21 November 2010

Batch Production


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.

16 November 2010

1000 Product Designs by Eric Chan

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

Back In The Day

A couple of rare films showing you just what it was like designing way back when.

Behind The Scenes At Herman Miller

 Herman Miller take you behind the scenes to look at how the SAYL Chair was conceived and developed by Yves Béhar. Link

Oil & Water By Anthony Burrill


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).

The Invisible Bike Helmet

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

Sir Norman Foster's Dymaxion

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.

Tomoko Azumi

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.

Dieter Rams' Principles of Good Design

Cool Hunting have made a nice little video discussing Dieter Ram's 10 principles of good design during there visit to the Vitsoe headquarters in London.

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.

Making Future Magic

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

The Illusionist

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.

Everyone Loves Toast

Looking at toasters isn't everyone's cup of tea but the shear amount of strange designs and varieties on www.toastermuseum.com is quite impressive. It's amazing to see how one item has changed so dramatically over the decades.

The Photojojo Store

The Photojojo Store is jam packed with some fantastic gifts for anyone interested in photography. Some of the items that caught my eye were the bottle cap tripod and the fantastic looking fisheye, macro and wide angle lenses that can be magnecticly attached to your phone! Link

The Land Of Giants

The Land of Giants by Choi + Shine architects are amazingly impressive. All built from the same generic components they make for a stunning and epic addition to their surrounding environment. I think it just goes to show that if we look at what is around us with new and creative eyes then we can start to make things that people appreciate and don't just take for granted. Link

George Steinmetz Aerial Photography

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

Augmented Reality For SketchUp

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

New Work - Hercule & Cheese Board

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

New Work - Apron Cooking Guides

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

The Digital-Analog Hybrid Disc

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.

The Evolution of the World Cup Ball

A great look at how the World Cup Ball has evolved. Maybe we should bring back the Challenge 4-Star then England might have a chance of winning. Link

Sleeper Projects Drum Kit

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

Sylvester Bird Box Now Available!

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!

Myfirst Roto Moulder

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.

Oyama Folding Bikes

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

The Eyeballing Game

If like me you spend a lot of time quickly making things and marking stuff out then you may enjoy a quick go at the eyeballing game. It's definitely harder than it looks! Link

12 May 2010

The Genius of Design

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.

Facade Printer

This amazing little machine shoots paintballs using specially designed software via a two axis turn table and an airpressure gun! Link

9 May 2010

Konstantin Grcic Studio

A nice little interview and behind the scenes look at the Konstantin Grcic Stidio. Link

Grand Designs Live set-up

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

'Zippy' at Grand Designs Live

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.


Amazing! Is this the future of sculpting? Maybe not yet but surely it's only a matter of time. More info on Leonar3do can be found here.

Does The World Need Another Chair?

Furniture Designers Are Shifting Focus

An interesting article by Alice Rawsthorn. Read the full story here.

11 April 2010