The unknown woman of the Seine

The unknown woman of the Seine

I heard a rather beautiful story this week and wanted to share it with you. During the first decades of the 20th century, copies of a young woman’s death mask were widely sold in France and Germany and hung on the walls of many homes.  To this day, no one knows the name of the […]

Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is fast  approaching! Yeeeeaah! and that means that you must dress up (or die).  Below are some fab Halloween Costume Ideas. Some are easier than others but they are all definitely doable. Honestly their is so many diy Halloween Costume Ideas online that I am not sure which one to go for! hmm…   Pinhead Hellraiser. OUF!   […]

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

  Everyone expects things to go a bit peculiar in October.  It is the spooky month after all.  But things appear to have taken a slightly more morbid twist than normal in the press recently. “We’re building a watch that counts down your life, in order to make the world a better place!” claim Tikker, the […]

Doll me up

Doll me up

  Glennifer’s Eyes, Jennifer Glen This is just what Jennifer Glen, a recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art aspires to do with her jewellery designs. Glennifer’s Eyes, Jennifer Glen  “My work is based around dolls, from the aesthetic qualities, to the emotional connections to them as children. The aim of the work is to […]

Carbon Negative Building Block

Carbon Negative Building Block

Who doesn’t love talking about bricks! Check out that bad boy above, the Carbon Buster. Lignacite have developed a carbon negative building block. This is a fantastic step forward for the construction industry in creating zero-carbon homes. The brick is made from 50% recycled material, it consists of an amalgam of cement, sand and water, the brick is also made up of […]

Design Evolution: Playstation

Design Evolution: Playstation

Theres nothing more fascinating that seeing a product grow up, design evolution is present all around us with some more obvious examples than others. Only looking back can we see products grow up, mature and be tweaked to market trends. The Playstation 1 or know in those days (1994) the Playstation. A special type of […]

Friends of the Graveyard

Friends of the Graveyard

  I had a brilliant day out at Edinburgh’s Doors Open Day when I was treated to a guided tour of the Calton New Burial Ground.  In 2010, this graveyard, along with four others in Edinburgh’s World Heritage site, was placed on the World Monument’s Watch List, and identified as a site of international importance that […]

3D Printed Surfboards

3D Printed Surfboards

Surfboards are fun, exciting, outdoorsy and now 3D Printed thanks to MADE Boards. Shanon Marks and Mark Laughlin have created MADE Boards to offer people affordable bespoke equipment with 3D Printing technology at the company’s core. The custom design process starts off with an app downloaded to your smartphone which tracks and records the users preferences and specifics when surfing such […]

Soap-encased toy aims to improve kids hygiene

Soap-encased toy aims to improve kids hygiene

Check out this nifty new product that mixes behaviorism, hygiene and rewards into a single potentially life saving bar of soap. This simple but effective product was created in collaboration with Y&R, Saftey Lab, Dare to Share and Blikkiesdorp4Hope with the aim of improving kids hygiene in South Africa. The toy that is encased in the soap acts as an incentive for […]

3D Printed Skateboard

3D Printed Skateboard

Another functional, customizable and cool step forward for 3D Printing is this 3D printed skateboard design by artist Sam Abbot. This fab double tipped skateboard is the creative result of a collaborative competition by 3D Print UK and CGTrader. The design itself is made of a matrix of spheres and circles creating a fantastic imagery.   As for the board, its reported to be fully ridable but may not be […]