Thomas Heatherwick’s Conran Foundation Collection at the Design Museum is a £30 000 smorgasbord of collectibles accrued in supermarkets, websites, catalogues and flea markets. The collection’s abundance of ‘anonymously designed’ consumer products, such as its papier mÃ¢chÃ© coffin and technicolour ketchup, pays homage to the British taste for the eclectic and the absurd. The show runs until 21 March at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1.
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.