Alessi Adds Gorgeous New Lamps to Its Glossy Shelves

By Kat Hannaford on at

Design fans will have another few objets d'art to add to their wishlists after scoping out Alessi's first-ever range of lighting solutions, which were announced today. Star of the show has got to be the Phylum lamp (above, £249), designed by Andrea Morgante, which is hewn from a single sheet of ultra-thin steel, folded and corrugated to represent a flower.

Awesome Photography Projects For the Weekend

By Haje Jan Kamps on at

Are you bored to tears with taking the same old photos? We all get to that point some times, but there's absolutely no reason to -- there are loads of fun projects you could throw yourself at to open the creative gates and let the juices flow! Proverbially speaking, of course.

Virgin Media Makes its First Ever Profit

By Gary Cutlack on at

Even the amount of money it had to pay Usain Bolt to be in those rubbish adverts hasn't stopped Virgin Media posting its first ever profit, with the media pipe provider managing to end years of UK cable supplier misery and stick £75.9 in the bank this year.

O2 Dumping Phone Chargers as Part of Eco Push

By Gary Cutlack on at

O2 has announced something it's calling the Think Big Blueprint, which is a collection of sustainability boasts that may or may not save carbon and stop the planet exploding for a few more minutes. One of the interesting tangible plans it's putting in to action is a decision to stop issuing chargers with new mobile phones.