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French advertisement (1934) for the Tatra 77

V&A takes on the car as a design object in new exhibition

In its latest exhibition ‘Cars: accelerating the modern world’ the V&A in London takes on the motor car as a design object to explore its impact on society and its future

Lautre riveimpressions cyanotypes disparaissant progressivement à la lumière du soleil,Irak, Syrie, Turquie, Grèce, Allemagne, Danemark, France, 2011-2017.

Émeric Lhuisset explores refugee and identity at Paris Photo

Émeric Lhuisset’s work tells an alternative story to photojournalism. The French visual artist captures the human side of the refugee. I met with the latest artist in the BMW Residency programme at his exhibition L’autre rive’ in Paris Photo.

Women In Design cover (c) Laurence King Publishig

‘Women In Design’ – the alternative design history

‘Women in Design’ is a fascinating new book published by Laurence King focusing on the female voice in the history of design.

Jaguar XK120 by Lunaz

Should true sustainability be about breathing new life into existing objects?

Lunaz restores classic cars and converts them with electric powertrains. Its aim is to make the most beautiful and celebrated cars in history ready for the future

Clean, green and urban: Zbee is a progressive electric auto-rickshaw

With the climate in crisis, a wave of progressive designers and makers are rethinking the traditional transport model with some brilliant and exciting ideas. Meet the latest, the three-wheel Zbee urban shared run-around by Clean Motion.

Enter photographer Tim Walker’s fantastical world at the V&A

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things at the V&A in London is the largest exhibition of one of the most successful fashion photographers of his generation and a magical journey into his fantastical mind

Nargess Banks Bentley Continental GTC © Robert Leigh Banks

Exploring the allure of sparkling wine with an English twist

English wineries have been building somewhat of a reputation for a crisp, dry sparkling wine with a blended cool-climate grape variety, and made to the classic méthode champenoise. Are they disrupting Champagne, the pinnacle of sparkling wine?

Citroen Ami One provides a new concept for shared transport electric cars

Is this the future of the urban commute?

Introducing a collection of progressive, multi-model sustainable transport solutions designed to assist our ever-complex digital and increasingly urban near future

V&A displays protest art by climate change activists Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion is an exciting force, a global collective calling for urgent action on climate change through acts of non-violent civil disobedience and disruption, and much of their success is down to a powerful visual identity as explored by the V&A

Bentley EXP 100 GT

Bentley explores the future of sustainable luxury travel with EXP 100 GT

As traditional carmakers study what their place will be in the next chapter of the automobile, this EXP 100 GT by Bentley Motors sets out to explore luxury in the context of clean autonomous travel in an imaginary world of 2035. The form may follow a classic motor car design theme, yet it is conceptually and materially where the EPX 100 really makes a distinctive statement.

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French advertisement (1934) for the Tatra 77

V&A takes on the car as a design object in new exhibition

In its latest exhibition ‘Cars: accelerating the modern world’ the V&A in London takes on the motor car as a design object to explore its impact on society and its future

Lautre riveimpressions cyanotypes disparaissant progressivement à la lumière du soleil,Irak, Syrie, Turquie, Grèce, Allemagne, Danemark, France, 2011-2017.

Émeric Lhuisset explores refugee and identity at Paris Photo

Émeric Lhuisset’s work tells an alternative story to photojournalism. The French visual artist captures the human side of the refugee. I met with the latest artist in the BMW Residency programme at his exhibition L’autre rive’ in Paris Photo.

Jaguar XK120 by Lunaz

Should true sustainability be about breathing new life into existing objects?

Lunaz restores classic cars and converts them with electric powertrains. Its aim is to make the most beautiful and celebrated cars in history ready for the future

Clean, green and urban: Zbee is a progressive electric auto-rickshaw

With the climate in crisis, a wave of progressive designers and makers are rethinking the traditional transport model with some brilliant and exciting ideas. Meet the latest, the three-wheel Zbee urban shared run-around by Clean Motion.

Enter photographer Tim Walker’s fantastical world at the V&A

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things at the V&A in London is the largest exhibition of one of the most successful fashion photographers of his generation and a magical journey into his fantastical mind

Nargess Banks Bentley Continental GTC © Robert Leigh Banks

Exploring the allure of sparkling wine with an English twist

English wineries have been building somewhat of a reputation for a crisp, dry sparkling wine with a blended cool-climate grape variety, and made to the classic méthode champenoise. Are they disrupting Champagne, the pinnacle of sparkling wine?