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This weekend I took part in the Guardian Hacks SXSW event – a gathering of 100 programmers, coders, journalists and designers at the Guardian’s offices in King’s Cross. Delegates were given a loose brief/challenge – to create a tool with journalistic potential, possibly using information from social media, possibly for use at the South by South West (SXSW) festival in Austin. Read More >

Posted: February 14th, 2011
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Day trip to Munich for the annual international wintersports trade fair. The future trends and innovations hall from last year’s event here has influenced a lot of brands this year. Particularly Helly Hansen’s inflatable solution, with clear window sections to display product. Many other exhibitors followed a similar white architectural aesthetic. Read More >

Posted: February 9th, 2011
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Comprehensive survey of avant-garde Japanese fashion at the Barbican Centre. The show includes work by Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe (the techno-couturier) and Jun Takahashi. Plus the new generation of radical designers including Tao Kurihara, Fumito Ganryu, Matohu, Akira Naka, Mina Perhonen and Mintdesigns. Read More >

Posted: February 3rd, 2011
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Orozko works in New York, Mexico and Paris. Like Susan Hiller, he uses a variety of medium and collects objects to create his work. He records transient scenes and found items in a fragile state, eg. photograph of deflated football filled with rain water, or tracks made by bicycle tyres through a puddle. Many of his sculptures exist only as photographic images. Read More >

Posted: February 3rd, 2011
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“Each seed has been individually sculpted and painted by specialists working in small-scale workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen. Far from being industrially produced, they are the effort of hundreds of skilled hands. Read More >

Posted: February 3rd, 2011
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Hiller was born in the US and moved to Britain in the early 70′s. She works in a variety of media including film, sound, assemblage, collections and mark making. In simple terms she collects things – sounds, images, postcards and items imbued with personal meaning. The elements are combined and re-presented in new contexts. Read More >

Posted: February 3rd, 2011
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