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Who wouldn’t want to build a life-size origami elephant?

It's not really a surprise that I have a bit of a penchant for elephants. After all, I chose one as my company logo - for reasons explained here. So there's no way I couldn't share this rather bizarre - but extremely appealing - campaign to raise money to fold a life-size origami elephant out [...]

By |December 12th, 2013|Design, Museums|0 Comments

Design Museum app showcases designs that changed the world

The new free Design Museum Collection app for iPad launched last week, soon to be followed by iPhone (available 3rd May) and Android (available 5th June) versions. As you'd expect from an institution committed to "better design, better use of scarce resources, and more innovation", the interface is quite neat. There's something strangely compelling about [...]

By |April 3rd, 2012|app review, Design, Museums|0 Comments

Saul Bass on the presses: design, printing and social media

I'm a huge Saul Bass fan, and a bit of a book production geek. So this video hits all my buttons. Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design from Laurence King Publishing on Vimeo. Even better, it's a great example of a publisher using social media to promote a new title: I [...]

By |October 31st, 2011|Design, Printing, Publishing|0 Comments

How to live like a designer

I've spent the past month collating text and images relating to the forthcoming Brit Insurance Designs of the Year awards and exhibition. The awards honour the best designs of 2010 in seven categories: architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport. The Design Museum announced the longlist for the award earlier this week - which [...]

By |January 19th, 2011|Design|4 Comments

Long live paper

Ever since my then housemate, who worked on pop-up children’s books, told me she was having a meeting with a ‘paper engineer’, I’ve wanted that job title. How cool? Making things. Amazingly complex things. Out of something so plain, ubiquitous and cheap. Unfortunately, the closest I ever came to doing that for a living was [...]

By |October 14th, 2010|Design|0 Comments