Christmas cards by architects and designers for 2019

Our pick of the best Christmas cards we’ve received from architects, designers and brands this year includes Chris Precht’s treehouse and a festive Notre-Dame Cathedral. Chris Precht SOM Ulf Mejergren Architects MAD White Arkitekter Simon Kennedy Spark Architects Feix & Merlin Alma-nac Woods Bagot Child Graddon Lewis Coffey Architects Grid Architects  Marcel Wanders YCL Emrys Estudio […]

10 of the most original Christmas trees of 2019

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Christmas trees of the year, including not one but two inspired by the Bauhaus and a Lego dragon in Christmas tree form. The Lattice tree by OuterEdit, Singapore Metal cubes in bright, gradient colours are stacked on top of each other to form the ten tiers of this […]

Yinka Ilori creates brightly coloured Christmas tree for London hotel

Yinka Ilori has rounded off a busy year by designing a stylised Christmas tree for London‘s Sanderson hotel, featuring his signature colourful and graphic aesthetic. Ilori designed the 2.5-metre-tall Christmas tree to greet guests as they enter the lobby of the Philippe Starck-designed hotel on Berners Street. The sculptural installation comprises five geometric forms that […]

Anne Hardy transforms Tate Britain into a ghostly ruin

Artist Anne Hardy has decorated the facade of London’s Tate Britain gallery to make it look like a temple marooned by rising sea-levels, in a bid to raise awareness about the impact of climate change. Hardy’s installation for the gallery‘s annual winter commission uses tangled lights, tattered banners and other objects to transform the 19th-century […]

Hou de Sousa wraps rebar in colourful string for installation outside New York’s Flatiron Building

Architecture studio Hou de Sousa has built three volumes, constructed rebar and covered in bright cords, to form “gateways, apertures and seating” in front of New York City’s Flatiron Building for this holiday season. Local studio Hou de Sousa has built Ziggy temporarily at the corner plaza between Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street, in front of […]

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