UK Design

What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet?

Thomas Church | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Facebook has successfully tested solar powered drones that will connect over a billion people to the Internet. The company will become the gateway keeper to the web, a company that both creates the pipes and controls what flows through them.

Design by the Pound

Jim Prior | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK
Jim Prior

There's no doubt in my mind that the tide is starting to turn in favour of making great design an essential component of better business and a better society. But it remains the case that such approaches are the exception rather than the rule.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As you enter the exhibition, you are met with the face of Alexander McQueen merging into his trademark skull, which for me signified the work and the person merging into the visionary he became. Known for his legendary catwalks and theatrical style, this has been translated into exhibition form.

Present-Day Berlin Is Building Itself on the Scars of History

Tomo Taka | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tomo Taka

Reminders of World War II present themselves everywhere in Berlin. A brick line twists throughout the city's roads indicating where the Berlin Wall once stood. Checkpoint Charlie, a crossing point between the East and West, remains intact and one of the city's most popular tourist hotspots.

A GREAT Time in Shanghai

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

As a GREAT campaign ambassador I feel that Great Britain and China have a phenomenal opportunity to create partnerships and business together. The festival has been a fantastic platform to build on new and existing relationships in a new economic climate. It was an honour to have the Duke of Cambridge there to be as part of this pioneering event and it makes me proud to be British!

Why is the UK Designing Such a Grey Future?

Mark Bonner | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Bonner

I recently searched Surrey for a secondary school that truly valued creativity for my own daughter. Both private and state, the answer was depressingly similar; "Oh yes, we do do ART here, but it's not a real degree is it?" one headmaster risked his life in telling me.

Perfectionism - Strive for Something Better!

Vicky Bullen | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

It's hard to be perfect when you are doing something new - inevitably we will make mistakes. And so our fixation with always being faultless can stop us trying new things, stop us experimenting and taking risks.

How to Use Your Big Ideas

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

When I started my business I was fearless, tenacious, ambitious, passionate and totally in love with my job. Fast forward forty years and guess what - I'm fearless, tenacious, ambitious, passionate and TOTALLY in love with my job... What keeps this spark alive is big ideas YOU have and they're incredibly important to pay attention to every day.

What's the Future of Wearable Tech now Google Glass is Out?

Thomas Church | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Wearable technology should mean more than Nike+ or Apple Watch. It should also mean technology that allows you to create and decide what to wear.

Week Three in the Studio

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Caitlin Charles-Jones

Working from home is pretty blissful in most respects, I'm lucky enough to have a space which I have been given free reign (by my incredibly supportive parents) to make my own.

People Of Note Take on Samsung's Galaxy Note 4

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has got to be one of the most impressive handheld devices we’ve had across the tech desk on The Huffington Post. So to...

Celebrity Style Dressing Rooms - In Your Home!

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

Whatever your needs or objective may be, whether it is to house a growing collection of clothes or for space saving reasons, in this post, I am going to explore five incredible examples of dressing room ideas.

Will The Apple Watch Be The Last Truly 'Apple' Product?

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

The Apple Watch's operating system looks so alien that I almost don't like it, and that's a good thing.

Attracting the Right Talent to Engineering - From Stem to Steam

Peter Luff | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Luff

Our national security and our future competitiveness and prosperity all depend on bringing more people into engineering at all levels. But we need rather different skills from the conventional ones engineering has sought in the past and this is widely understood...

Historically Innovative: Heritage Brands, Thoroughly Modern Methods

Jon Wood | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK
Jon Wood

Surprise your customers with something new, and suddenly you'll capture attention. The impact of this surprise innovation is always greatest with traditional brands, simply because no one expects it.

New Years Resolution: Take a Break!

Vicky Bullen | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

In our efforts to work efficiently, produce more for less, meet the ever increasing demands of our world, serve our clients and our colleagues well and just fit it all in (I am exhausted writing it!) we were in danger of forgetting some fundamentals.

Meet The Designers Who Think There's No Such Thing As Waste

Protein UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

How we think about and treat the environment is a growing concern in the modern world. Thankfully possible solutions to issues surrounding sustain...

Is This The Best Way To Design The Ultimate Pair Of Heels?

Protein UK | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency’s mission to land Philea on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet sparked Studio Swine’s interest in astronomical material...

Ditto Press Designers Reveal Where Paper Meets Tablet

Protein UK | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech

Inspired by a mixture of psychedelic art works and skate culture, the Print Techniques swatch features an ‘inky ghost’ loosely resembling the D in...

How To Turn Your Home Into A Percussive Orchestra

Protein UK | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech

PAN Studios have a background in changing the way people think about public space. They wanted to take the same reflective approach towards the do...

From Quill To Stylus, The Evolution Of The Pen

The Huffington Post UK | Libby Plummer | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

From disposable plastic pens that cost mere pence to high-tech pens that link paper notepads to apps, the pen has changed immensely over the years. An...

London's Top Designers Reveal What Inspires Them

The Huffington Post UK | Protein UK | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Tech

PAN Studio share five pieces of design that have influenced their work. 1) Civilisation series  These games offer a compelling mechanic with ...

Design for Dementia

Lucy Maddox | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Lucy Maddox

You are stuck in a busy, noisy, unfamiliar building. You are unsure of where you are or even what time of year it is. All the corridors look the same. You find it hard to judge how far away the floor is. You can't remember where the toilets are. You can't remember why you're here. You feel a rising sense of panic as you search for clues to where you are, and even who you are.

What's New in Hong Kong: Creative Happenings, Portable Wifi and Hedgehog-Shaped Dim Sum

Mark Hodson | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Photo: Mark Hodson According to my own brief and entirely unscientific survey, every single person in Hong Kong carries a smartphone. But I've gone ...

Meet Ben Barker & Sam Hill, The Team Behind The Playful Hello Lamp Post Project

The Huffington Post UK | Protein UK | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

Designing ‘playful’ systems doesn’t sound like terribly hard work; in fact designing systems for enjoyment and recreation rather than for a seri...