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Design festival highlights

London Design Festival’s a funny affair. Venues across London clamouring to get your attention and, inside each, some of the world’s finest designers competing, again, to get your eyeballs fixed on them. It can be quite a daunting affair. Three years ago one ShortList staffer, sent out to cover the event, was found huddled in the corner of a Starbucks whimpering and talking about ‘Nam! Thus, we’ve done all the hard work for you by compiling some of the best designs on show for you to peruse at your leisure. And if you do have slightly larger cojones than our easily-perturbed writer, then the event is on until Sunday September 26.



Brit rock artwork


The ultimate woodland retreat



Roast potatoes and burnt toast could put you at risk of cancer

Potato smiles ain't looking so smiley anymore

by James Bird
23 Jan 2017

Rod Stewart was hilariously pissed on live television over the weekend


by Sam Diss
23 Jan 2017

Artist makes a 27ft Knife Angel out of 100,000 confiscated weapons

Could this end up in Trafalgar Square?

20 Jan 2017

Finally, a Top Trumps game that shows all of Donald Trump's personas

For 1-4 Caucasian players

by Emily Badiozzaman
20 Jan 2017

Brilliant political cartoons that sum up Donald Trump's idiocy

Because sometimes you have to laugh. Right? RIGHT?

20 Jan 2017

Read Obama’s farewell letter to the American people

"You made me a better man"

by Emily Badiozzaman
20 Jan 2017

Yohji Yamamoto's new collection actually makes us want to wear a suit

We'll have one of everything, please

by Sam Diss
20 Jan 2017

This kid set a fire at anti-Trump rally; totally owned it on live TV

We want to be this kid when we grow up

by Sam Diss
20 Jan 2017

The West Wing Staff's goodbye video to Obama is truly heartbreaking

Tissues at the ready guys

by Dave Fawbert
20 Jan 2017

All the insane perks Donald Trump will get as President

Presidential seal M&Ms anyone?

by Paddy Maddison
19 Jan 2017