Live small: Japanese housing design

Restrictions on size, alongside a long list of legal restrictions, has led Japan to adopt some weird and wonderful architectural solutions in its housing, as Jutaku, a new book from Phaidon showcases…

Liberty at 140

“I was determined not to follow existing fashion but create new ones,” said Arthur Lasenby Liberty of his intentions for the Liberty brand, which turns 140 this year. A new exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London looks back at the many prints, garments and textiles it has produced, as well as the history of its iconic shop.

AOP Photography Awards 2015 – the winners

From microscopic images of household items to moving monochrome portraiture, from Irish rugby stars to the inside of a Tornado jet engine – the winners of the Association of Photographers Awards 2015 have been announced…

E.H. Shepard: An Illustrator’s War

A new exhibition at The House of Illustration showcases over 100 wartime illustrations by E.H. Shepard, offering a fascinating insight into his work before Winnie the Pooh and a poignant look at life on the battlefield.

Map: Exploring the World

A new book from Phaidon looks at how we represent our world through maps, charting 5,000 years of cartography. Here, we look in detail at four examples – from an artistic interpretation of a national park and a 19th-century drawing of the moon, to visualisations of two very different natural disasters

Heath Robinson’s advertising celebrated in an exhibition at McCann London

From Honda to Google to OK Go, it would seem that everybody loves a quirky chain reaction machine. The influence for these contraptions is usually attributed to US cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg but another inspiration is British illustrator W Heath Robinson, whose work is currently on show at McCann London.

Assemble’s Granby Four Streets: this year’s Turner Prize winner?

Inventive and thought-provoking, the Granby Four Streets project from Assemble stands out in the Turner Prize shortlist. Antonia Wilson talks to the London-based collective at Glasgow’s Tramway, inside their installation – a monument to renovation and a showroom for their beautiful handcrafted homewares