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Artist Jack Durling at Handmade in Kew

I had the pleasure of visiting Handmade at Kew this week, an exciting event in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens which features work from over 150 international and UK-based contemporary artists showcasing gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and furniture. The talent this year is extraordinary. Exhibitors include DFF alumnus, Jack Durling who is showing a

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Design Futures case study published

In the Summer of 2014, we participated in a 3 day workshop with the (sadly now defunct) Design Futures programme at the University of Brighton which was led by Damon Taylor, design theorist and cultural historian. The participants were about 30 students from diverse degrees (from marketing to fashion and business) and the stakeholders of 5 social

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Stylish yet comfortable shoes – the ultimate list?

With Hotter opening ever more high street stores, it is good to see the market for stylish yet comfortable shoes expanding. New kids on the block are Sole Bliss which are specifically designed for women with bunions. Rather refreshing that the marketing gets straight to the point and interesting to see the new technology which has

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Ellihome takes on the assisted living market

We are always thrilled to see new entrants to the assistive technology market. I came across ellihome today which has been founded by sisters Olivia Robertson & Clare Cooper. Their vision is to increase the independence and wellbeing of older people by creating beautifully designed, high quality Assisted Living products. Olivia is a registered Occupational Therapist

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Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge

Do you have an idea that could help change personal mobility forever?  The Toyota Mobility Foundation has contacted us to tell us about the Mobility Unlimited Challenge. The Toyota Mobility Foundation was established in 2014 to support the development of a more mobile society. The foundation uses Toyota’s expertise in technology, safety, and the environment

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Kindeo – a home for your stories

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

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