Orange is set to launch a pair of video glasses that enable gadget lovers to watch films in widescreen, any time, anywhere. Designed by the Orange in-house team, they connect to 3G video phones and visuals appear on the inside of two lenses that the eye sees as one single image. The glasses underwent a test run in France this Christmas and are available in Orange shops in larger French cities. They will be on sale in the UK after this summer and are expected to cost about €300 (£206). The glasses are currently only compatible with a Samsung D600 mobile phone, but will connect to a portable DVD player or digital camera.
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.