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Designs of the Year 2012: Technology

Increasingly technology is my favourite bit of design at these shows. This new smart material at Designs of the Year at the Design Museum made me really excited. Continue reading

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Designs of the Year 2012: Furniture and Fashion

Here’s part 2 of the Designs of the Year at the Design Museum. These shoes are customisable – users can remove some of the circles to create unique styles. Continue reading

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Designs of the Year 2012: Graphics and Transport

It’s a good year this year. Maybe I was just in a good mood when I saw it, but it made me remember how I love design. Continue reading

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Happiness and Other Survival Techniques: Happiness

This is the third – and best – part from the fantastic exhibition at the Design Museum, Happiness and Other Survival Techniques. Continue reading

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Happiness and Other Survival Techniques: Shit

Apologies for the language, but that’s the title of the section I’m afraid. This is the second part from the fantastic exhibition at the Design Museum, Happiness and Other Survival Techniques. It was curated by Colors Magazine.

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Happiness and Other Survival Techniques: Transport

Happiness and Other Survival Techniques is also at the Design Museum, but only til the 13 of April. I loved it! Fantastic photography, that seemingly quick pinned up look that’s trendy now, insights from around the globe, good communication graphics, and a free magazine! I can’t recommend this highly enough. This post shows images from the transport section of the exhibition. Continue reading

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Terence Conran: quotations from The Way We Live Now

This quotation from Conran is a simple, powerful principle that drives many design businesses. It delights me to see design well explained to the kind of inquisitive public that will go to the Design Museum.

Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now is at the Design Museum now. See the previous post for a closer look at Conran’s exhibition. Here is a selection of the inspirational quotations from the show. Continue reading

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Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now

Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now is at the Design Museum now. Conran is one of the most influential designers around today. He founded Habitat and the Design Museum too. This post has quite a few pictures so may be slightly slower to load than normal. Continue reading

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The Art of Looking Sideways


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You know when you have a really cool coffee table book, and you see it on your shelf every day, and you think ‘that’s one great book’? I get that with The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher, the late graphic designer. I often want to open it to look at its graphical goodies but everything else seems so important at the time. I had a presentation today, so as a reward – my evening off, finally – I had a leisurely cup of tea on the sofa and a flick through. Such a beautiful pleasure. Continue reading

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Resident Designers at the Design Museum

Here’s some photos from the Designers in Residence at the Design Museum.

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