Little Black Classics


Penguin Books has created a new collection to celebrate its 80th anniversary.

Eighty classic Penguin titles have been chosen for the Little Black Classics range, to be sold at 80p each.

Poetry, drama, and famous short stories will be found in this brand new collection.

A cute website has also been created, where you can navigate a penguin to discover the eighty classics available.

Take a look at the full collection here and tell us which ones you have.

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Giant slides to be installed in London


Carsten Höller has unveiled his new plans for the Hayward Gallery, which includes two giant slides.

The slides are part of Höller’s ‘Decision’ exhibition and will be open to gallery visitors as an exit.

Director of the Hayward Gallery, Ralph Rugoff, said: “’Decision’ will ask visitors to make choices, but also, more importantly, to embrace a kind of double vision that takes in competing points of view”.

Visitors will be able to experience the exhibition from June to September.

Have a look at the design here and tell us if you’ll be having a go.

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Innovative buses launched in San Francisco


San Francisco and Leap Transit have launched city buses with brand new designs, focusing more on the comfort side rather than on mass transportation.

The little touches include free Wi-Fi, snacks, and drinks.

However, comfort and luxury come at a price, as a single ticket currently cost $6 or $5 if bought in bulk.

Discover the new look San Francisco city bus here and tell us if you would take a ride.

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Serpentine Gallery reveals colourful design for 2015


The Serpentine Gallery has unveiled a new design by SelgasCano for its 2015 Pavilion.

The Spanish duo, appointed for the job in December, have transformed the pavilion into colourful chrysalis shaped structure.

The artists explained their project: “we sought a way to allow the public to experience architecture through simple elements: structure, light, transparency, shadows, form, change, surprise, colour and materials.”

The Serpentine Gallery annually gives designers the opportunity to provide their interpretation of the pavilion.

Discover the new pavilion here and tell us if you would like to visit.

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Digital waterfall on the Grand Palais


The Grand Palais’s facade has beeen transformed for Art Paris Art Fair 2015.

The iconic Parisian exhibition hall has had three different videos projected on its facade.

The Art Paris Art Fair selected TeamLab, Dominic Harris, and Mounir Fatmi for the project.

The art collective TeamLab turned the Grand Palais into a cascade of running water, as pictured.

Watch the installation below and let us know what you think.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/123198826

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New London Architecture unveils annual survey results


New London Architecture released the results of this year’s London Tall Buildings Survey.

The independent forum has teamed up with GLHearn to reveal that 263 new buildings are scheduled in 2015.

With a rise in the number of towers under construction, Head of London Strategy at GLHearn, Shaun Andrews, summed up the results: “if London doesn’t grow up, it will need to grow out.”

South, East and Central London will see the greatest number of tall buildings built this year.

Learn more about the survey’s results here and let us know what you think about the tall buildings boom.

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