Inventions showcase the best of human creativity, and can almost always be linked to what great ideas came before, as Raconteur found in a survey of over 400 scientists, tech journalists, academics, authors and interested readers
Thanks in large part to IKEA and the desire to modernise our homes, Scandinavian design has become so well known as to have effectively become a brand in its own right. But, asks Hanna Nova Beatrice, editor of the Swedish magazine Plaza Interior, is it a brand past its sell-by date?
Scandinavian design has long been in the doldrums, dependent on its august past. But, thanks to an international perspective and a fresh playfulness, a new generation of designers is now coming to the fore, writes Nick Compton
The revolutionary woman’s magazine Nova captured much more than the latest fashions. It was a statement of gender and changes in British society for which an appetite may still remain, writes Rosie Gist