Making a hot brew can be dangerous, but help is here. If you still make a pot of tea, the D-Pot could be for you. Young Female Inventor of the Year Damini Kumar has designed a non-drip teapot and put an end to what she claims is a ‘running joke among engineers’ that no-one has yet created the definitive product. But if you insist on juggling a coffee with a bag, newspaper and display folder on a moving train, the Cup Carrier may be more your cup of tea. As hot coffee is likely to do more damage than a lethal teapot drip, Clare Newton won British Female Inventor of the Year for her creative talent. Good work, girls.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.