Certain to be of interest to many here is the BFI's upcoming COI Collection: Design for Today DVD set.
Released on 22nd March 2010, it's a two disc set pulled from the Central Office of Information archives, one covering architecture and design from days gone by, the other looking at fashion during a similar era. Disc one covers Designing Women (1948 – the dos and don’ts of home furnishing); Brief City (1952), modernist architecture and design on show at the Festival of Britain; Design for Today (1965), Hugh Hudson’s day-in-the-life of British design, and Peter Greenaway’s Insight: Terence Conran. Two of the films also have alternative scores by Saint Etienne.
Disc two looks at fashion, including pieces as recent as Insight: Zandra Rhodes (1981), but also going back with The Pacemakers: Biba (1970), a look at the work of Barbara Hulanicki, Miniskirts Make Money (1968) and The Country Look (1971). The set officially retails at £19.99, although Amazon is already doing pre-orders for a heavily discounted £11.98.