UK Design

Rich Pickings at New Designers 2015

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Every summer, New Designers lands at the Business Design Centre in London's Angel. And within it's walls are over 3000 graduate talents from leading design courses across the country. As a past exhibitor at New Designers myself, it's a show I return to each year to witness the new and the next.

Tech Companies at Cannes Lion Help Improve Quality of Creative

Dominic Trigg | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dominic Trigg

Last week saw the international creative community descending on the streets (and sandy beaches) of Southern France. The Cannes Lions International Festival is a yearly celebration and showcase of the work and innovations the world's creative and advertising industries have come up with.

It's Okay Not to Be Resilient All the Time

Vicky Bullen | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

A quick straw poll of some of my friends and colleagues revealed that, whilst many of the emerging themes were common resilience themes, a real plethora of slightly unexpected techniques came through - so I thought I would share some of those.

Is Our Health at Risk: Ten Tips for Designing Healthier Cities

Rachel Cooper | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Rachel Cooper

Helene Joffe, Professor of Psychology at UCL, has found that most people's aspirations for living in cities are for friendlier places, with more space and the ability to travel. Generally, we want to be able to travel to see friends and family, we want conviviality, good health, safety, and employment.

So Much Is Happening!

Zandra Rhodes | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Style
Zandra Rhodes

At the moment I am back in California, designing my newest collection, Skype-ing with my London based team daily, and planning a celebration of my being "Damed" with my American friends; the party will also be celebrating the 94th birthday of my beloved Salah Hassanein.

Cancer Survivor Designs Empathy Cards She Wishes She Had Received

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being diagnosed with cancer is inexplicably tough. But it can also be equally hard-going for those around you, who haven't got a clue what to say ...

If Ferrari Made Spaceships...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Tech

Ferrari's design chief Flavio Manzoni has done something that literally nobody was expecting: he's designed his very own 'UFO'. Sharing his des...

Gender Equality and Diversity: Inspiring Women to Vote

Vicky Bullen | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Vicky Bullen

For me, the last couple of months there has been a lot of reflection on issues of gender equality and diversity.

What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet?

Thomas Church | Posted 29.05.2015 | 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 25.05.2015 | 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 15.05.2015 | 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 10.05.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 27.04.2015 | 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 13.04.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 02.04.2015 | 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...