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Last week I took part in the Creative Futures event, organised by Creative Front and held at the Junction in Cambridge. I was there to give a masterclass on “Research: what it is, who it’s for, and what’s in it for you.” The day consisted of short talks from a variety of designers, a series of materclasses, and a keynote speech from Wayne Hemingway. Read More >

Posted: March 31st, 2014
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On Monday July 7th the Tour de France will be passing through Saffron Walden on its way from Cambridge to London. To commemorate the event we have created a special edition of our Light Traffic Only cups and tea towels. The cups are in stock now and the towels will be here in a couple of weeks. They can be purchased from our online store Apropos-Shop or in person from the Design Essentials shop on Market Hill in Saffron Walden, who are the exclusive stockists. Read More >

Posted: March 27th, 2014
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Martin Creed won the Turner Prize in 2001. What’s the point of it? at the Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery is the first retrospective of his work which is described as playful, thought-provoking, surprising, humorous, uplifting and joyous. Read More >

Posted: March 17th, 2014
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Richard Deacon is know for his interest in materials and their manipulation – pushing the fabrication of his work to an extreme. Particularly his laminated wooden pieces which are joined together with glues and resinous substances which ouse from between thin strips of wood joined together in complex linear structures (or screwed, bolted, pegged, plated). Read More >

Posted: March 17th, 2014
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Later this month I am giving a masterclass (italic-bold-underline) at the Creative Front Futures event in Cambridge.
My presentation will be on the value of research – what it is, who it’s for, and what’s in it for you. Here’s my quick guest-blog written for the Creative Front website: Read More >

Posted: March 12th, 2014
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This week I made the trip to the wintersports trade fair ISPO in Munich. I’ve been visiting the show on and off since 1998 and last made the journey in 2011. The well known ski brands are pretty much what you’d expect – big pine stands, low on creativity, big on logos. It’s usually the up and coming brands that make an effort. Read More >

Posted: January 30th, 2014
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Yesterday I joined a day long coach trip to Bedford organised by the Zabludowicz Collection titled Last Stop for the Good Old Times. The tour supports the current show at the gallery by Andy Holden. M!MS stands for Maximum Irony Maximum Sincerity, an artist group co-founded by Andy and four friends in 2003. The group created a manifesto which states “Let us not be ironic about our sincerity, let us be sincere about our irony.” Read More >

Posted: November 21st, 2013
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The inaugural Mosaic 3DX Conference took place at Microsoft’s new Research building in Cambridge last week. A two day event bringing the burgeoning games industry, scientific and engineering companies, tech start-ups, artists, designers and business community together. Read More >

Posted: November 2nd, 2013
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A debate at the Cambridge Union Society, part of the university’s Festival of Ideas“A highly informative debate, where a panel of speakers discuss how and why the arts and technology sectors should work together to enhance the cultural life of Cambridge.” Read More >

Posted: October 30th, 2013
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The Foundling Museum and Art on the Underground hosted evening discussion, with cultural historian and broadcaster David Heathcote, Matilda Pye of the V&A, historical consultant and author Dr Jacqueline Riding and the artist Mark Wallinger. Read More >

Posted: October 17th, 2013
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