Design

Key design events in September

If you love design, September is your month. From the first London Design Biennale to Paris Design Week, the month is packed with the best international fairs to inspire, inform, entertain, thrill, teach and network with designers, artists and architects that attend from all over the world. Here’s some of the ones you shouldn’t miss.

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The illustrator behind Hermès’ silk scarf designs

One of the most enjoyable aspects of big fashion brands is the way they celebrate and reward unique creativity. They are looking, after all, for a unique product. Alice Shirley is a British artist who has written and illustrated children’s books and one of her latest accomplishments is her collaboration with the French fashion house, Hermès. We want to share some of her beautiful creations and talk a little bit about her story.

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Judging books by their covers

The New York Times has revealed the Best Book Covers of 2015. Matt Dorfman, the magazine’s artistic director, has selected 12 books chosen for their ability to “lure in” the reader, “by posing questions that I don’t want to ignore.”

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Breakfast for two

Every single day, Michael Zee and his mate Mark van Beek immortalise in their Instagram a new and amazing breakfast from around the world. Arranged symmetrically, their creations are a prodigious treat for the eyes. Proof that there’s more to toast and cereal.

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