Science and Innovation

New twist on an old technology could revolutionise air cargo transport

Its the modern version of the old Zepplin.   The Aeroscraft developed by Aeros in Southern California has many advantages over traditional aircraft – it can take off and land vertically, thus eliminating the need for long runways and it is far more sustainable, using only one third of the fuel of a normal plane.   The […]

Is it Art or is it Achitecture??  –   New Image for Automobile Museum

Is it Art or is it Achitecture?? – New Image for Automobile Museum

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has proposed surrounding the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles in a “cloak of steel ribbons” as part of major refurbishment. Housing one of the world’s largest automotive collections, the Petersen Museum  occupies a former 1960s department store on Wilshire Boulevard. In 2014, the museum will celebrate its twentieth anniversary and […]

The Longest Emboidered Tapestry in the World

The Longest Emboidered Tapestry in the World

The Great Tapestry of Scotland goes on display in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh tomorrow.  The project was developed by Scottish writer Alexander McCall Scott, artist Andrew Crummy and historical writer Alistair Moffat and involved hundreds of volunteer stitchers to create the longest embroidered tapestry in the world at 143 metres long, which is double […]

Can waste carbon be used as a construction material??

Can waste carbon be used as a construction material??

Renewables and Environment has an interesting report by Michael Fisher on a $9 million research grant to the University of Newcastle in Australia to investigate the feasibility of forming captured carbon into large bricks, possibly for use in construction. Apparently, these bricks could have a similar structure to limestone, which has been used in construction since […]

Seeing Red with Hugo Boss

Seeing Red with Hugo Boss

In the project space at the Saatchi Gallery is an exhibition celebrating 20 years of Hugo Boss.  Unusually – and to be commended – Hugo Boss has commissioned 20 international artists to create interactive artworks that reflect the brand’s key colours.  This is a fun exhibition where the visitor can enjoy and participate in the […]

Superb Scottish craftsmanship in the 2014 Commonwealth Games baton.

Superb Scottish craftsmanship in the 2014 Commonwealth Games baton.

  The stunning new baton designed by  Glasgow-based 4c Design, the Games’ equivalent of the Olympic torch, made of Scottish materials with a hint of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, will take a 288-day journey through the Commonwealth before returning to Scotland for the start of the Games next July. Glasgow 2014 chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin […]

Colourful and economic – Richard Rodgers house appears at the Royal Academy

Colourful and economic – Richard Rodgers house appears at the Royal Academy

The calm classical setting of the Royal Academy has been startled by the appearance of a colourful economic house designed by Richard Rogers, which sits alongside the exhibition of his work in the Burlington Gardens wing.  Suggested as a solution to the housing crisis, the house arrives as a flat-pack and can be constructed within […]