Fashion designers aren’t afraid to plunder unrelated fields for inspiration (Alexander McQueen’s flirtation with taxidermy, anyone?). But until a joint O2 and Royal College of Art competition last month, few had tried to create threads inspired by tunes. First prize went to RCA Fashion & Textiles students Christopher Glaister and Michelle Shakallis (pictured) for their knitted accessories. Barcodes integrated into the products trigger music when scanned by a mobile phone. O2, keen to show how products such as its new Digital Music Player ‘give users access to the best music wherever and whenever’, must have been ecstatic.
Design studio SomeOne has designed the visual identity for Ocean Saver, a cleaning product that uses dissolvable pods to avoid waste.
As part of our series profiling country’s design industries, we look at Finland’s well-established design scene, and hear from the designers trying to find a new design language.
The animated videos, created for charity Migrant Help, were designed by London-based studio Templo.
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