Enlightened designer Mike Cotts is hoping to revolutionise the funeral industry with his New Era coffins, fashioned from plastic in an ‘organic shape’ and designed to be personalised to suit the deceased. Anything from floral designs, water effects or your team colours can be applied to the coffin. And the plastic biodegrades after six months. ‘I want to make funerals a more uplifting experience,’ says Cotts. ‘The wooden, gothic coffin is too depressing.’ But wouldn’t cremation be more ‘uplifting’?
New research suggests that while businesses value the importance of design, they are less willing to involve creatives at board level. Looking at the benefits of creative decision-making, Mat
The Leeds-based restaurant has been given a new visual identity by Dutchscot, which plays on the theme of “togetherness” by combining traditional motifs from Yorkshire and Japan.
This week is national Refugee Week, a seven-day series of art, film, music and theatre events celebrating the contributions of refugees to the UK. We mark the
The publisher’s annual awards saw 2,100 design students submit book cover interpretations for Animal Farm, A Brief History of Time and Noughts & Crosses — a judging panel has whittled