Art and design

A few surprises in 2015's 'Designs of the Year'

A few surprises in 2015's 'Designs of the Year'

Nominations for Design Museum's prestigious award have been revealed. Here are our top picks in each category
'Avant gardens': When art, design and a whole load of plants collide

'Avant gardens': When art, design and a whole load of plants collide

Traditional ideas about gardens are being replaced by a more sculpture-like approach -- and with fantastic results
The hotel room you can pack and bring with you

The hotel room you can pack and bring with you

Got some extra space? Hotello turns it into an instant hotel room
8 of the world's most beautiful airports

8 of the world's most beautiful airports

Rainbow palettes, tent-like buildings and structures inspired by rolling dunes ... some airports are as pretty as they are functional
Top architect named: Tour Toyo Ito's unusual buildings

Top architect named: Tour Toyo Ito's unusual buildings

Spectacular buildings by the revered Japanese architect withstand earthquakes, defy walls and sometimes look like sponges
Paying homage: The legendary buildings of Oscar Niemeyer

Paying homage: The legendary buildings of Oscar Niemeyer

A look at the Brazilian Modernist architect's life work
In the studio with Nini Sum, struggling trailblazer

In the studio with Nini Sum, struggling trailblazer

In a basement in Shanghai Nini Sum hopes to bring good art to the masses by creating original work at an affordable price
How much is that Google doodle in the window?

How much is that Google doodle in the window?

Indian students aged five to 15 were invited to dress up the Google homepage logo for prize money, but are they getting ripped off?
Abu Dhabi Airport debuts futuristic sleeping pods

Abu Dhabi Airport debuts futuristic sleeping pods

GoSleep pods convert to beds and will store luggage and charge phones
Singapore Biennale 2011: The bluffer's guide

Singapore Biennale 2011: The bluffer's guide

No need to give yourself an art overdose: These 10 pieces provide a perfect introduction to the Singapore Biennale 2011
Sajima Club: From Formula 1 think pad to private party space

Sajima Club: From Formula 1 think pad to private party space

A night as an emperor’s neighbor needn’t break the bank for a night out
What's on at DETOUR 2010 in Hong Kong

What's on at DETOUR 2010 in Hong Kong

With "double the space and double the money" DETOUR 2010 promises two weeks of artistic debauchery
The Merlion gets a makeover by Salvatore Ferragamo

The Merlion gets a makeover by Salvatore Ferragamo

Our half-lion, half-fish of a national icon has been given a designer stamp of approval. But will you wear it?
Brown Paper Bag delivery for CNNGo Mumbai

Brown Paper Bag delivery for CNNGo Mumbai

Mumbai's secret scouters of cool bring you the best of what's new and undiscovered. Sweet spots this week include cinnamon buns from America, made-to-order marmalade and personalized crossword puzzles
China’s artists EXPOsed by UK Pavilion

China’s artists EXPOsed by UK Pavilion

The UK Expo Pavilion reaches out to creative Chinese youth
A field of folded lotus flowers at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

A field of folded lotus flowers at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

This serene low-tech installation invites us to take refuge, away from our frenzied, wired existence