Smallfry Industrial Design is in discussions to develop a working prototype of Ion, an interactive device for clubbers. Designed to be worn as a pendant, Ion is designed to exploit future wire-free technologies such as Bluetooth and Piconet. It will hold personal data on its owner and search out compatible profiles among other wearers. The device will light up if a match is found. By coupling or ‘kissing’ two units, information can be exchanged between them. Messages and images can also be sent between friends and DJs using the units, allowing tracks to be requested or purchased remotely. ‘So much product development is technology-led, thrust upon audiences with little understanding of how it fits with consumer desires,’ says Smallfry managing director Steve May-Russell.
The show, designed by Nissen Richards Studio aims to tell “the wider story of displacement alongside individuals’ narratives”.
Cert. is a recently-launched direct-to-consumer product that uses dissolvable tablets to create an at-home disinfectant and detergent.
In a statement to the commons the chancellor has announced the successor to the furlough scheme, as he urged listeners to “learn to live without fear”.
Omse has designed an identity for the East London church to flex across its many functions, from place of worship to gig venue and brewery.