Le Voyage à Nantes Public Art Festival

Artworks interact with the French city itself—and some stay in place forever

If you arrive by boat to Nantes in western France, you’ll quickly understand what makes the city (the country’s sixth largest) such an unusual and thrilling place. Scattered all along the Loire river on the way into the city are massive public artworks, including a skeletal sea-snake and a typical French stone house that’s sat in the middle of the river and looks like it …

London’s Art Night 2018

Pop-ups and performances across 60 locations for this nocturnal event

Cities are in a constant state of flux as new neighborhoods are developed, gentrification quickly changes areas and demographics, and people come and go. There are few cities where the old and the new live side by side quite as much as in London, where narrow streets filled with Victorian housing sit next to gigantic, glass-covered tech towers. For the third iteration of the city’s …

Sir Terence Conran’s (RED) Suite at the ANDAZ Hotel, London

We speak with the famed designer about his new project supporting the AIDs organization

The first time Sir Terence Conran set foot into what was then The Great Eastern Hotel in London, decades ago, it wasn’t exactly a boutique experience. “I went to book a room, and the girl behind the reception desk asked me, ‘How many hours do you want?’” He tells us the story at the opening of his new suite—created in collaboration with AIDS organization (RED)—at …

Interview: Artist Richard Woods on “Upgrade” at Skip Gallery

Dissecting an exhibition on houses and housing in London

Housing and houses are an English obsession—the old adage “an Englishman’s home is his castle” still holds true for many, and the failure of millennials to get on the property ladder, as well as the increase of homelessness in major UK cities, are regularly the subject of the news. That the artist Richard Woods is one of those fascinated by the topic is no wonder; …

Highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

Remarkable installations on display across London's nightclubs, churches, former prisons and more

In the crowded space of global design weeks, London’s Clerkenwell Design Week has a distinct advantage: not only is the area home to a huge number of architects and design businesses, making it a truly local celebration, it’s also blessed with interesting spaces to showcase the designs in. The installations and shows can be found in everything from a former prison to a church and …