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.
Applications are open for the Digital Collaboration Fund, which will seek to support international projects between creatives in the UK and other countries.
Controlled by an app, RGKit Play is a modular kit of Meccano-like motors that aim to take designers beyond “linear motion” for their content.
As the American election reaches its final stages, designers dissect both campaigns’ use of graphics, branding and digital strategy.
Some of this month’s most inspiring projects offer escapism, while others are a reaction to the everchanging political landscape we find ourselves in.