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Archives: May 2008

Doodle 4 Google winner

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 22

A while ago, my colleague Aili McConnon wrote a sweet piece about the man behind the Google Doodle, the guy who customizes the look of the search engine's logo on...

Lego-inspired candles

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 21

Plenty of folks at ICFF were looking for distribution deals. This caught my eye: a Lego-inspired candle set from former RCA student, Hyock Kwon. If you look carefully, you can...

Naoto Fukasawa and Jasper Morrison have some design questions for you

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 20

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair juggernaut swept through the city at the weekend. Perhaps the best thing about ICFF is that it's not just the official event at the Javits...

Subversion alert: BW Arcade in a state of (r)evolution

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 15

A while back, we launched the BW Arcade, a collection of some of the world's most interesting games created by indie designers for no other reason than, with today's technology...

Robert Rauschenberg: RIP

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 14

Robert Rauschenberg, arguably one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century, died on Monday at the age of 82. The obituaries are flooding in, and this one...

Chris Sugrue's digital bugs

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 13

In the name of featuring something which on the face of it looks like a purely artistic experiment, but bearing in mind the lessons learned from Bill Buxton, here's Delicate...

Step back, look around, peer ahead: Bill Buxton's philosophy of innovation

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 13

Yesterday, we published an article by Bill Buxton, currently Principal Scientist at Microsoft (MSFT) and someone who has been at the forefront of technology innovation for years (he was involved...

Redesigning the humble lightswitch

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 12

When I was in London recently, I popped in to see David Tonge and Nicole Hodgkinson of the design firm, the-division, who have a small studio near Tower Bridge. I've...

A truly alternative motorcycle design from Branko Lukic

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 07

I'm a big fan of the work of designer Branko Lukic. Having spent many years at consultancies such as Frog and IDEO, he branched out in 2006 to found his...

Nike's new community -- of artists

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 06

Everyone's been talking about the Nike Plus community of runners and athletes for years now. It was a really smart use of technology which displayed its creators' grasp of...

What makes a good design leader?

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 05

I was in London last week, and attended a breakfast meeting at the Design Council, the UK's "national strategic body for design", which is funded by the government and which...

CK Prahalad: The New Age of Innovation

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 01

I'm racing through a copy of "Bottom of the Pyramid" guru, CK Prahalad's new tome, the hefty book: The New Age of Innovation: Driving Co-Created Value through Global Networks. CK's...


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