Wearable technology becomes a minimalist bag

The wearable fashion trend continues to make its way into the fashion industry and this latest ‘HiSmart’ bag by lepow is no exception. Continue reading

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‘By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes’… A wickedly good pop-up book!

The future of storytelling could be very different if this beautiful pop-up book created by Davy and Kristin McGuire is anything to go by. Theatre Book – Macbeth is fabulous new take on the traditional pop-up book that brings ‘the Scottish play’ to life with miniature projection mapping.

This prototype features six pop-up pages designed like sets on a stage, with actors projected onto the paper scenery. Could this be the new way to bring a book to life?

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

As the celebrations for St Patrick’s day in New York begin to get in to full swing and the streets become a sea of green clothing surrounding towering skyscrapers it seems a far cry from the rolling green hills that I know to be Ireland. So here is my present to you on this day, a reminder of Ireland’s beautiful landscape and a quote from one of its favourite children. Enjoy!

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every 6 months – Oscar Wilde

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Britain’s favourite piece of design

In today’s modern world of gadgets and smart phones it is fabulous to see that when it comes to voting for the best ever piece of British design there is an element of nostalgia. The classic British telephone boxes, which are slowly dying out across the country due to smart phones, have been voted the number one best British design beating off competition such as the Spitfire, the London Underground map and Concorde.

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Can Design Thinking exist in my world outside University?

Workshopping is a process that we are constantly encourage to do as part of design thinking in my Strategic design and management degree at Parsons. I enjoy participating in these process, I find filling a board full of colourful post-its extremely therapeutic but in entering back in to the world of academia after 7 years in the web design industry I had to question if these methods could work in the REAL world? My world?

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Why McNulty believes the Apple Watch is mostly a fashion accessory

Martin McNulty believes that the Apple watch is  a poor product that doesn’t feel like something Steve jobs would create. What’s more he suggests that the watch will be more of a fashion accessory or vanity product than a useful piece of technology shown by its future appearance in Vogue’s September issue.

If he is indeed right about this product being more in the fashion world then will the average fashion lover really be willing to pay $300 for a fashion accessory that is neither creative nor fashion forward in its design. It is beautifully crafted, that isn’t in question, but is it cutting edge enough to truly embrace the fashion angle, only time will tell…