Articles tagged creative

The first ‘moveable’ mixed use development in London An innovative development has opened in Lewisham, and it has been described as the first of its kind in the UK.

PLACE/Ladywell, designed by prestigious architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, is a colourful set of modular apartments and offices, which can be ‘picked up’ and moved at a later date.

This temporary project offers interesting opportunities in terms of flexibility and design to architects and developers, opening up the possibility of similar schemes around the country.

Combining clean blocks with bold colours, PLACE/Ladywell also features Formica Group's exterior cladding VIVIX.

Take a closer look at this unique project here and tell us your thoughts.




An enormous exhibition creates a kaleidoscopic experience bursting with light and colour.

teamLab’s ‘DMM.Planets Art’ covers 3,000 square metres of space, divided into four multisensory areas encouraging full-on immersion from visitors.

From smell to sight to sound, each installation plays with our expectations and perceptions. For instance, ‘In Wander Through the Crystal Universe’, the sounds of the universe are combined with mirrors and LEDs, which respond to your movement through the space.

Another, ‘Drawing on the Water Surface…’, sees visitors wading through colourful water, with light-generated koi swimming around the space.

Explore the unique exhibition here and tell us what you think of it.


A British set designer has created an architectural feature out of the classic fashion runway, twisting it around the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Niterói in Brazil.

Es Devlin's unique creation lifts into the air and snakes around itself, providing a vivid red talking point amongst Rio's Futurist architecture and stunning natural vistas.

The incredible installation, which was used for Louis Vuitton's cruise collection, appears to flow seamlessly from the Niemeyer-designed museum.

Devlin said: 'The pathways they trace echo its sinuous linear forms and guide our eyes towards the depths of sea and rock scape beyond.'

Explore this innovative combination of fashion and architecture here, and tell us what you think about it.


Some iconic posters are familiar with generation upon generation of consumers, but do we really understand the history behind them?

Wallpaper Direct has gathered the stories behind some of these well-known prints, including the omnipresent 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster, Andy Warhol's soup cans, and a striking artwork from the 1830s.

The infographic reveals the date and creator of each of the posters, along with some background information about its production and influence.

Learn more about these iconic posters here and let us know your favourites - is there one that you think should be on the list?


The Flintstones have returned from Bedrock to feature in a new Halifax advert.

Promoting Halifax's current account switch, Fred Flintstone embarks on a journey to find a more modern bank, contrasting with his caveman origins - but why does Fred want to switch?

The first ad in the series saw Top Cat applying for a mortgage, while Fred will also appear in Halifax branches and online.

Watch the Flinstones' return below and let us know what you think of the ad.






Just as we thought summer had arrived, you can now immerse yourself in a magical wintry installation in Washington DC’s National Building Museum.

‘Icebergs’, by James Corner Field Operations, is a glacial landscape with white peaks jutting from a transparent blue box, which is large enough to let visitors explore the underwater scene.

Visitors are encouraged to relax on chunky, triangle shaped bean bags; alternatively, those with a little more courage can either ascend to the summit onto a spectacular viewing platform or embark on a journey down a slippery berg.

The main objective of this experience is to create a space for play and reflection, as well as for submerging yourself into a chilly delight in contrast to humid city life.

Take a look at the piece here and tell us what you think.




Canva is inspiring creativity with its new colour palettes.

The site lets savvy users upload and share images with rich, vibrant colours with ease ‒ no qualifications required!

Creating spectacular combinations of tranquil blues, tropical oranges, soothing scenes, and much more is now stress-free with Canva’s variety of themes inspired by real photographs.

The themes include ‘Rich and Adventurous’, ‘Warm Antique’, and ‘Tropical Punch’, adding another dimension to your photos or brand identity.

Poppie Pack, Canva’s Graphic Designer, gives further tips and tricks of how to enhance your photography, as well as explaining colour symbolism.

Sign up for free here and be sure to share your stunning Picasso-worthy creations with us.






Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas has captured the mesmerising life of Africa’s animals at night.

With the help of modern camera technology, he was able to get up close and personal with each animal in their natural Zambian habitat under the stars, creating stunning and dramatic pictures.

He used a unique remote control buggy, BeetleCam, which helped him capture each shot remotely to ensure the animals weren't spooked.

Read more about Will's breath-taking work here and let us know what you think of it.


A Parisian graffiti artist brings a unique twist to architectural facades with mind-bending street art.

Graffiti artist Astro creates incredible optical illusions on the sides of buildings, which appear to form mysterious portals.

Two dimensions are transformed into three with the use of deep colours, clever shading, and abstract shapes, creating talking points and adding interest to the neighbourhoods.

Astro’s latest work consists of a mural on a residential building in Portugal, on behalf of urban art project Loures Art Publica, which contrasts various blues for intriguing depth.

Take a look at the work here and tell us what you think of it.





A fun PR stunt for Ghostbusters literally breaks new ground in one of London’s busiest train stations. 

Ray Stantz may have described Mr Stay Puft as something that could never ever possibly destroy us, but have you seen the marshmallow man in Waterloo?

The iconic monster appears to have smashed his way from underground, where commuters are encouraged to take a selfie with the supernatural sweet guy - there's even a special snapchat filter available in the station.

Slime oozes over security cameras and on the tiles, while a pop-up Forbidden Planet booth is packed full of Ghostbusters merchandise.

Read more about the installation here and tell us whether you’ll be seeing the film.

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