A colourful lighting room by Flynn Talbot at the Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the many exhibitions of London Design Festival

“Do touch,” is the message around this year’s London Design Festival in which various installations dotted about this city-wide carnival of creations (...)

Le Corbusier’s Unité apartment block  in Marseilles.

Last September I travelled back to the 1920s – like the screenwriter in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris – but in my case to Berlin. The Horseshoe hou(...)

Anita Groener in her studio at home in Glasthule, Dublin. “Women artists have a battle to win to be valued equally in exhibitions, collections, and in auctions.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dutch-born artist Anita Groener came to Ireland in 1982, just for a year, or so she thought. More than three decades on, she lives here with her husba(...)

Heydar Alijev Cultural Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan  designed by Zaha Hadid. Photograph: Getty

When Zaha Hadid died suddenly at the end of March, a seismic jolt of sadness mixed with panegyrics on her legacy ran through the world of architectur(...)

Phil Gilbert (centre), general manager IBM Design, at an IBM Design studio gathering

You might not be able to herd software programmers – the old joke is that this is like herding cats.But computing giant IBM is proving that you can ce(...)

Corita Kent: a nun for 32 years in a Hollywood convent before she left to become a full-time artist

The campus buildings oat LA’s Immaculate Heart College are decorated with huge, colourful posters of food – rows of shiny, stylised apples and pear(...)