“There are a thousand no’s from every yes” said Apple. Design is a special language to interpret the future. Eventually, it can make our everyday life easier. One of the links sent by Josh, Consultant - Industrial Design, introduces a mind-blowing project designed by Cheng Guo who made a set of hands-free tools designed to be operated by the mouth of the user. Enjoy and have a good weekend! Read more
The energy potential of hydrocarbons and how our reliance on maintaining existing infrastructures is stopping progression in newer, renewable resources.
Sergio, Principal - Medical Engineering, discusses the valuable insights into what inventors and designers need to know about the world of patents.
What the future holds and how consumers will accept the 'new normal' for wearable technology. Oliver Stokes, Principal - Design and Innovation, writes for Techopedia on the future of wearable technology.
It’s not often artists are allowed to experiment with expensive processes, probably because artists play, and playing doesn't give a good a return on investment as say rapid prototyping for mass production would. But a research and development consultancy based in Cardiff have shown that allowing people to ‘play’ with these technologies can help open up new processes even for designers who have been using these tools for years. Read more
Does a time machine really exist? Take a look through the links below to see photographer Irina Werning and documentary maker Jamie Jessett show us how we can reconnect with our childhood. Looking at the juxtaposed pictures, they are somewhat curious and touching all at the same time: how fast time flies! Read more
Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the coming weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. Home Heston, the third post in the series, explores the curious world of molecular gastronomy where science meets theatre and where food becomes an artistic statement. We’ll be taking a look at what is driving consumer fascination with this cooking style and how it gives rise to a new wave of cooking equipment entering the home kitchen... Read more
In an internet minute, more than 1.3 million YouTube clips are downloaded and 204 million emails are sent. Take a look at the amazing infographic Oliver shared in the list below. However on a sad note, Billy, our lovely Marketing Intern is leaving to continue his last year at university. We all wish him the best of luck! Read more
Oliver Breit, Managing Director Asia, has been emailing over some rather spectacular photos of the weather viewed from our Hong Kong studio. From low lying moody black clouds to a large inflatable rubber duck in the river on a foggy day, these images have kept me regularly entertained and got me thinking about how we are all trying to predict the weather these days. Read more
If you need some inspiration on what to do this long weekend, how about clicking on the link from Felix: a rare colour film of London shot in 1927. It might even inspire you to go on a tour of the city. Whatever you choose to do have a great bank holiday weekend and if you do decide to take the tour, maybe avoid the open top buses! Read more
Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the coming weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. In our second post of the series we will be focusing on the impact of increased urbanisation and growing populations on home cooking, as consumers seek out smart lifestyle solutions without compromise to quality or quantity. Read more
The studio link-senders have been quite busy this week, and we’ve certainly got a nice eclectic mix for you. Felix’s link on the Millennials generation is a very interesting read. Supposedly, the people who were born between 1980 – 2000 are the most narcisstic, selfish and shallow generation yet. But they’re also the generation that will save us all. Enjoy! Read more
Last month I had the pleasure of going to see Salman Khan, Founder of the Khan Academy, talk at London School of Economics. In this article I take a look at the principles of this new teaching phenomenon and what it might mean for the future of the classroom. Read more