The Future Perfect Company2017-01-26T17:07:34+00:00



The Future Perfect Company supports and promotes creative businesses and has a focus on ageing through its flagship student design project, Designing for the Future.

Founded by former lawyer, Philippa Aldrich in 2009, the company has run the Designing for the Future project for hundreds of UK design students and supported many graduates and start up creative businesses through the DFF Network.

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 been employed. And all the designs feature heels. Is this still the definitive list of stylish but comfortable women’s shoes or do you have some more favourites to add? 1. Marks & Spencer Footglove range These are a firm favourite. Comfortable shoes in smart designs

Help support new consumer review website for disabled and older people

Over the past year our friends at Enabled by Design have been working with the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC) & Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living (LCiL) to develop a consumer review website for and by disabled & older people called Rate it! They want to launch Rate it! with as many independent living product reviews as possible, so are asking for people to add their pre-launch product reviews and be in with the chance of winning a prize too: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=152542376756 Don't forget to provide your email address while completing your product review(s) to be entered into a prize

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 with over 30 years’ experience. Clare has spent her professional life specialising in the finance & management of the arts and creative industries. “The idea for ellihome grew out of our personal experience of setting up The Home Straight, ellihome’s sister company, which specialises in helping

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 and works with universities, research institutions, and other organisations to address mobility issues around the world. This is why Toyota Mobility Foundation and Nesta’s Centre for Challenge Prizes are launching the Mobility Unlimited Challenge, a $4 million global race to transform the lives of people

Stylish yet comfortable shoes – the ultimate list?

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 or do you have some more favourites to add? 1. Marks & Spencer Footglove range These are a firm favourite. Comfortable shoes in smart designs at reasonable prices.   http://www.marksandspencer.com 2. Hotter Hotter shoes are made by a family company in Lancashire and are all about “delivering

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 keep and share with your family whenever you like. I really like this app. I have seen numerous other attempts at this sort of story capture but Kindeo has a nice feel to it, with non-stigmatising, intuitive design and an accessible price point. My family

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