SpudNik looks more like an adult toy of the sort found in Ann Summers or Agent Provocateur than a Russian spacecraft. It certainly doesn’t look like a potato masher, which is what it is. Designed by And Design, it is ‘a radical step away from the traditional bash and crush’, according to a statement. Spudnik works by a rotational action and ‘reduces the effort of mashing by up to 50 per cent’, which makes you wonder how they measure these things. A Design Week guinea pig took Spudnik home for a test run and found it ‘very satisfying’, as only a potato masher can be.
Announced at this year’s Adobe Max conference, designers and illustrators will be able to use the image editing and design software on a touchscreen device in 2019.
Adobe’s latest piece of software enables designers, illustrators and artists to create lifelike oil and watercolour paintings on-screen using their stylus as a paintbrush, and also allows them to delete
Familiar symbols of music production such as play, pause and fast-forward were used alongside photographs of current students to create an “active” look.
The galleries in Great Missenden explore the life of the children’s author, who lived in the village – an inspiration for many stories – for 36 years.