We missed this phenomenon, perhaps because we can’t afford to shop at Paul Smith (where it was first stocked), but apparently the ‘beguilingly simple, yet addictive, hand-eye co-ordination game’ Corx is sweeping the globe. Invented by Rob Manley and Jon Unsworth, it’s something to do with balancing corks and is ‘already a firm favourite with the Man Utd squad’. Oh yeah, and the packaging features artwork by Pete Fowler. According to www.corx.net, ‘Top players talk of a Zen-like calm in the midst of competition.’ Too blissed out to remember your appointment, eh Rio?
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.