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Erik Kessels: In advertising, ideas are more important than craft
Erik Kessels believes that in advertising, ideas are more important than craft and that to stay creatively stimulated you have to be a hybrid.
Responsive jewellery that filters your smartphone notifications
Jewellery and tech studio Vinaya wants us to stay connected to other people in style.
The Proximity Care button brings easy-living to dementia patients
Mettle Studio’s small new device helps dementia sufferers and their guardians.
BuggyAir: A mobile air pollution tracker
This air pollution testing kit helps parents make informed decisions about the type of environments they expose their children to.
Shoey Shoes made entirely from waste materials
Student looks into using material offcuts to create a sustainable range of children’s shoes.
Blubel: The intelligent bicycle bell
Blubel Tech’s new device for cyclists offers far more than the chime of a bell.
Liquid light created in DiMO lamp range
Modern lamp designed to imitate the mechanism of a syringe.
Match your body movements to the sound of your heart
Material Futures graduate Lesley-Ann Daly looks into how wearables and implants can give the user a more visceral connection to their bodies.
This floating home is 98 per cent recyclable
The WaterNest 100 is a sustainable, futuristic floating home.
Healing, Movement, Stimulation: Design for phantom pain
Central Saint Martins Material Futures graduate Niloufar Esfandiary has designed rehabilitation tools for post-amputation patients to prevent phantom limb pain.
This high-tech Lunchbox helps feed hungry children in the world's poorest regions
With the Lunchbox, donating to a good cause is as easy as tapping a device.
Wudu Water Saver reduces the water needed for religious hygiene
The Wudu Water Saver, designed by London-based product designer Ahmed Salah, reduces the amount of water and energy used in traditional Wudu cleansing.
Creative campaign to try and show #LondonIsOpen
Major of London Sadiq Khan launches the #LondonIsOpen creative campaign to reassure everyone that the world is still welcome in the UK's capital.
Laduma Ngxokolo: Design for safer circumcision rituals
Young South African designer Laduma Ngxokolo looks into how you can make Xhosa circumcision rituals safer in his Central Saint Martins graduate project.
Researchers are a step closer to an invisibility cloak for objects
“Cloak” device makes objects seem invisible by making curved surfaces seem flat.
Breathing rooms: How nature can help the healing process
Central Saint Martins graduate Zannah Cooper has designed a therapeutic experience based on the elements that improves the wellbeing of patients in hospitals.
Michael Wolff writes in defense of Heatherwick's Garden Bridge
In defence of big ideas and of the controversial Garden Bridge, design titan Michael Wolff writes in objection to the construction of St Paul's Cathedral.
3D-printing restaurant is a first in culinary history
Food Ink is soon to welcome diners to a 3D-printed food experience.
Cow's milk plastic provides a natural, eco-friendly alternative
Using an extract from skimmed milk, Tessa Silva-Dawson created a durable alternative to harmful plastics.
Interaction is more important than expensive tech, says experience designer Marcus Lyall
Marcus Lyall is behind some of the most spectacular shows of our time.
Image Merchants: W&N Studio and James Lavelle
We talk to DJ and artist James Lavelle and photographers Warren Du Preez and Nick Thorton Jones about the resurgence of craft and their various collaborations.
Design graduate shares her artful take on wood joinery using plastic bottles
Royal College of Art student Micaella Pedros unveils a resourceful technique of making furniture
Home-grown sanitary pads help treat infections
Growing healthy bacteria in agar jelly, the pads are placed in front of the vagina to balance pH-levels.
Plastic-bag sculptures critique the treatment of the homeless
Made in the silhouette of a person crouched on the street, the installation captures London’s response to homeless people.
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