Design

Beer for Nothing

Beer for Nothing

Beer for nothing, your reward for…doing nothing for 3 minutes. Amstel has created this fun, rewarding and intoxicating project to get people away from those smartphones and chat to each other – good plan! The project was created by ad agency Next-DC who where inspired by vending machines to create the project. In order to […]

Recycled Paper Rainbow Pencils by Duncan Shotton

Recycled Paper Rainbow Pencils by Duncan Shotton

    Duncan Shotton has created this fab Kickstarter project titled Rainbow Pencils. When you sharpen your pencil the shaving produce a wonderful rainbow effect! The pencils are created using recycled paper meaning that no trees had to be cut down to produce them thus saving trees! At the core of the pencil is the […]

Sushi Cats

Sushi Cats

If you’d ask Instagram, person of the year most likely would be sushi. And barely anyone who has been on-line in past few years could deny that cats have taken over. Which is why Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts, a Japanese company, did the obviously inevitable – they have created Neko-sushi (sushi cats). The campaign includes prints […]

Dazzled at Dovecot

Dazzled at Dovecot

  Dazzle Contemporary Jewellery Exhibitions is dedicated to showing the best of contemporary designer jewellery.  Organizing  four exhibitions a year in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London and Manchester,  they show work in a wide range of materials from gold and silver to paper, plastics and textiles. Committed to showing the work of young makers at the point […]

Soft Light by Simon Frambach

Soft Light by Simon Frambach

German Product Designer Simon Frambach‘s has created this fantastic Soft Light that can be used as a warm glowing pillow. The Soft Light can also be squeezed into gaps to hold doors open or prop up feet, tables…whatever you need propping up! The squashy lamp proves useful in a number of settings like helping to prop […]

TOMT Design

TOMT Design

It never ceases to amaze me how inventive people can be. Check out these fab upcycled creations by T.OM.T, using materials collected from ‘wherever’ they give old objects new life! The T.O.M.T. crew keep their eyes open for ‘objects of desire’ which may include used crutches, 1970’s vacuum bags, Christmas lights among other desirable objects. Look at […]

Minime

Minime

Why would you not want a mini version of yourself? Thanks to Japanese company Fotofig you can now make mini versions of yourself, your children, your pets or whatever else you want to make a mini version of. So how do you make a mini 3D Printed person? You take a number of photos of […]

Spheksophobia…?*

Spheksophobia…?*

* A fear of wasps.  If you are not of a bug friendly disposition,  you might blanch a little at what’s coming next (if the title pic didn’t get you first)… Artist sculptor, creator of steampunk inspired contraptions and other oddities, Nik’s latest work includes, among other things, hornets, spiders, and he has recently accepted […]

Windows 8 and your Mental Health

Windows 8 and your Mental Health

It was the 5th January 2013, the beginning of a new year! I was searching for an affordable but reliable computer when I discovered a Fujitsu online selling for £370.00. I read the spec and said Ah! this fits the bill, affordable, powerful enough for my needs, wont break and then came the next question. […]

Tom McPhee: Joy in Motion

Tom McPhee: Joy in Motion

  Tom McPhee’s work really caught my attention at New Designers because it’s so playful! Using metalsmithing techniques, he creates interactive automata and kinetic sculpture pieces which entice the viewer to interact and play; encouraging curiosity in the details that surround their lives. Tom’s work is inspired by the moments in the everyday,  “like when a leaf […]