UK Design

Hashtag Serendipity: The Rise Of Experiential Retail

Amelia Kallman | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

E-commerce has forever altered customer expectations, but now it's bricks and mortars changing the way we engage with brands. From engineered serendipity to personalised environments, new technologies are giving retailers the opportunity to deliver exciting, unique, and sharable experiences you can't get online or in an app.

Is Minimalism The Lifestyle Of The Future?

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Books were considered a weak cousin to thinking. Now we consider them to be the purest, the most intellectual way of learning- much better than those damned Kindles. Need I continue?

Who Is Really Influencing Your Dream Lifestyle?

Sophie Maxwell | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Sophie Maxwell

'Lifestyle' inspiration is becoming increasingly important and sought after - and whilst Instagram envy has a lot to answer for - who, or what, is act...

Design: The Vital Ingredient For Any Business

Ted Varley | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Tech
Ted Varley

The UK's increasingly diverse range of design skills and specialisms are thriving with new technologies flooding the global market, but with new designs more abundant than ever before, it is important to ascertain how the design team can stay relevant yet enable growth with the creation of new products and devices.

The Evolution Of Design: Making The Impossible A Reality

Pete Baxter | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Pete Baxter

Combining robotic production with 3D printing offers endless opportunities for manufacturing and design. New technologies allow engineers to blur the lines between the design and manufacturing process and create products for the future

Is It Just Me? (No, Phew)

Sue Pringle | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Style
Sue Pringle

Amongst a host of impacts, I was thrown into an unknown world of lingerie buying - post surgical bra land. For the uninitiated, this is a place you feel strangely ashamed to visit. It's hidden away, at the back of bright, inviting lingerie departments. The bras lurk sadly, hanging around looking baggy and apologetic; all they have to say for themselves is, "this is as good as it gets for you now girl, choose one."

#OscarsSoMale - It's Time For An Academy Awards Makeover

Jay McCarthy | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay McCarthy

As a representative of the movie industry's highest and most prestigious accolade, Oscar should be sent back to wardrobe and given a complete Hollywood makeover.

How To Survive Your First Wedding Fair

Holly Poulter | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Poulter

A big reason brides and couples come to wedding shows is because it's a great way to speak to a bunch of suppliers face-to-face at the same time. Bargain hunter brides should use the opportunity to haggle direct with them, and you'll find some will prove more than willing to do you a deal.

A-Z Of Wedding Planning

Christina Barker | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

Planning your wedding can be really overwhelming. There are so many things to organise and plan, so I am giving you the lowdown on the A-Z of wedding planning to keep you calm. Relax, I have you covered!

The Wizzybug Wheelchair Giving Toddlers The Freedom To Express Themselves

Fiona Cromwell | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech
Fiona Cromwell

At first glance, Florence appears to be like any other young, carefree toddler. Full of glee, light and mischief. But the toy-like device that she is seated in is not, in fact, a toy. It is a Wizzybug powered wheelchair. Florence was born with a disability which means she cannot walk.

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

10 Modern Day Wonders Of The Green Energy World

Jen Barton | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech

Nowadays, incredible design isn’t about the most striking architecture or unusual materials. The boldest and best new structures need to have far mo...

Zaha Hadid & The BRIT Awards: Pop & Ceremony

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carolyn Dailey

I wonder if anyone can fail to have their breath taken away when they lay eyes on the new award statuette for The BRITs designed by the late, great Za...

Can Creativity Be Learned - And Should Normal People Bother?

Nigel Carrington | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Nigel Carrington

Teachers have a strong incentive to believe in nurture - that success is made as much as born. The strange exception is creativity, where education strategists fear to tread. As a new book identifies the seven creative behaviours behind success, we need to explore how creativity can be learnt.

What's Wrong With The New Breastfeeding Emoji?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jay McCarthy

Don't get me wrong, I and millions of other women will be happy to have one breastfeeding emoji at least. Big thanks to Rachel Lee and Joshua Jones - the design may not be perfect but we owe them our gratitude for getting this far.

How An 1860's Experiment Transformed Modern Shipping

David Rooney | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
David Rooney

If it wasn't for ships, we'd be sunk. Once, this was widely known. Docks were close to the centres of port cities and were teeming with maritime life. Our coastlines were motorways for goods and materials haulage. Rivers thronged with boats carrying people and cargo.

Personal Health Technology: A Decade Of Health Tech

Kathy Mason | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Kathy Mason

This progress has underpinned an ever more knowledgeable population; people are becoming more informed about their health conditions, chronic and acute, and about how to stay healthy in the first place. There are clear signs of a shift in the relationship between individuals and their health care professionals

Why Electronic Design Is Better Than Ever

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Mohadesa Najumi

Brands are constantly focusing on one unique thing that they think makes their product better than the other. Regardless of what advanced new hardware we have in our electronics, it's the PCB that makes everything possible.

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

The Disco Has Died But Nobody Is Going To Bed Early

Aidan Keane | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Keane

noticed a year or two ago that the lines between the young and the old are increasingly blurred. In fact, so blurred I'm not sure they're visible anymore. People want to go out and play, regardless of age and will not settle for any old night out.

Quitting Work Without A Plan: The Highs and Lows

Moshe Braun | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Moshe Braun

At 34 years of age, with just three months to go before my second child was due to be born, I quit my job without a backup plan. I quit because I was unhappy. Simple as that. Being miserable no longer felt like an inevitable outcome of being a responsible adult: I became convinced there was another way.

OBE Joins New Art Project To Improve NHS Mental Healthcare

Lou Mensah | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lou Mensah

We know how lucky we are to have the NHS and it's services, spanning physical and mental health care. Sometimes though, we leave with our bodies healed, and our spirits a little diminished. If you have spent time visiting a loved one in a mental health unit, a situation that curator Niamh White and artist Tim A Shaw found themselves in, you may come away thinking that the environment of these units could do with some care.

Connie and Ted's, Los Angeles

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Before travelling somewhere, I always like to hit up friends for recommendations, so this was no different when travelling to Los Angeles. On a list filled with the obligatory trips to the Hollywood Sign and Walk of Fame, one eating spot made multiple appearances - Connie and Ted's

Why Remaking the Street Is Essential in Post-Brexit World

John O'Reilly | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
John O'Reilly

(Re/Making the Street at The Building Centre. Photo Juliana Vasquez) Exhibition highlights the ways in which street design are essential to better bu...

Hacienda Petac ~ Where Petals Promise Peace and Paradise

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

We did not know it at the time, but as we drove through the open gates of Hacienda Petac, we were entering an embrace with Paradise.