As the humble fork and knife are just so ‘banal’, Central St Martins graduate Rhys Ifan has created a range of tableware and cutlery to challenge and provoke us every time we sit down for a snack. Finger Food (pictured) explores the relationship between fingers and food; Lay to Rest comments on food and death; and Weapons of Mass Dissection ‘examines the nature of cutlery – tools that cut, stab and tear’. ‘Quality of life should be about different experiences, and there is no reason why these experiences should have to be pleasurable,’ explains killjoy Ifan. How it must gall him to share a name (well, almost) with the actor who portrayed feather-brained ‘masturbating Welshman’ Spike in Notting Hill.
The games company’s Labo kit features flat-pack cardboard sheets that can be transformed into pianos, motorbikes and fishing rods when combined with the Nintendo Switch console.
An online survey of over 1,200 illustrators has found that the majority think they would struggle financially if illustration was their only source of income.
The Guardian redesigned in print and online, we spoke to Pentagram partner Michael Bierut and research found young people want creative jobs – the news from the last seven days.
The museum is set to open in September, and will include permanent galleries showcasing historical and current Scottish design and a temporary exhibition on the cultural impact of ocean liners.