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1 February 2015

“Designer Insights” interview

Asked recently by a company named Terry’s Blinds to answer several questions for a regular feature titled “Designer Insights”, I was happy to oblige. Additionally, I was also invited to choose five picks for the season. Given my strong viewpoint on good … more >

Samson & Goliath H&W
31 January 2015

Five Things

“Five Things” is the rather clever final project in a Multidisciplinary Design MFA that graphic designer Paul McNally is completing (Paul is based in this writer’s home city of Belfast). Five Things has the simple objective of chronicling the five things that a person picks as … more >

The Cunning Little Vixen
27 January 2015

The Cunning Little Vixen

Finnish artist and designer Klaus Haapaniemi continues to enchant and enthral with his magical illustrations in 2015. Appealing and alluring, Haapaniemi’s artwork and embellishments are delightful, colourful and gracious in their mythical form. His work embraces elements of fantasy, wonder and traditional crafts, referencing Finnish folklore coupled with an … more >

Depression posters
23 January 2015

Drawing on depression

Prior to any aspirations I had about pursuing my career as a design writer, I graduated with a BSc in psychology from Queen’s University Belfast and subsequently with my MSc from the University of Surrey. Following a number of ‘successful’ years working in London in … more >

Vipp Shelter & Wallpaper award
22 January 2015

The Vipp Shelter: a perfect modern escape (updated)

The recently revealed Vipp Shelter has deservedly earned the Wallpaper* Design Award 2015 for “Best Brand Extension”. A huge congratulations to the entire team at Vipp. If you go down to the woods today… Picture a setting in the depths of the … more >