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25.07.17

The best subway ever and other musings on the latest creative news ...
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Mark Denton Esq.

We sat down with Mark Denton Esq. Ad Man Extraordinaire ...
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18.07.17

All is not as it appears, or is it? The modern traveller, vegetable material & a graduate making it easy to understand the complex things in life ...
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The New Beautiful

Flora Mclean shares her thoughts and experiences of arts education and the role of the educator ...
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Steven Learner

The founder of the Collective Design Fair shares his insight into the design industry ...
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the perfect equilibrium

Rethinking creative strategies to balance profit with consumer wellbeing ...
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11.07.17

Game, Set, Splash! A Wimbledon Special ...
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Vivienne Brophy

Vivienne Brophy defines future practitioners as Head of Architecture at University College Dublin ...
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The Old Fashioned Way

“You never have to backup a sketch book, and a pencil will never run out of batteries …”
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Denim & Steel

'Denim & Steel Interactive' create intuitive, strategy-led software and technology. We sat down with founders Todd Sieling and Tylor Sherman in their studio in our SODA x VANCOUVER series ...
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04.07.17

Check out another offering of creative news in this weeks' SPLASH!
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SODA x SODA

That name sounds familiar! Rob Fiehn sits down with architectural studio SODA to find out about their Soho beginnings and how they're searching out interesting new projects.
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Empty spaces to extraordinary experiences

Museum and interior design practice Casson Mann talk about how they create world-class innovative and engaging experiences.
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The Enduring Allure Of Indigo

Jenny Balfour Paul shares what makes the power and draw of natural indigo so enduring and what we can learn from its rich and magical history ...
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27.06.17

Apple Sneakers? That's all! Enjoy!
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13.06.17

Another round-up of creative news ...
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mario macilau

The extraordinary, everyday ...
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06.06.17

Ease into the new week with a new Splash!
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Kauri multimedia: the storytellers

The Award Winning filmmakers tell us their story ...
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29.05.17

This week we take a quick look at things that caught our eye at Clerkenwell Design Week ...
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23.05.17

It's time to immerse yourselves in five new nuggets of design & creative news ....
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PHOTO SERIES 1

Introducing a new series showcasing ongoing work from photographers and artists around the globe.
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15.05.17

A little bit of this and a little dash of that ...
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A Dancer's View

Retired Royal Ballet dancer turned photographer Andre Uspenski launches his first exhibition, 'A Dancer's View'.
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IN REVIEW : MAKERS HOUSE

Makers House : 'Inspiration & Process' was a unique collaboration between Burberry and the Henry Moore Foundation ...
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08.03.17

This week we bring you a video special ...
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HOLOGRAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Chelsea Jade Campbell talks DNA repair, interactive nail polish and the future of experiential branding ...
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Dean Di Simone

Tokyobike’s Dean Di Simone on the state of branding ...
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TAKESHI MIYAKAWA

We chat to the NYC based designer about his practice, wax chandeliers & chairs having conversations ...
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24.02.17

Splish Splash it's Friday! Distract yourself with our newest creative news round-up ...
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Stevie Wong

Stevie Wong and his observations of the film industry ...
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20.02.17

Blow away those Monday evening blues by diving into our creative news round-up ...
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10.02.17

"Grab a brew, take a pew, here's another creative news round-up just for you"
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01.02.17

Pinch! punch! it's our first creative news round-up of the month ...
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The Goldloxe Effect

Creating in the shadows ...
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23.12.16

A creative news round-up ...
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16.12.16

A creative news round-up ...
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01.02.17

Architectural Jewellery

Jeff Goodman Studio have designed a beautiful architectural screen inspired by a traditional abacus and crafted from exquisitely coloured blown glass. The piece was launched this month as part of Toronto Design Festival, as reported by Dezeen, in an eye-catching window display for the custom and bespoke jewellery shop, The Devil’s Workshop. Despite being designed in a modular format to suit a variety commercial and residential settings, in The Devil’s Workshop the large scale of the Abacus creates an intriguing visual dialogue with the precious jewellery pieces inside the shop while the coloured glass pieces have a jewel-like quality of their own.

Information is Beautiful 

In our increasingly data-driven world where getting your message across as quickly as possible is key, infographics and data-visualisations have risen to a new level of sophistication and creativity. The annual ‘Kantar - Information is Beautiful’ awards has been set up to celebrate this and are now entering their 5th year. 2016’s winners included intriguing maps plotting the routes of US government surveillance planes and the numbers of migrants who have gone missing on migratory routes around the world, to a ‘chart of cosmic exploration’. Max Gadney’s insightful piece on Eye magazine takes a look at how this fascinating form of visual communication has evolved. The full list of 2016 winners can be seen here

The future is circular

While the natural world is full of replenishing cycles, from the weather and the seasons to the life-cycles of plants and trees, the design world has evolved as a largely linear process: turning resources into a product before later disposing of it and starting again. ‘Sustainability’ and ‘eco’ design have done a lot to tackle the impact this has on the environment, but much of design remains linear and dependent on a finite amount of resources. Thankfully, one of the most significant shifts currently occurring in design is the transition from a linear to a circular way of thinking, where designing and producing is locked into a continuously replenishing cycle. One of the latest pieces of thought in this area is IDEO’s Circular Design Guide, which sets out ways to build a circular design economy from the ground up in 24 modules.

Poster protestors

Whether you love or loathe politics, the creation of 'protest art’, and other political art, forms an incredibly rich part of our art, design and communication histories. Some of the best slogans, copywriting and captions of all time can be seen on the placards of passionate people trying to get their message across as simply (or as provocatively) as possible. The latest wave of these creations has been the response to the inauguration of President Trump in the US. PRINT magazine’s fantastic piece on protest art from this month’s Women’s March profiles the breadth of this creative form and talks to the individuals behind some of the most striking posters seen at the event.

Alissa + Nienke

Thank you to AIGA for bringing the wonderful work of ALISSA + NIENKE to our attention. The design duo’s innovative material and surface design work explores our interaction with the spaces we inhabit with beautiful, playful and intriguing results. BIOMIRROR uses a sensor to detect a person’s stress levels before using the data to create mesmerising wall patterns, while the brass and aluminium patinated panels of in their DANGLING GRID move with air movement to create an ever-changing iridescent surface. 

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