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Design

The magCulture shop, which specialises in eclectic journals, has just marked its first anniversary – proof that discerning readers retain a healthy interest in magazines.

 

As an early Christmas gift to Londoners, select retailers and designers based in Islington’s Amwell Street, are coming together to host a special late night shopping evening on Monday 5th December.

 

Our neighbourhood isn’t short of design talent. Interiors expert Kate O’Donnell selects her pick of local produce for a Christmas gift with a Clerkenwell connection.

 

Make sure to head to Sway Gallery in Old Street for premium 'made in Japan' products.' The gallery has two key areas: the exhibition area and a little gallery shop, that offers new lifestyle ideas with carefully selected made in Japan items. The aim is to introduce to Europe Japanese hidden gems.

 

The ‘100% Design’ show took place at Olympia this September and was Clerkenwell Design Week’s sister event. This year, Clerkenwell has a particularly strong presence at the design show.

 

The Cordwainers college has been teaching the art of shoemaking for almost 130 years - graduates include Patrick Cox, Emma Hope and Jimmy Choo. Since merging with the London College of Fashion, it’s been located in Clerkenwell. Kate O’Donnell meets the students and tutors crafting our footwear future.

 

Known for her bold, colourful designs, Helen Yardley has been producing rugs for more than 30 years. She describes the inspiration behind her striking work, the tufting gun that shoots yarn and her plans for Clerkenwell Design Week.

 

There were hundreds of designers showing their work at Clerkenwell Design Week from 24-26 May. Kate O’Donnell reviews some of the top brands from each of the eight top exhibition venues.

 

The sudden death of Zaha Hadid prompted tributes and appraisals around the world for this groundbreaking architect based in EC1. Here architectural writer, commentator and The Post’s columnist Peter Murray considers her legacy.