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#RightsNotGames makes protesting accessible for disabled people
Arjun Harrison-Mann talks ethical design at the Design Indaba Festival 2017.
The global addressing system, what3words continues to garner international attention
What3words ensures that basic services can reach even the most remote places.
The 2017 Beazley Design of the Year finalists include Kanye West, IKEA and architect Sir David Adjaye
The nominees feature more than 60 projects that span six categories – architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport.
Convenient household composting with Taihi
If it’s good enough for your body, it’s certainly good enough for your garden.
See these custom tributes to the iconic Prince
The icon’s passing was a shock to many, but at least we’ll be able to replicate his purple hue.
A 30 foot warship made from plastic debris is hoping to draw attention to ocean pollution
The Surfers Against Sewage initiative is highlighting the world’s largest ocean garbage site.
This new exhibition calls on feminism to be diverse
Feminisms x The Arab and Muslim Diaspora to open at London’s Protein Studios.
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | August 2017
We've scoured the web for compelling creative campaigns around the globe that you might want to support in their quest for funding. Have a look!
Professed cult storyteller, deconstructing society through politics, documentary fiction and historical-futurism.
Simone de Gale Architects
Award-winning Simone de Gale Architects explore innovation and modern forms of architecture in London and internationally.
UK student designs a device that makes it easier for wheelchair users to tackle hills
"The future of design lies in collaborating with users to create unique solutions engineered and customised to fit their specific needs,” says Dell.
Michael Zee’s breakfasts are as beautiful as they are delicious
The beautifully plated meals are curated on the popular Instagram account, SymmetryBreakfast.
Wacom Creatives: Andrew Rae on illustrating simplified versions of the real world
"I am trying to draw through the filter of my own brain as opposed to trying to replicate reality too much," says the Illustrator and graphic novelist.
New competition for student service designers will be part of this year's London Design Festival
Three winners will get to showcase their work at the 2017 Service Design Fringe Festival in London this September.
The colour-changing T-shirt that detects the presence of water pollution
This T-shirt line reveals some of the more shocking effects of climate change.
Walk the geometric maze of Camille Walala
The interactive exhibition is transforming the Greenwich Peninsula’s NOW Gallery into a body-bending experience.
Could plant-based graffiti be the street art of the future?
This multimedia designer uses foliage as a paint brush.
British technology designer Chris Sheldrick on design and reinventing the postal address
The technology designer wants to make life easier for 4 billion people without an address.
A floating public pool designed to revive Melbourne’s Yarra River
London-based architects Studio Octopi proposed a floating pool to activate community interest around the cleanup of the Yarra River.
Lucy Feng’s work plays with African mysticism and modern Afropunk culture
Called ‘The Strangelings’, the images moodily blend the surreal and the regal.
Bare Technology uses E-waste to make accessible computers for the elderly
The award-winning product was designed by two students with no design background
Dough Universe: the children’s toy range inspiring future inventors
Technology Will Save Us launches three new Electro Dough inspired activities.
Is this the world’s cheapest solar lamp?
UK firm designs cheap solar lamp for clean, reliable lighting.
Wacom Creatives: A look into the experimental digital art of Miss Led
“If you want something really badly, then you don’t feel like you’re making sacrifices.”
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