UK Design

Interior Trends SS14 - Rich Pickings

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small accessories - and perhaps a few big splurges along the way!

Solving a Reader's Challenge; The Issue With Lighting a Dark Room

Fritha Strickland | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

With the only access to direct sunlight through the adjoining kitchen she wanted to know what she could do to brighten up the area without a major overhaul. We talked about the colour palette that would work best and were drawn to bright pinks, golds and turquoises to complement the other features in the room.

Simplifying the Complicated World of Design Thinking

Colin Hunter | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Colin Hunter

As part of an ongoing effort to add insight into some of the most successful business tomes, I am pulling my favourite leadership books off the shelf and giving them another worthwhile read.

How Do You Get Into the Creative Industries?

Paul Stafford | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Stafford

The question 'How do you get into the Creative Industry?' has been asked over and over again, usually around graduation time. I'm sure there are a thousand different answers, but the reality is that there is no hard and fast rule.

Top 10 Learnings from Designs of the Year 2014

Jonathan Hall | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Jonathan Hall

The Designs of the Year awards and exhibition at London's Design Museum offers plenty of food for thought for marketers.

iPhone Designer Leaves Apple After 'Falling Out'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Tech

One of the original designers of the iPhone has left Apple after a reported "falling out" with design chief Jony Ive. Greg Christie, Apple's VP of ...

Faisana Fashion Weekend: Celebrating Indo-Pakistani Design

Ben Mirza | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

The majority of these designers at the Faisana Fashion Weekend have been working in the industry for over 20 years; they have been instrumental in kick starting the rise of South Asian fashion on the global stage.

Elite 100 Restaurants in the World Ranking Shows How Design Matters

Tomo Taka | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tomo Taka

Design matters, and fine dining is catching on. Customers want more than just food at restaurants. They seek an experience - it's not just what's on the plate. Quality of food remains at the heart of fine dining.

As the Creative Economy Thrives, Art and Design Disappears From Schools

Nigel Carrington | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Nigel Carrington

Arts and design are sometimes seen as nice to have but not essential, especially when compared to "hard" science and maths disciplines; it is difficult to imagine that chemistry, physics and biology would ever be banded together in this way on the basis that they are all science.

We All Must Own the Places We Live In

Sir Terry Farrell | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Sir Terry Farrell

The architecture profession and the planning system must open up to all.

The Tattoo Revolution

Mandy Townsend | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Townsend

Tattoos are still under attack from the public even though there an estimated 20 million tats in Britain. Mandy Townsend believes it's time to rebel against this age old prejudice

How YouTube Will Change and the Future of Video

Thomas Church | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Since YouTube was founded in 2005, the videos hosted on and created for it have undergone super fast change: From blurry Motorola captured happy slap snaps, to professionally scripted and edited high definition videos.

Tripping Up Trunki - What Every Design-Focussed Business Should Know

Ilya Kazi | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Ilya Kazi

Having taken on the 'Dragon's Den', been sent away penniless, and gone on to develop a multi-million pound internationally-successful business, there are few that would begrudge the Trunki suitcase inventor Rob Law his success.

St Piece: It's All in the Print

Ben Mirza | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

It's experimentation that is the key to St Piece gaining so much attention in just over a year, being a varied group of artists, graphic designers and architects; they're a broad church so to speak, unlike similar studios.

How To Piss Off A Designer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Comedy

We think that all designers will shake their heads in sad recognition at this video from Buzzfeed. Or possibly punch their computer screen. And yes...

Blackadder to CNN; Q&A with Kemistry's Graham McCallum

Hannah Gal | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

From the 1966 graphics department of the BBC to transforming the look of contemporary broadcast news with CNN's redesign, gallery founder Graham McCallum takes time to reflect on a five decade career, his work for iconic Jackanory and Blackadder, the genius of Saul Bass and how "fresh ideas come from engaging with the real world, not Google".

Finding the SAMA Style

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

This was a very interesting project for me to work on, and a real departure from many of the interiors I have done in the past. The final result stands out in the Wimbledon landscape and lives up to my vision of a traditional meets futuristic dining experience.

Underground Fashion From Roundel

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Love or loathe the tube, there's no denying the fact that London Underground has a truly iconic aesthetic. The world's first city subway is awash with classic design, from Harry Beck's topological Tube Map to the station signage and typography.

WATCH: These Dishes Clean Themselves

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

If the basic human tasks you have to complete in order to stay alive are getting too much bother, some designers in Sweden might have an answer. Th...

Diary of a Fashion Design Intern

Bryony Moss | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bryony Moss

People have varying opinions of internships. I think people love to hear the horror stories of an intern but sometimes they aren't that horrific. After graduating with a degree in Fashion Design, the prospect of someone handing me my perfect job on a plate were starting to fade so I began applying for jobs.

3D Printers: How Will They Change the Way We Conceptualise and Design Products?

Michael Edmondstone | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Edmondstone

Inexpensive 3D printers can be used to create small plastic figures and parts, either as final products, or as models, prototypes and test pieces to help you with your designs.

The Art of Footwear: Finnish Brand FINSK

Kate Lawson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

A graduate of London's Royal College of Art, Finnish-born Julia Lundsten is known for her experimental and avant-garde creative vision, most commonly associated with her high-end footwear brand, FINSK.

The Times They Are a Changing, So Make the Most of Them

Daphne Diamant | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daphne Diamant

Achieving a full-time, creative career can seem an unachievable task in 2013. Many young designers, artists and musicians are struggling to do what they love for a living without having to work in something mundane to pay the bills, whilst they pursue their dream career part-time.

Art for Work's Sake

Charlie Green | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Charlie Green

And this isn't just opinion; research has also shown that staff work 15% more efficiently in an office decorated with art and plants and when staff decorated their own office space, productivity increased by 30%.

Designer Jonathan Riss: The Modern Day Renaissance Man Behind Label Jay Ahr

Ingrid Chua | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ingrid Chua

Belgian- born designer Jonathan Riss has always had a proclivity for beautiful design and intricate detail. At 18, he had wanted to become an architect and contemplated on a move to New York. Ever the artistic nomad though, he disliked the thought of being geographically static while going through formal education. And so he travelled- to learn.