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We all know the saying "history is written by the victors" and there has been a long tradition of celebrating people and events we now publicly recognise as problematic. What we hear less about and are less apt to remember are the persons treated as collateral damage, those whose blood and toil were exploited along the way such as the estimated 400,000 enslaved Africans who were transported to Barbados during the 17th and 18th centuries while the island was a British colony.

2021 saw a number of monuments to colonialism overturned in the UK and more steps are being taken to recognise those who suffered, but as far as we are aware, no monument has yet been conceived or built in the West Indies that matches the scale of this memorial designed by Adjaye Associates, the architecture studio led by RIBA Royal Gold Medalist David Adjaye who has spoken publicly about the need for more memorials and monuments dedicated to the victims of slavery. 

London-based designer Ilse Crawford and Danish design company Carl Hansen & Son have once again collaborated to reimagine five of Hans J. Wegner’s earliest designs.

This collaboration between Art of Ping Pong and French illustrator Marylou Faure who aspires to create works that invoke joy scores all the points.

British-Bermudian artist Charlie Godet Thomas takes a diverse approach to his art with pieces that intersect between the disciplines of  writing, painting, sculpture, assemblage, photography, sound and video.  

Anya Hindmarch

Single-use plastic bags continue to be popular as they are cheap and convenient even five years after the British government imposed a tax on their use. Before her time first with her 'I Am Not A Plastic Bag' launched with supermarket giant Sainsbury’s fourteen years ago, and then later with her 'I Am A Plastic Bag' campaign, British designer Anya Hindmarch has always led the charge on raising awareness of the environmental damage caused by single-use shopping bags. She returns once again with The Universal Bag, her latest sustainable fashion initiative.

Designers doubled their reach this Spring. Why limit yourself to one gender when you can cater to all?

We are not huge motorheads, but even we were excited when we caught sight of the new BMW iX which was unveiled at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week.

Trinidadian architect and designer Laura Narayansingh designed the Bush House as her family's home with the aim of showing that with thoughtful design, a lot can be achieved with a brief constrained by both topography and budget.