Development prototypes for the Brown Betty teapot. Ian McIntyre, 2017. Image: Angela Moore

A selection of past articles

Golden brown

How precisely did designer Ian McIntyre revive that staple of the British kitchen, the Brown Betty tea pot?

Architecture itself is something human

Beka & Lemoine make extraordinary films about buildings. This piece concentrates on their latest documentaries on London’s The Barbican and the 8 House outside Copenhagen. 

Conran the barbarian

A piece written for the New Statesman about the upheaval at London’s Design Museum and the  then-director Alice Rawsthorn.  

The white stuff 

A profile of ceramist Edmund de Waal, as his latest book, The White Road, is published. We focus on the relationship between prose and pots.

In praise of the everyday

A profile of Jasper Morrison, an iconic designer hell-bent on creating Super Normal products.

That was then, this is now

The Millennium Dome was supposed to be New Labour’s flagship project. Five years after it opened to critical brickbats, we find out what went wrong. 

Design for strife

Punters queue for days to visit Vitra’s London sale but why? And how has British taste changed?