Working from home can be a double-edged sword: you get to lie in and watch daytime TV, but open yourself up to all manner of work-related accidents. Such as that which afflicted Ruth Somerfield, brand manager at design consultancy Revolution, who often works from home. Finding herself out of fax paper early one recent cold morning, Ruth decided to pop out to her zippy sports car to collect a spare box. The strategy would have been faultless, had Ruth thought to keep her house keys in her dressing gown pocket. In the event, though, she had to wait several hours for a friendly locksmith to rescue her, presumably missing quality time with Richard and Judy.
Organised by file sharing service Loop.gl, London Loop will see work by designers and other creatives displayed in public spaces all over the city.
Bad News is a new research project from the University of Cambridge and Dutch media company Drog, which aims to help the public spot misinformation on their social media feeds
Discussed at this year’s Design Indaba, Netherlands-based design graduate Tomo Kihara has created a product that aims to spark conversation between homeless people and passers-by.
Curated by Sea Design, the exhibition focuses on the geometric identity created by consultancy Roundel, which was used on British Rail’s freight trains in the 1980s and 1990s.