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.
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.
As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask