Glug Brighton

I had debated for a couple of days whether to venture down to Brighton for my first ever Glug event and, thanks to a friend, I was easily convinced. Talks, pop-up shops and some friendly drinks? What more could I ask for! Continue reading “Glug Brighton”

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Building a Brighter (Lego) Future

A while ago I gave my favourite childhood toy a bit of an analysis after losing faith in its severely gendered stereotype toys and, thankfully, found that it was slowly marching back in the right direction to becoming a unisex toy (read the previous blog post here). It will never hold the genderless uniqueness it had when I used to play with it as a kid, but by introducing new sets, minifigs and revising materials used in production Lego may actually become an inspiration to both children and the corporate world. Continue reading “Building a Brighter (Lego) Future”

New Designers: Build Up

Today was the last setting up day before the top UK design graduates eagerly welcome potential employers in London’s Business Design Centre. Companies such as P&G, Mars and John Lewis will be awarding prizes tomorrow for a range of products seen at New Designers. The Business Design Centre, Islington, was bustling today with graduates painting, building and positioning their work with the hopes of being recognised, making contacts or, fingers crossed, getting a job! Now that would be living the dream hey? Continue reading “New Designers: Build Up”

Ideas Bloom with Jimmy Dorrell

My one and only lecture this term that is running in juxtaposition with my final year project is Principles of Eco Design. The module consists of a combination of external lecturers, a live project and short projects to give us a well rounded understanding of sustainable design, but I’m not here to tell you what my course is all about, on the contrary, I’m here to tell you about things that really caught my eye. Things that I find particularly interesting and that, hopefully, you will too. This module’s first external lecturer was Jimmy Dorrell from Bloom and here is a little of what I learnt! Continue reading “Ideas Bloom with Jimmy Dorrell”