Gordon Ramsay’s Lucky Cat nocturnal restaurant by Afroditi Krassa is inspired by Tokyo 1930’s underground clubs

Raw Bat @ Gordon Ramsay's LUCKY CAT restaurant by AfroditiKrassa in Mayfair, Lodnon - Photo by AfroditiKrassa Design Studio.

AfroditiKrassa Design Studio went deliberately dark for the hype-free Gordon Ramsay’s LUCKY CAT Asian restaurant in London which does not aim to be ‘shouty’. ‘How many times do you visit a place because it looks great in a picture but disappoints in real life?’

Gay urbanization: once upon a time a gay bar

Female security guard at SHE lesbian club in London SoHo - Photo by Chris Golberg Flickr CC.

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York that started the gay movement we looked into the LGBT urbanization process and how hate crime, far right populisms, real estate and dating apps threaten gay bars and rainbow districts that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.

“Brexit is among the main challenges of the thriving crafts sector” says Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director of the UK’s Crafts Council

Crafts Council's Executive director Rosy Greenlees on Brexit and the UK crafts sector’s tasks. Pictured: 'Node' by Claire Linder - Exhibited by Collection Atelier D'art De France, Collect 2019, photo by Sophie Mutevelian.

Low quality fakes sold online, the need for more crafts-related courses and Brexit. At the Collect fair in London, we interviewed the Crafts Council’s Executive Director Rosy Greenlees about the opportunities, challenges and risks of one of the UK’s most dynamic sectors.

Scholten & Baijings’ TIME FOR TEA installation celebrates sipping rituals through design

Scholten Baijings TIME FOR TEA installation @ Fortnum & Mason - Photo by Charles Emerson Courtesy of London Design Festival.

A Japanese exquisite tea set, soft green hues, subtle patterns and bespoke furniture. The TIME FOR TEA installation brings together crafts and design from across the globe, one sip at a time.

Up-and-coming designers from Uruguay debut at London Design Festival

Hilos Invisibles. AMERICANA by Rafael Antía with Matteo Fogale. Photo by Tali Kimelman.

The state of the art of design Made in Uruguay shone at the Aram Gallery. Matteo Fogale invited and teamed up with 7 design studio from the capital Montevideo to pay tribute to Modernist master Julio Vilamajó Echaniz blending the country’s traditional crafts, modernist heritage and contemporary vibe.

Kellenberger–White’s Alphabet chairs invite to sit, relax and spell out words

LDF 2018 - British Land Landmark Project Alphabet chairs by Kellenberger-White.

At London Design Festival, Kellenberger–White has designed Alphabet chairs, a playful set of multicoloured and typographic seats inspired by Bauhaus design as well as Bruno Munari’s series ‘Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair’.

London Design Festival 2018: 5 multi-sensory design exhibitions @ Victoria & Albert Museum

LDF18: 5 multi-sensory design exhibitions @ Victoria & Albert Museum . MULTIPLY by Waugh Thistleton Architects - Photo by Andy Stagg.

A modular architectural pavilion and a multi-sensory design installation merging classical music with design… 5 exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2018.

10 must-see exhibitions at London Design Festival 2018

Hilos Invisibles @ Aram Gallery - Photo by Emma Archer.

Uruguay’s cutting-edge design scene, a mind-powered airship and an exploration of how bigdata can help us to design better cities… 10 must-see design exhibitions at London Design Festival 2018.

Studio INI’s skeletal and ‘disobedient’ installation for the Greek entry at London Design Biennale responds to body movement

DISOBEDIENT. Greece ENTRY by StudioINI @ London Design Festival 2018 - Photo by Ed Reeve.

The Greeks have a quite disobedient temperament! Studio INI’s kinetic installation at London Design Biennale 2018 morphs around the bodies of visitors passing through it and challenges the very static understanding of architecture. What if buildings could shape themselves around us? Disobey to prove it right!

London Design Biennale 2018 goes emotional

London Design Festival 2018. Australia installation: photo by Ed Reeve.

Themed ‘Emotional States’, London Design Biennale 2018 focuses on the power of design to create, trigger and shape emotions. We selected 12 of the best installations on show including a kinetic architecture adapting to body movement, a rainbow structure celebrating LGBT right to equal love, nostalgia-infused wallpapers and a temporary shelter and objects designed by refugees.

Serpentine Pavilion 2018: a time-piece architecture by Frida Escobedo

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of the Serpentine Galleries, London.

Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion 2018 harnesses a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry. The Mexican architect is the 18th and youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the long awaited temporary structure in the Serpentine Gallery lawn in Kensington Gardens, London.

5 Brutalist buildings screaming for justice at Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

5 Brutalist buildings screaming for justice at Venice Biennale 2018. Rome's Corviale - Photo by @alessandro.guida via IG.

Venice Biennale 2018 – While the Robin Hood Gardens in London are being demolished, 4 other Brutalist buildings screaming for justice show that even concrete giants have ha chance to redeem.

V&A brings to Venice the vision and fate of London Robin Hood Gardens

Robin Hood Gardens, Woolmore Street, London E14 0HG by Do Ho Suh commissioned by the V&A. Courtesy of the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York Hong Kong and Seoul and Victoria Miro London.

The Victoria & Albert Museum saved a large part of the iconic Robin Hood Gardens from bulldozers and re-assembled it at Venice Biennale 2018 as part of a contested exhibition about the Brutalist building which many have have praised while others have described as “a failed social experiment of inhuman Modernism, not to be funded with public money”.

David Adjaye and Ron Arad’s winning proposal for London Holocaust memorial was conceived as a “park of Britain’s conscience”

Front view of London Holocaust Memorial - image by Adjayes Associates and Ron Arad.

London Holocaust Memorial will feature 23 tall bronze fins rising next to the House of Parliament leading to a submerged space where visitors can explore and intimately reflect on antisemitism, extremism, Islamophobia, racism, homophobia and other forms of hatred and prejudice in society today.

8 London galleries and showrooms at LDF2017

Dermopoliesis by Matteo Cibic @ Seeds London - Photo by Damian Griffiths.

Crafted micro-organisms, voyeuristic interiors and nebulous patterns… Archipanic picked 8 London galleries and showrooms presenting intriguing exhibitions at LDF 2017.

8 must-see installations and exhibitions at DesignJunction 2017

DesignJunction 2017 - Photo by Archipanic.

Vibrant ceramic portals from Turkey and brutalist street furniture but also futuristic vehicles and super-thin chairs. Make sure to visit these 8 installations and exhibitions at DesignJunction 2017.