Running the bath, boiling an egg and a host of other domestic tasks are aided in Japan by the use of timers. Japanese housewares manufacturer LEC has introduced a new range into this crowded market, designed by TKO. The consultancy was briefed to improve the image and quality of the product and appeal to a younger audience. The new coloured range is intended to be easier to grip and has rubber buttons.
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.