Life for Soukias Jones co-founder Grahame Jones has taken a very different turn in recent weeks, with two long-term relationships bearing fruit at the same time. No sooner had the group he set up with former Dialog colleague AndrÃ© Soukias gone live, when Jones’ partner gave birth to a baby boy named Ryan. ‘It’s all very different. New company, new baby,’ says an obviously elated Jones. ‘But will this mean I have to change the name already, to Soukias Jones and Son?’
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.