Inspired by last month’s blink-and-you-missed-it Swiss Special, we are embarking on another impromptu limited edition this week: Crap That Consultancies Send Us. ‘What’s different from any other week?’ we hear you cry. Well, latex for a start. According to Bleach, which very nearly made it last year for mailing us an apple, ‘We all want to get deep down and dirty sometimes [and] with the drinkbleach.co.uk glove, every day is your fantasy, a voyage into a life of grime’. This virulent orange rubber-wear will ‘help you make friends, a killing, chutney, your point, love, the voices stop, matters worse, your bed and lie in it’. Other applications pictured.
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.