Bio-degradable mobile phone

via gizmodo

It has bio-plastic housings, recycled plastic keypads, a zero charger with 3.5mW standby power, HTML based e-manuals instead of traditional printed ones, and environmentally conscious packaging.

3D body scans to make garment

via Dezeen

Berlin-based Mashallah Design & Linda Kostowski have created items of clothing by scanning human bodies and using the data to create sewing patterns.

Design for Poverty International Contest

via Yanko Design

Call for Entries
Deadline: October 10th, 2008

Full competition details here

Ridiculous Design Rules

via Ridiculous Design Rules

London Design Festival

via Core77

Everything that is hot in design today, all in one place.

London Design Week

Biomemtrics - Design by Nature

via National Geographic

"Burs on a dog's coat led to the invention of Velcro. That's an example of biomimetics—the young science of adapting designs from nature to solve modern problems. Now it may be coming of age"

London exposure via Ebay

via Kathkin

Get your work / ideas / stuff / things in a window display in

Selfridges, oh yes!

We are auctioning a segment in our window installation at Selfridges, Oxford street. To view the ebay auction, and for more information please visit below:

Selfridges Window To Let via ebay

Put whatever you want in it, highest bidder wins the
space! (subject to Selfridges signoff)

Good Design Manifesto

via core77

The Good Design Manifesto, created by Richard Shed, is a collection of 100 brief responses from industry experts to the question "what is good design?"

Here you will find three short videos from 100% design London 2008.

Good design...
...makes ordinary people's life more meaningful. (Lavrans Lovrie, Livework)
...brings the intelligence of nature together with man's production capabilities. (Jonathan Prestwich) finding new places where what we can dream meets what we can make happen. (John Miller and Anna Hart, Mark) considerate and harmonious. (Paul Velentine, Smallpond) sooo boring. We need GREAT design: Vision. Humanity. Sex. Death. Art. Love. (Richard Eisermann) serious fun. (Nina Tolstrup) no longer about 20th century debates around form or function. Good design will ensure we got a future on this planet.


more to follow...