Well it's taken a while but I'm really please to say that my 'Mr Switch' light switch plates are finally available to buy on-line. They have been lovingly produced by my own fair hands, with a little help from some lasers! Buy them from here just in time for Christmas.
21 November 2010
16 November 2010
I just received a copy of 1000 Product Designs by Eric Chan and was thrilled to find out that three of my products are featured in it. The book has a really nice look and feel to it and will no doubt be a great source of inspiration.
15 November 2010
Designed by Anthony Burrill and produced by Hapiness Brussels these posters are screen printed with oil from the recent Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill. There is a limiter run of 200 with all benefits going to CRCL (Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana).
Nobody really enjoys wearing a bike helmet so maybe this is the answer. Designed by Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin the Hövding bike helmet is worn like a scarf and inflates just before impact using the same technology as car air bags. Check out the video to see it in action. Amazing.
20 October 2010
Have you ever seen anything like this before? Sir Norman Foster has just completed the rebuild of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car, a revolutionary vehicle from 1933. Foster has apparently been fascinated with the Dymaxion since he worked for Fuller during the seventies. More information on the project can be found here.
I've always been a fan of both Tomoko and Shin Azumi's work and found pieces like Table=Chest a big inspiration whilst studying at university. Currently Tomoko Azumi has a solo exhibition at the Rocket Gallery in London. I think it's great to see the workings of a designer and the paper and card models are great to see. I also came across a short video commissioned by the Crafts Council of Tomoko talking about how she came to design and develop the Table=Chest piece back in 1995.
30 September 2010
Shot entirely on the new Nokia N8, the film 'Dot' is a collaboration between Aardman and Sumo Science directors Will Studd and Ed Patterson. It has officially set a Guinness World Record for the “smallest stop-motion animation character ever used in a film”. The making of is a lovely peek behind the scenes showing you exactly how it was created. Brilliant.
These amazing images were created by Dentsu London using an iPad some long-exposure photography and some very cleaver animation programming. If you're a little confused watch the video below.
5 September 2010
I recently went to see Sylvain Chomet's latest feature animation 'The Illusionist'. It's an incredibly beautiful looking film with an attention to detail and hand made quality that many CGI animations lack. For me it doesn't quite match his previous film 'Belleville Rendezvous' but it is a must see for anyone with an interest in animation, film or illustration.
www.toastermuseum.com is quite impressive. It's amazing to see how one item has changed so dramatically over the decades.
Every now and then you see some photography that blows you away. The landscapes captured by George Steinmetz from his motorized paraglider are stunning. More info and photos can be seen here
With advances in CAD technology and 3D displays I think it's only a matter time before we start to see this kind of technology being included in many CAD packages. It looks like a nice way to be able to properly visualise your designs in the real world. Link
25 July 2010
I've been meaning to add these two pieces for a while. The cheese board was initially made as Christmas presents for friends and family and the doormat was a little addition to our back door. I hope people like them. As with most of my work I am currently looking for any interested producers for both of them.
12 July 2010
I'm really chuffed to let you know that I have a new design in production with the guys at Suck UK. The new design is a cooking apron with lots and lots of really useful information printed on it to help you as you cook. Included on the design are cooking times, freezing guides, temperature and weight conversion charts and even a spaghetti measure. It's not available just yet but will be very soon. Once again thanks Suck UK!
11 July 2010
London-based Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki has collaborated with DJ Jeff Mills to produce a disc with a vinyl press on one side and a CD mix on the other, merging analog and digital music formats into one. The disc is produced by AXIS records and manufactured by German company optimal media production.
Being a keen drummer I was intrigued to take a closer look at Sleeper Projects nesting drum kit. It's not the first nesting drum kit but it's paired down simplicity and simple styling make it look like a real winner. I'd love to give it a go. More info here
31 May 2010
I'm really pleased to announce that my Sylvester bird box I designed last year has been put into production with London based design company Suck UK. Look out for it hitting the shops in the not so distant future. Thanks Suck UK!
The myfirst roto moulder is a flat pack rotational moulding machine designed and produced by Studio Myfirst. The idea behind it is to get designers, model makers, artists and creatives to push the process and create great things. At £225 it looks like a great addition to any small studio. Take a look at the video below.
I discovered Oyama Folding Bikes the other day and think they look pretty amazing. My favorite if definitely the Pure+ Manhattan. I just wish it had a couple of gears. Then I really would be tempted! Link
12 May 2010
The Genius of Design has just started on BBC2 and it looks to be an interesting insight into the world of industrial design. It's a little educational at times but it's great to see a program dedicated to design being shown on the BBC. If you haven't seen it, check it out here.
9 May 2010
Ben and Hannah over at New British Design made this nice little movie of us setting up the stand for Grand Designs Live. The stand looked great. Thanks for the opportunity to show my work guys!
21 April 2010
I'm really pleased to announce that my 'Zippy' chair will be on show at this years Grand Designs Live show at London's Excel Center. It will be on show as part of a room set created by New British Design, a new company that helps young British designers manufacture their products. More info can be found here.