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Design

Sadiq Khan throws full force behind Camden Highline

It might come across to many urbanites as sacrilege, but one of the primary reasons I could never see myself leaving my country bumpkin lifestyle behind and settling down in a major city is the lack of greenery. There are few simple pleasures in life...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Sadiq Khan and celebrity friends declare London open for summer

A stellar line-up of stars from the worlds of sport, music and entertainment today joined the Mayor of London’s campaign to tell the world that London is open for summer. As part of the ongoing #LondonisOpen campaign, a short 50 second video...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

Sadiq Khan on the hunt for London's first chief digital officer

Ever since Sadiq Khan was elected as the Mayor of London last year, he's appeared, to me at least, to be the one progressive spark in an otherwise almost oppressively right-wing and regressive current regime. He's not perfect, but he's certainly a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

Sadiq Khan wants to transform Thames Estuary into Creative Hub

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is lobbying the Government to turn the Thames Estuary into a major hub for the creative industries. The proposal, which posits the Thames Estuary as “a global centre of excellence for the creative industries,” even...

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Design

Asif Khan opens £2 million UK expo pavilion

Designer and architect Asif Khan’s energy-inspired design for the UK pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 has officially opened to the public. More than 100 nations including the UK are participating in this year’s three-month long Expo, which...

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Features

James Khan - Ice

What do you actually do? Design & manage exhibition, event & brand environments. What would you be doing if you weren't doing that? Mending and racing old cars. And probably wishing I was doing this instead. How did you get started in the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

The Year in Design 2017

Netflix get Abstract for the Art of Design series (January) Netflix began the year with the launch of a new documentary series that took an in-depth look inside the beating heart of the design industry, in much the same manner as their previous,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Year in Tech 2017

Amazon's Giant Flying Drone Warehouses (January) In a story that gained a fair amount of traction on social media over the 2016 festive period for obvious reasons, Amazon filed a patent for gigantic flying warehouses back in January that could house...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

UK banning sale of petrol and diesel cars in 2040

The UK is looking set to join France in banning the sale of all diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040. The ban forms part of the UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations, the government's £3 billion vision for improving the...

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Economy

Amazon doubling down on London investment despite Brexit

Amazon is planting deep roots in London soil, with the online retail behemoth recently announcing plans to double its recruitment for research and development roles within the capital as it renews its focus on video and streaming services. The move...

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Technology

Smart Benches unveiled by Cancer Research UK for World Cancer Day

Cancer Research UK has joined forces with smart city business Strawberry Energy and MKTG to launch a network of Smart Benches with contactless technology in London in time for World Cancer Day on February 4th. The solar-powered benches enhance public...

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Design

Shortlisted Designs for the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

Designs by shortlisted teams in a competition to design a £40 million national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in the UK have gone on public display. The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation launched the memorial international design...

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Design

Designers light up the Thames for Illuminated River competition

Six shortlisted proposals have been unveiled for the Illuminated River design competition, which has seen 17 London bridges between Albert and Tower bridge lit up as part of a permanent light installation. Designs by six international teams,...

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Pride in London: Key campaigns from the celebrations

After the horror and dismay of the Orlando nightclub shootings on June 12 2016, LGBTQ communities around the world needed a show of strength and solidarity in the face of unmeritable evil. A key role in this recovery fell on London. Pride in London...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

London's Garden Bridge receives £2 million but still faces set backs

UPDATE Since I reported on the Garden Bridge last week, it appears there has been something of a reversal in its potential fortunes. Public opinion has been mixed from the start, but whilst it appeared the £175 million plan was previosuly certain...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand roundup: Cocoa Jones, The Big Issue, Azerbaijan and more

Cocoa Jones - Supple Studio​ The new branding for young chocolate product Cocoa Jones has been created by Supple Studio with a colourful theme that brings through the heritage and cultures of its two founders. The luxury confectionary company was...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Unlimited Group Unlimited Group has announced the appointment of Sarah Shilling as its new Group Chief Marketing Officer. Previously Managing Partner, Brand at Unlimited Group, Sarah joins the Senior leadership team as Unlimited Group embarks on a...

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Advertising

TMW Unlimited launches integrated arm TMW Interactive

TMW Unlimited has combined its Technology, Email, Business Analysis, User Experience and Project Management teams to form one integrated division called TMW Interactive. The new unit, sitting within the main agency, provides a silo-free approach to...

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Design

J. Walter Thompson, Grayson Perry and the GSA turn Ash to Art

In a Campaign created by J. Walter Thompson London, 25 leading international artists, including Simon Starling, Sir Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, Jenny Saville, David Shrigley and Douglas Gordon have used materials retrieved from...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis Groupe Publicis Groupe has announced, as predicted by many, that Arthur Sadoun, current head of Publicis Communications, will replace Maurice Levy as chairman and chief executive of Publicis Groupe on June 1. Levy, who has served as CEO of...

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Features

Awards Highlights: Why is creativity in radio advertising dying?

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world... Advertising Week 2016: 26-30 Sept This week was Advertising Week in New York. Attendees of the week-long event got to hear Carolyn Everson, Imran Khan, Wendy Clark...

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