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Junior Design Toy Awards 2014

Junior Design Toy Awards 2014

  Wooden toys have a timeless appeal that remains as strong today as ever. So it is pleasing to see that the winners of the Best Toy Design for both the 0-2 years and 3-5 years sections of Junior magazine’s Design Awards are traditional wooden toys that have the capacity to become heirlooms of the(…)

Inflatable incubator wins 2014 James Dyson Award

Inflatable incubator wins 2014 James Dyson Award

An inflatable incubating system, designed by a 23 year old Loughborough University graduate and costing 90% less than a standard incubator, has won this year’s James Dyson Award-the international design prize that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. More than one in ten babies worldwide are born prematurely. According to the(…)

Design is for everyday

Design is for everyday

 Describe a product as “designer” and most people will immediately bring to mind something high-end, top of the range and, above all, expensive. Yet this is to miss the point of design. True design is about taking an object –  any object- and making it better. The end goal may be it to make it more(…)

Our 5 favourites from London Design Festival at V&A 2014

Our 5 favourites from London Design Festival at V&A 2014

At the conclusion of another highly successful London Design Week (13th to 21st September) , Rachael Steven takes a look at some of the highlights from the V&A’s London Design Festival programme, including graphic mosaics, nightmarish 3D sculptures and a mesmerising experiment with light… Crest is an ultra-thin sculpture made from eight millimetre-thick aluminium, installed over a pool(…)

MINI’s new supercar vision

MINI’s new supercar vision

Salon Prive, the British Supercar Show in London last week, saw the UK debut of Mini’s latest concept car -the MINI Superleggera Vision– a mixture of British heritage and Italian design flare. Reporting in The Telegraph, 3/9/14 Paul Hudson writes: Sleek styling and hand-made Italian coachwork combine in Mini’s latest concept car. The Mini Superleggera(…)

Scottish Fashion Awards induct Vivienne Westwood into Hall of Fame

Scottish Fashion Awards induct Vivienne Westwood into Hall of Fame

 The designer, 73, who has influenced clothing design since the mid-70s when she unleashed her controversial punk designs on an unsuspecting public, was inducted in the awards’ Hall of Fame for making a “significant contribution to Scottish fashion and industry”. Those previously honoured include model Stella Tennant and photographer Rankin. The awards’ founder, Tessa Hartmann,(…)

European Hotel Design Awards: 2014

European Hotel Design Awards: 2014

Judging is currently underway for the 16th annual European Hotel Design Awards organised by Sleeper magazine, and entries this year are exciting and diverse as ever. Luxury is in abundance with an inspiring interplay between contemporary and classic design in all shapes and forms. The UK is well represented. London hotels, Ham Yard Hotel in(…)

Hannan Khair Wins Platinum A’ Design Award with Modern House Design

Hannan Khair Wins Platinum A’ Design Award with Modern House Design

Architectural Project titled “Screen House” by Hannan Khair has been announced as a winner of the Platinum A’ Design Award in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category. Como, Italy (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 A’ International Design Award and Competitions is pleased to announce that the “Screen House” design by Hannan Khair and Kelvin Bing has(…)