UK Design

Supporting the Prince's Trust with Dynamo and Graham & Brown

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

Having been a fan of Dynamo's by a long time and bewitched by his amazing live shows, it truly was a pleasure to be able to incorporate his skill for illusion and my experience as a designer to come together and create something truly unique and experimental.

How to Get Into the Design Industry

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.

Want to Equip Students for the Creative Industries? Teach Them How to Care About the World and Each Other

Charlotte Webb | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK
Charlotte Webb

It's not certain how this kind of experiment can be scaled or replicated on a long-term basis. But I could see students transforming before my eyes as they saw how their practices could make an impact on society. Yes, they learned skills that will help them get a job, but they also learned to care about each other and the world. Now that's worth it.

Women in Business Q&A: Debbie Williamson, Co-Founder, Swoon Editions

Laura Dunn | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Debbie Williamson is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer for online furniture retailer Swoon Editions. Founded in March 2012, Swoon Editions lau...

5 Reasons Why Creative Entrepreneurs are Different

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carolyn Dailey

Entrepreneurs across design, film, television, music, fashion, theatre, advertising and videogames tend to be different from entrepreneurs in other se...

Y-3 and Virgin Galactic Unveil Astro Fashion Collab for First Commercial 'Spaceline'

Sarah McGiven | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah McGiven

Designers from Craig Green to Fendi are busy sending sleepwear-inspired collections for next winter down the runways of London and Milan - 'to sleep perchance to dream' - and while they do so there are a bunch of people getting ready to actually live their dreams - and they're going to be looking pretty nifty as they do it.

Making a Difference

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

One of craft's undoubted strengths is its sense of place and authenticity - it's the primary reason large brands and marketing agencies have been keen...

That Old Access Chestnut Again!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

For anyone who has an impairment that impacts on their ability get around easily, the concept of access is so much more than just getting into a place. Sure a world with as many ramps as steps would be a dream, but we also need what I would consider obvious, provision like toilets we can easily get into and use without endangering our safety.

Women in Business Q&A: Connie Birdsall, Creative Director, & Su Mathews Hale, Senior Partner, Design, Lippincott

Laura Dunn | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
Laura Dunn

Connie Birdsall leads the design practice at Lippincott and is a member of the Lippincott Management Team. Her experience encompasses over 20 years of...

New Year's Resolutions Revisited

Vicky Bullen | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

Back in January I wrote a blog for The Huffington Post about what my New Year's resolutions were. I had decided, for the first time in many years, to ...

70 Years of the Design Council: What Has Changed and Why Design Is So Important to Society

Nigel Carrington | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nigel Carrington

The design industry used to be a back-office function of manufacturing. Now, it is a conspicuous force in our lives. That industry has been an instrumental force in globalisation.

Hacking Almost Everything in Amsterdam

Marleen Stikker | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marleen Stikker

Housed in the tower of one of Amsterdam's medieval buildings is something quite unexpected--a lab full of machines, incubators, petri dishes, and microbes. It might sound like the beginning of a gothic novel, but this is just where Waag Society's open wetlab--an initiative that strives to make biotechnology more accessible--happens to operate.

As Slow as Possible as Fast as Necessary

Lara Platman | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

It is by some miracle that I am once again in the land that I love so much, Scotland, on this occasion, Islay. I am here to drive a selection of Land Rovers from the Series 1 of 1948 through to today's modern Defender. Why Islay though? Surely a spot nearer to home would suffice?

Going Back to the Drawing Board

Christina Dean | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Style
Christina Dean

I often feel that fashion designers don't get the respect they deserve in revolutionising not just fashion's hemlines or hues - but also its very sustainability. Designers are incredibly important. It is estimated that designers influence 80-90% of the environmental and economic costs of a product.

Expert Tips to Kick Start Your Graduate Career

Vicky Bullen | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Bullen

It is a long time since I was a graduate, but I regularly work with grads as we run a 'fellowship' graduate training programme in our business. So I asked our current grads and a few of my 'nearer graduate age' colleagues at my agency, Coley Porter Bell, what advice they would give a grad going into their first career job.

Better Than 'Blade Runner': Re-Imagining Our Cities

John O'Reilly | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Tech
John O'Reilly

Images of the city have always wielded psychological, emotional and political power. Anyone brought up on a diet of Hollywood movies and US TV shows will have had that uncanny experience as a first-time visitor to a US city - a sense of déjà vu, the feeling of being on a movie set, in a story.

Behind The Glamour: What It Really Takes To Launch A Fashion Label

Mary Benson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Benson

Who would've thought that my parents buying me a sewing machine for Christmas when I was at school would one day lead to my designs appearing in Vogue alongside the likes of Gucci and Prada? I don't think anybody would have guessed I'd end up in the fashion industry. But I knew what I liked doing - even at that early age - and fashion fast became my number one passion.

Someone At Aldi Is Going To Get In Trouble For This...

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

Budget supermarket chain, Aldi, has been forced to change the packaging of its gourmet crackers after social media users pointed out that the label ha...

Land Rover Whites and Wrongs

Gregor Jackson | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Tech
Gregor Jackson

Designed by Maurice Wilks, the Land Rover 'Ninety' or 'Defender' was launched in 1948 and is simply in a design class of its own. I had a neighbour...

Brain_manufacturing: The Perfect Design Based on Brain Activity

Merel Bekking | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech
Merel Bekking

I figured, if I really want to make something perfect, the best design in the world, I should exclude the emotions. I'll take a shortcut to perfection by using science instead of taste and personal preference. So if you would say you didn't like it, I could prove you wrong, because science sad so. Wouldn't that be nice?

How to Embrace Al Fresco Dining With Style

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

The heat is on! Whether you have a terrace, balcony or patio - it's that time of year when you want to make this space look as amazing as your interiors. In this fantastic weather, it's only natural that you'll want to spend more time in the sun, so here are my top tips on how to get your outdoor space ready for enjoying and entertaining!

How One Student Is Changing The Face Of Mastectomy Lingerie

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Style

A soon-to-be London College of Fashion graduate has launched a beautiful range of underwear for women who have undergone mastectomies. Elle Goldie,...

This Is Where Bond Villains Go On Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech

Bond villains have a tough rep. Sure their ultimate goal in life is to bring about the end of the world, but actually lets think about it from their p...

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.