UK Design

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 06.12.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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...

Does Your Company Make You Happy?

Vicky Bullen | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

There has been a lot written about happiness in the workplace recently - what it does for efficiencies, productivity, staff retention and loyalty. So I am not being entirely altruistic. I think if I succeed in creating a happy company I will probably deliver against the 'harder' objectives I get set every year far more easily.

Making in the Modern World

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

The executive director of the Crafts Council on the organisation's ground-breaking new conference Since joining the Crafts Council, one thing I've be...

A Look at the Architecture of Rotterdam

Stuart Forster | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

For many travellers the Netherlands is all about Amsterdam, although plenty of other places in the country warrant a visit. Rotterdam, the nation's second city, is a viable destination for a weekend break and has much to offer, particularly if you're an architecture aficionado.

Seven Pieces of Career Advice I Would Give My Younger Self

Vicky Bullen | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

If you are lucky you will get plenty of advice as you forge ahead with your career...and of course there is always the internet to turn to now for comment and thought. But as I think about some of the things people have taught me over the years I often wish that I had learned them earlier - I wish someone had sat me down and just shared a few key pointers right at the beginning.

10 Most Innovative Tech Ideas Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Tech

The T3 Awards are the year's biggest chance for tech fans to reward their favourite companies and products for a job well done. This year's awards ...

Join an Archaeological Dig... Courtesy of the Internet of Things

Mark Horton | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Horton

Archaeologists like things - in fact things are the very stuff of what we dig up all the time. The very excitement of discovery, when you never know what is likely to pop out of the ground at any moment, is what keep us all going, all those long days in the horizontal rain on windswept hillsides!

How (Not) to Park a Bicycle...

Liz Fraser | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

It was said once, by someone who knows about these things, that the best designs excel in both form and function. A product needs to both look beautiful, and work well. And be easy to use.

We're One Step Closer To Holograms

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech

This sphere is officially known as "A 3D perspective-corrected interactive spherical scalable display." What it really is though is one step closer to...

The Most Important Thing You Can Create Is Your Own Life

Ian Spero | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

To me the most important thing you create is arguably your own life. When we talk about a creation we mean something which is unique, something which is purposeful and meaningful; something which is large and substantial.

The Bum Craze of the Modern World

Liza Bel | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Liza Bel

Since the arse-liberating trend began in the 90s, we have become incredibly open-minded about revealing our bottoms, yet extremely prejudiced about how they should look like - size, tan, firmness, roundness... Everybody seems to have a vision of how a perfect bottom should look like - nobody is indifferent.

The RSA Student Design Awards Celebrate Ninety Years of Innovation

Hannah Gal | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

Through inspiring briefs and a constructive collaboration with the private sector, the SDAs have over the years produced highly relevant, often groundbreaking work, which in turn have led to the awards being recognised as one of the creative industry's most highly regarded sources of new talent.

Taking Off My Fashion 'L Plates'

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

When I was choosing my GCSEs at school I remember thinking (very naively... naturally) "what can I choose that will help me get into the best fashion schools in the country?" That seemed to be the recurring question at every crossroads of my education and as I progressed the reality became more and more clear: this was going to be tough...

Terrifying Diamond Robot Cuts Through Marble Like Butter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Tech

When robots eventually become sentient (and they will) this is the robot we'll need to make sure is well and truly locked away in a giant vault made o...

You Will NEVER Guess What These Dresses And Tuxedos Are Made From

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We've seen wedding dresses made out of bog roll and suits fashioned out of newspaper but this takes the Oscar for the most outstanding, crafty outfits...

7 Business Lessons From Designer Paul Smith

Maite Baron | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

Paul's worked in a men's clothing wholesalers, but his real passion was cycling and he hoped to be a professional racing cyclist. When he was 17, he had an accident that put an end to this ambition. While in hospital, he made friends with some 'arty types' and his life had just taken him in an entirely new and unexpected direction.

The New Intellectual Property Act 2014 Criminalises Copying of Designs

Andrew Tibber | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

After being trailed in the Queen's Speech last year on 8 May 2013, the Intellectual Property Act has received Royal Assent, and become law, just over a year later on 14 May 2014.