Clare Peacock

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You can now see some of the dirt a major data marketer has on you

Acxiom knows a lot about you, and it's finally letting you see how much<p>Marketers need to know a lot about you in order to tailor online ads toward your interests. If you've ever wondered just how much they have on you, you may be in luck: Acxiom, one of the largest data harvesters around, is …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

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Interiors: Mellow in yellow - in pictures

From statement sofas to bold wallpaper designs, giant shining letters to the most cheerful kitchen appliances, it's time to let the sunshine into your home with accessories and furniture in this season's freshest colour

Designs of the Year shortlist announced

Folding helmets, smoke alarms that send you text messages and a pyramid-shaped school that floats on a lagoon in Nigeria are among the innovative solutions that make up the Design Museum's Designs of the Year shortlist, announced on Monday.<p>From architecture and fashion to transport and digital …

End of the creation story? Design and craft subjects decline in schools

Oskar Paulinski is talking Education Guardian through his design for a birdhouse, conceived in the style of a chocolate box-perfect country cottage. Holes in the roof, fashioned to look like skylights, will allow the birds to fly in and out, and doors at ground level allow access to the box's …

Move over, Foster: here are the actual Brits who built the modern world

A new BBC series celebrates the Lords of High Tech, from Norman Foster to Richard Rogers, but ignores other architects of the same generation whose work has had as much impact. Here’s our best of the rest<p>You see it in hospitals and offices, airports and schools. It is the go-to architectural …

Take a tour of Richard Rogers' flatpack home for homeless people – video

Rogers has collaborated with YMCA to create the Y:Cube, a flatpack home that costs just £30k to be factory-made off-site and can then be craned into place. Watch our timelapse video of the first one coming to life in Wimbledon, just like a giant Monopoly hotel – then have a nose around inside

The beautiful magazines setting out to prove print isn't dead

The magazine is dead, long live the magazine. It's not so much a resurrection of the magazine in the digital age as an explosion. A visit to any of the larger bookshops – Foyle's in London, or independent shops such as Colours May Vary in Leeds, Material in east London – will reveal an array of …

How visualising data has changed life… and saved lives

Big data, infographics, visualisations – the pop words of a modern phenomenon. But while information accumulation has become a 21st-century obsession, our generation is not the first to discover that a picture is worth a thousand words, as a new British Library exhibition will reveal.<p>Revelling in …

The beautiful magazines setting out to prove print isn't dead – in pictures

A new wave of publishers is bucking the digital trend with stylishly printed magazines that are as much a joy to hold as behold. John O'Reilly leafs through the visual and textural delights

Will the buildings of the future be grown underwater?

A spiny pencil urchin hangs in a perspex case next to the lacy sheath of a glass sponge. Nearby lie the cracked-open skulls of crows and robins, a collection of knobbly seed pods and a globular lump of brain coral. Eerily lit from below by glowing tables, which themselves seem to grow from the …

Flat roofs may be the answer to managing urban floods

All sorts of causes are being blamed for the current flooding in the UK: lack of dredging, poor management of catchment areas, construction on flood plains and paving over front gardens to name a few.<p>One thing is for sure – we will be paying a lot more attention to the topic given the current …

Climate change and circular economy take centre stage at Davos

Recognising global warming as "one of the most serious and complex challenges facing humankind," this year's WEF meeting devoted 23 sessions to climate change.<p>World Bank president Jim Yong Kim heralded 2014 as a year of climate action and called for a $50bn (£29.9bn) green bond market by 2015. Nike …

Interior design ideas: forever 50s - in pictures

This Glasgow apartment is filled with retro touches – many uncovered after its young, artistic owners moved in.

London and High Line thinking

This blog has been quiet lately, mostly because I've been on a family break to snowy New York City. We did a lot of standard visitor stuff - museums, the Top of the Rock, the Staten Island ferry - and also walked the High Line, the elevated former west Manhattan railway track that has been …

How design can help to solve the UK's energy crisis

It is very easy to sit back and criticise the big energy suppliers, easy to accuse them of ripping the British public off. But surely the answer isn't 'big brother' style regulation or years of tit for tat media haranguing, with the energy companies simply claiming that they are "doing everything …

David Mackintosh's top 10 illustration and design tips

David Macintosh is rather a busy bee. Not only is he the author of Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School, The Frank Show and his latest book Standing in for Lincoln Green, he is also a renowned illustrator and designer and the man behind the design of Lauren Child's books including Clarice Bean …

Interior design ideas: a Yorkshire mill worker's cottage is transformed – in pictures

When a young couple bought a Yorkshire wreck to do up and sell, the last thing they expected was to make it their family home

3D printing, simulation softwares and new designs for Boeing and Ford

Form and function have always been a focus for product designers. But a third principle has emerged in recent years and is being woven into the design process for everything from jumbo jets to drugs: sustainability.<p>The focus on sustainability has forced developers of design software to build new …

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Wearable technology: meet the world's most connected human – video

The future's bright, the future's wearable ... Oliver Wainwright mingles with the 'early adopters' at London's largest conference for wearable technology. From smart watches to virtual reality headsets via the world's most connected human, the Guardian's design critic enters a new frontier

Everyman Liverpool review – the new theatre where everyone's a player

Architecture and theatre are not easy in each other's company. Theatre involves illusion, fakery and artifice, and would rather have something painted to look like marble than the actual mineral. It is a thing of night and manmade lighting, and is whorish in its imagery and styles. Architecture, at …

Rise of the 'inner-net': meet the most connected man on the planet

Keeping track of your emails and staying on top of your calendar might be hard enough, but for American software developer Chris Dancy, life doesn’t feel complete without several hundred data sets about his life being fed to him simultaneously at all times.<p>“I’ve been called the most connected human …

The restored Manchester Central Library - a sneak peek - in pictures

Manchester Central Library reopens on Saturday with its historic features carefully restored following a £50m revamp. Take a sneak peek at the refurbishment here

Homes wish list: Middle Eastern- and Moroccan-inspired home furnishings - in pictures

The Weekend interiors team picks their favourite Middle Eastern- and Moroccan-style high-street finds. So whatever you're looking for to brighten your home - be that a bright lampshade a moorish vase - check out their wish list

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …