Microsoft launches a Philippe Starck-designed mouse this week, in what is to be the first of several design-led offerings from the computer giant. Starck, who has been working with the company for two years, says he set out to ‘transform the mouse into a badge item that makes a statement about taste and personality’. The company is also launching four coloured mice, designed in-house, in what it bills as a move to say ‘bye bye to beige’. Further products are scheduled for launch later this year.
The games company’s Labo kit features flat-pack cardboard sheets that can be transformed into pianos, motorbikes and fishing rods when combined with the Nintendo Switch console.
An online survey of over 1,200 illustrators has found that the majority think they would struggle financially if illustration was their only source of income.
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The museum is set to open in September, and will include permanent galleries showcasing historical and current Scottish design and a temporary exhibition on the cultural impact of ocean liners.