Architecture and Design

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A photo of the front of a packet of eyelashes being modelled by a young woman

Curator's Choice: 3D guns, Primark trousers and Katy Perry eyelashes at the V&A

Corinna Gardner, the Curator of Contemporary Product Design, on the high-profile impact of the new Rapid Response Collecting gallery at London's Victoria & Albert Museum.

A photo of a young girl playing with a circular design object

Artist's Statement: Tom Metcalfe on a London Design Festival showcase at Christie's

The producer of Objects Sandbox, an exhibition of brand new products within an Internet of Things, on working with archaeologists, ethnomusicologists and more.

A photo of the well-designed interiors of a modern domestic house

Open competition lets London homeowners make their house a National Trust property

In an open competition with four £1,000 prizes, house-proud Londoners are being given the chance to make their home the National Trust's 13th property in the capital.

a photo of a room interior with yellow wallpaper covered with framed paintings

Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter is inspirational at Towner Eastbourne

The life and work of the remarkable Peggy Angus is celebrated with a fitting exhibition at Towner. Richard Moss enjoys the journey with Angus biographer James Russell.

an oil portrait of a bearded man

NPG unveils its blockbuster autumn exhibition with major William Morris show

The National Portrait Gallery is to mount a major exhibition in the autumn with Fiona McCarthy curating a wide ranging show about William Morris and his ongoing influence.

a printed fabric with a repeat pattern of buildings on it

Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Henry Moore regarded his colourful textile designs as "a bit of holiday" and Picasso allowed his designs to be printed on virtually anything - apart from sofas. The Fashion and Textile Museum......

A black and white photo of an actress sitting in a car wearing a white hat and sunglasses

Specs show stars Michael Caine and Audrey Hepburn at the National Glass Centre

Charting the rise of fashionable spectacles during the 20th century, an exhibition on the history of Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses takes a closer look at some big names.

Michael Caine wearing black thick-rimmed spectacles.

Show off your spectacular selfies at the National Glass Centre's Goldsmiths Spectacles exhibition

Featuring the designs which inspired a generation of spectacle wearers, a new exhibition at the National Glass Centre gives the public a chance to show off their selfies.

A black and white photo of a man with glasses and a moustache with paper over his eyes

KLF co-founder Bill Drummond to rock Volume in Library of Birmingham Discovery Season

The co-founder of the eighties avant-garde band will give a speech and a "punk-rock design performance" during a three-day publishing mini-season in Birmingham.

Rebecca Joselyn, Crushed Can Jug

Big ideas and small disruptions: Subversive Designs at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

With works by Vivienne Westwood, Grayson Perry, Thomas Heatherwick and Paul Scott, Brighton's Subversive Designs reveals the counter-culture of the decorative arts.

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