Design

New Designers: A Student Perspective

New Designers: A Student Perspective

I’m not long back from New Designers Part 1, and to be honest I’m still recovering.  If you’re going there to exhibit, you know that it’ll be big (3,000 new graduate designers from the UK’s top universities and colleges, big), but that still doesn’t really prepare you for the size of it, the energy, and […]

Glass Bike

Glass Bike

World’s first glass bike is Latvian Two Latvian artists,  Artis Nīmanis from ‘an&angel‘ and Gatis Vasiļjevs from ‘Pomzero’, set themselves quite a challenge. They stretched their minds to set an ambitious goal – to create a bike out of glass. And they did it, which, as admitted by the modest fellas, came as a surprise […]

Psychedelic Rabbits

Psychedelic Rabbits

These psychedelic rabbits are the craft creations of Misa Lamri. Originally from Kyushu Island, Japan, Lamri now lives in Paris.  The innocent forms, friendly colours and fun appeal of Lamri’s creations have a hippy-esque persona about them. Lamri’s popular creations are vivid multicoloured creatures and characters which she makes from felt. The little bear above with his button eye, start eye and grin grasps your attention […]

Graduation City of Culture

Graduation City of Culture

Yesterday I learned an interesting fact.  In 2014, Riga, the capital of Latvia, will become the European City of Culture. I didn’t go in pursuit of this knowledge: I didn’t read it in the newspaper or find it online; I found out this little titbit whilst I was having my lunch in Hemma Presented by the […]

Impulse Magazine

Impulse Magazine

Impulse Magazine is an annual publication produced by third year journalism students at Edinburgh Napier University. Every year, third year students are given the task of creating, publishing and distributing a quality magazine and when I first saw the magazine I was very impressed. It immediately screams (SCREAMS) contemporary publication with its compact size and fantastic choice of cover photo with complementing text, fonts and colours. Just […]

Pop Up Shop Glasgow

Pop Up Shop Glasgow

Last night’s Pop Up shop in Glasgow at the Kelvingrove Cafe was awesome!  It was a great atmosphere buzzing with people eager to see the new products and meet the designers behind these creations. The venue itself fitted the pop up shops ethos well with its trendy appeal and lighting that conveniently helped to illuminate each […]

POP UP Shop

POP UP Shop

I love how pop up shops just POP UP, there so spontaneous and full of poppyness. These amazing impulsive initiatives by designers and makers are great. It adds variety by taking the norm and jazzing it up, whats there today wont be there tomorrow making pop up shops a special experience. In Glasgow there is going to be a pop up shop […]

sugru and my shoes

sugru and my shoes

Look at my shoes! Now you may have released that these shoes are not squeaky new and have seen quite a bit of action but there not for the bin yet, they have plenty of life in them, Theres not even a hole at the button yet. You may have also realised that there is a slight lacing problem […]

Rhino Shield

Rhino Shield

Rhino Shield is fab project by Evolutive LABS, the cover protects your phone from those dun dun dun moments as your phone hurtles towards the ground and you hope that gravity shows mercy. Having a Rhino Shield may protect your phone from damage as well as the drama associated with the omg my smart phone is no […]

Masc Design

Masc Design

Product designer Thomas Mascall produces a variety of user centered products from MP3 players to furniture and packaging amongst others. Mascall strives to create unique user focused products that enhance the user experience without over complicating the design. Chukka Chukka is a kinetically powered personal music player. Mascall’s inspiration for the Chukka music player came from the motion and use of the Greek komboloi and begleri beads. Noticing […]