Proustian (and I […]

Poor quality puns aside, spotted this fabulous car accident repair centre, designed by Parallax in Australia: “Vintage car badges served as inspiration for a new identity that is at once completely contemporary without losing the company’s heritage.” It’s a really fantastic example of revitalising what’s clearly a pretty standard piece of garage architecture (the type […]

Are you sitting comfortably? You might need to be. Researchers at Durham and Lisbon Universities investigation’s into just how old our oldest fairy tales are, have used techniques usually reserved for biology to investigate storytelling’s origins. Following on from (albeit after quite a hiatus!) the origin of some of our words, tales such as Jack […]

When we talk about performance in business these days, you can be fairly sure that involves a workshop or, if you’re lucky, a team-building event involving something competitive and outdoors. In the US in the golden days of the Corporation, it was all a bit more serious than that. Or less serious, perhaps? Stumbled on […]

So it’s goodbye Moto. Despite the position at the time the brand was sold to Lenovo (“It’s our treasure,” Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said after the deal. “We plan to not only protect the Motorola brand, but make it stronger.”), the parent company’s ditching the iconic name and identity. It’s quite a moment. Brands, especially […]