Archived entries for design

The beautiful math that links coral, crochet and hyperbolic geometry

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Cloth Kits – Trellick Skirt design


Eau de Nil Trellick Skirt

Designed exclusively for Clothkits by People Will Always Need Plates.

The heritage of Clothkits spans 40 years, having been originally set up in 1968 by Anne Kennedy.  After a period of hibernation the Sussex based firm have returned with a fresh new collection of gorgeous outfits for you to cut and sew at home. Clothkits make it easy for you to make beautiful quality, well designed clothes without the fuss of paper patterns.

South Coast Design Forum

The SCDF is a non-profit organisation run for and by designers and creatives from all disciplines.

What is the SCDF?

Its aims are simple, but potentially far reaching:

  • To provide support, awareness and network channels for the South Coast as an area rich in designers, architects and creatives of all kinds.
  • To generate an authoritative and respected body whose skills are recognised and called upon by local authorities and business.
  • To provide strong links with education establishments to further raise standards and help create jobs for graduates and students.
  • To highlight these skills through the running of competitions and exhibitions.
  • To generally raise the awareness and expectations of the South Coast, to turn it about to face the future, whilst acknowledging the historical context of time and place.
  • To find local and regional solutions to improving the built environment, to incorporate new housing and businesses in a sustainable manner.
  • To look at the wider implications of climate change and energy decline, to seek solutions that provide viable and sustainable methods of working and living.

Employer Engagement Conference


Employer engagement is now regarded as an integral element of the student experience in Higher Education, and the aim of this ‘swap-shop’ is to showcase examples of best practice in using employer engagement to enhance learning and teaching.

The focus of the event is on the demonstrable utilisation of employer engagement in indicative areas such as learning and teaching, module design, work placement, work-based learning, guest speakers, research and consultancy, and assessment.

The aim is to showcase a range of practical examples and therefore sessions will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes. A provisional programme for the conference is outlined below.

Organic LED Keyboard

Designed by a group of geeky designers. I love them


by Artemy Lebedev

Mandership is mostly concerned with graphic and industrial design, interface engineering, typography, semiotics, and visualization.
A visually programmable keyboard.
Optimus Tactus keyboard

Optimus Tactus keyboard

Cradle to the grave

Image of the last stage - Death.

Designed by Ilona Gaynor, London

For as long as I live (2008) [unfinished]

This project is looks at ‘sustainabilty’ and
longevity of products in particular that of
furniture and how we can relate a products
lifespan to our own. How do we define true
sustanability: does it mean a product can be
re-used? does it mean it will last forever? or
could it mean it lasts as long as we intend it
to- through our own definition, defined by a
certain legnth of time.

I have designed a singular piece of furniture
that transforms and lasts as long as you do.
The idea is that the furniture is adaptable and
is only relevent to the stage of life, at which
your currently in.

– Birth / Cot
– Adolescence / Single Bed
– Adulthood / Double Bed
– Death / Coffin

The unconscious phases of life and it’s stages
present themselves in a conscious act of furniture
re-construction, preparing you for the next phase.
We all know this is an occurence in expectant
parents, but why not continue this ritual?

Nice idea*

Here is an interesting approach to sustainable design, designed by Tim Fraser Brown.

A range of cardboard products that transform from package to product. Each box claims to contain
a product, but instead can be deconstructed and reconstructed inside out to become its contents.
No glue, tape or tools are required.

graphic design from the beach

With my first week complete at the University of Chichester I felt both excited and a little apprehensive. The people and the building are fabulous, the problem is how to convince students that it is worth completing their degree with us. It’s not London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds*

*Not in order of preference