The blog – Campaigns, inspiration, trends and industry news…

Artists taking the lead

very exciting project from the Arts Council England in partnership with London 2012. Twelve new works of art across the country. Check out the ideas for London. Brilliant stuff. If only I’d known a couple of months back. I would have submitted Bollard lights My favourite is Bus Stops which proposes to use the tops…

Read More →

Nice thoughts of viral

Just watched the video on viral marketing. It is so true. Don’t just make ‘a viral’ make something that is awesome, original and most of all entertaining.

Work in the 21st century

When I was at school before the internet was even invented I had no idea that work would be like this. Technology has enabled us to do so much and work so flexibly – admittedly it maybe has led to an ‘always working’ society but if you enjoy your work that’s not always a bad…

Read More →

Nice use of youtube interactivity from Samsung

I’m working with The Viral Factory, seeding this video for their Samsung ST550 and TL 225 cameras which have an LCD screen at the front so you can people photos of yourself and friends. This is a nice edition in itself – how many times have you seen people out on a night out trying…

Read More →

Design for life not magazine covers

The interview with Jasper Morrison in this months Icon is definitely worth a read. He criticises the media for creating a culture of designers who add visual pollution to the world and advocates an approach to create ‘super normal’ objects. Objects that fit into their surroundings and are perfectly designed for their purpose. When I…

Read More →

Rapid protyped USB

Just stole this off a colleague’s desk – a rapid prototyped Asics USB. It has instant cool appeal and I want to steal it. But I’m going to go put it back on her desk now.

Golden rules of online success

Been thinking about the internet and what makes it tick. Basic thought is that is it a medium of entertainment and ‘making life easier’. If something does one or both of these it’ll succeed: Within entertainment there are elements-originality-humour-reward Within ‘makes life easier’ there are elements-effort required-information provided-communication Facebook – entertainment and makes life easierTwitter…

Read More →

New London architecture

Just stumbled upon the New London Architecture – the centre for London’s built environment near where I work and went in for a visit at lunch. Really interesting exhibitions and videos of how London’s skyline is changing. I’m facinated by London’s architecture and how the city is changing – new projects such as Crossrail, The…

Read More →

Sam Hill Design

I first came across Sam Hill’s work at his degree show when he presented a series of experiments in experience and risk value. A facinating project where he challenged himself to do increasing embarrasing things an take risks – what made it so effective is his scientific approach to it all. His blog is also…

Read More →

I fixed it

A nice site of people’s attempts to fix things, proving that there is a designer in everyone. Or maybe not, some of these frankly dangerous, but occationally there is a gem that shows a nice bit of problem solving. Link hereI fixed it Found on Brandflakesforbreakfast who found it at Urban Outfitters (both also worth…

Read More →

Back to Top