One of the many projects I have been involved with in 2017 is the re-invigoration of the Michael Aldrich Foundation of which I am a trustee. The Michael Aldrich Foundation is an independent charity which exists to promote education and in particular arts education. It has its origins in the University of Brighton with which
We are always keen to add to our list of stylish women's shoes and today we were approached by a new company, Bells Shoes, asking to be included. Bells Shoes are a family business based in Buxton, Derbyshire. See below for more details. Is this still the definitive list of stylish but comfortable women’s shoes
Last week, I attended a networking session at the Royal Albert Hall focused on professionals who support older people in the Charity and Arts sectors. The idea was to encourage the sharing of informal discussions on how older people and the Arts coincide and what opportunities can be provided for our ageing population. The Royal Albert
I was delighted last night to be invited to a Private View of Jack Durling's latest work at the Dynamite Gallery in Brighton. Jack is one of our Designing for the Future alumni and I have been following his work for a number of years. This was his first exhibition in a commercial gallery where
I was fortunate a couple of weeks ago to meet up with Seb Royce of Kindeo who demonstrated this new story telling app. Your family’s memory box With the Kindeo iPad app, you create short videos about your life with questions and helpful prompts to guide you. We store all your videos safely for you, to
DFF alumnus Tom Meades has just graduated from the University of Brighton. Here he talks about his exciting final year project which explores sustainable alternatives to everyday product design. Over the past year I have been developing a range of Bluetooth Speakers, with the aim to find sustainable materials and processes that could be adopted by
This week we launched Designing for the Future 2017/18 at Collyers Sixth Form College in Horsham. It is always exciting to meet the next generation of designers and hear their initial ideas for designs for ageing and this year was no different. We are looking forward to working with these A level students and watching
Joyce Chang is a BA 3D Design & Craft student at the University of Brighton. Her project, Dot to Dot, took third place at this year's Designing for the Future awards. Dot to Dot is a series of products which use tactile bumps to navigate the home.
Madeleine Sellers who is studying for a BA in Textiles at the University of Brighton took the second place award in Designing for the Future 2017 with Plenty Pocket which is a light weight waistcoat with a number of zips to attach several pockets containing a variety of comforting and familiar objects.
Hannah Park who is studying for a BA in Graphic Design at the University of Brighton won Designing for the Future 2017 with her app, Help in Hand. Help in Hand aims to enable people living with dementia to stay independent for longer by following a daily routine prompted by use of the app. A