A waterless loo, an armadillo-inspired shoe and a new cab for London are among the winning designs in this year’s Royal Society of Arts’ RSA Student Design Awards. Other winners include Paul Richardson’s Energy Flower, which collects and stores solar and wind energy to be converted into electrical power. This year’s judges included Mary Quant, Sebastian Conran and Kenneth Grange. The on-line exhibition can be seen from 21 May at www.rsa-design.net.
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director says there’s no such thing as brand design and much of what the design industry says about brand is incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain daft.
The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.
From vegan vending machines to zero plastic takeaways, the food industry is finding inventive solutions to its plastic problem.