The lava lamp looks set to make yet another comeback. British lighting firm, Mathmos, has been producing this most kitsch of retro classics since 1963. Creative director, Cressida Granger, commissioned product designer Ross Lovegrove to create an updated version for the 21st century. The result, the Fluidium, was given its launch on-line on Tuesday, at its own Mathmos website, www.mathmos-fluidium.com.
The BlackBerry Motion has ditched the brand’s signature keyboard and has a 14cm-wide touchscreen, with an Apple-style home button at the bottom.
Supple Studio has designed the copywriting company’s new branding, which incorporates quote marks in a mixture of classic and contemporary typefaces.
This year’s exhibition features a wheelchair that can climb stairs, a language-translating earpiece and a brand identity for Wales.
A new fundraising book features contributions from Manchester creatives including Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, which have been inspired by Tony Walsh’s poem This is the Place.