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September 11, 2012

INDEX comes to Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield  is the very first UK venue for a globally famous display of designs that improve life

Swann Pod INDEX

One of the  INDEX: Award 2011 displays now on show on the plaza outside the University of Huddersfield’s Creative Arts Building. This one contains lecturer Dr David Swann’s design for an all-new nursing bag.

A GLOBALLY-renowned travelling exhibition featuring ultra-innovative designs that impressed judges in one of the world’s most prestigious competitions has come to the University of Huddersfield. We are the first university in the world and the first venue in the UK to host the event. And one of the exhibits is a potentially life-saving invention by one of our lecturers Dr David Swann.

Established in the year 2000, INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish non-profit making organisation with a global reach. Its goal is to inspire, educate and engage people so that they use design skills to develop sustainable solutions to global and local challenges.  Every two years the  organisation offers the most valuable and prestigious design awards in the world, with prizes of €100,000 each for the winners of its five categories – Body, Home, Work, Play and Community.

The series of dramatic pods on campus exhibiting these ultra-innovative designs can be seen until 29 September 2012, Queensgate Campus, Huddersfield

Dr David Swann earned his nomination for INDEX: Award 2011 by creating a nursing bag for the 21st century after discovering the iconic design that has prevailed for around 150 years could endanger patients’ lives. His radical update is made of non-permeable white plastic and is free from the pockets and folds that previously allowed harmful bacteria to accumulate.

Other exhibits at Huddersfield include the Swedish-designed Hövding, described as the world’s first airbag for cyclists, which claimed first prize in the “play” category. The airbag explodes from a custom-made collar whose inbuilt sensors constantly monitor movement for the telltale signs that an accident is about to happen. Huddersfield is the first British institution ever to host the INDEX: Award exhibition and the sole UK stop on the current tour.

 

via Events calendar – University of Huddersfield.

January 16, 2012

SET UP A LIVE ART EVENT

The latest issue of Digital Arts magazine (January 2012) features the article ‘SET UP A LIVE ART EVENT’ written by Lisa Hassell (Inky Goodness) featuring Dave Bain & Andy Council and Huddersfield BA(Hons) Communication Design (Illustration) student and Crim Collective project developer Josh Bottomley.

The piece comments on the burgeoning live art scene – how you can set up a successful night,how do you ensure the production of good art and keep the crowds entertained?

October 15, 2011

The Rugby Tweed Run

THE RUGBY TWEED RUN

“Vintage has made such a huge impact on the way we dress and always sneaks its way onto our catwalks even if just a hint of detail but it has also changed the way we spend our time and what better way to spend your day than at the ‘Tweed Run’.The ‘Tweed Run’ is a metropolitan bike ride introduced for one reason only ‘style not speed’. The first ever ride was held in London 2009 by ‘Fixed Gear and Single Speed’, an online cycling forum. Since the success of the first bike ride, the ‘Tweed Run’ has been used in similar formats all over the world from Chicago to Sydney and this year see’s New York the proprietor of the tradition today Saturday 15th October 11. All American designer Ralph Lauren has taken on the classic event renaming it ‘The Rugby Tweed Run’ after his dapper Heritage range. The American designer believes that New York  needs to up the ante when it comes to vintage style, so get ready to see participants riding around the city in their best dressed 1930’s and 40’s inspired outfits. Although it is not essential that the bikes must be vintage, the tradition of the run has always seen some of the best antique cycles from fixed wheels, old Brompton’s and penny farthings. The big day will be formed of a 12 mile bike ride, afternoon tea and a gin filled after ride party in Brooklyn….” Read on at MPDClick :: Global Fashion Intelligence :: trends :: trend journal :: event: the rugby tweed run.

July 14, 2011

The Best of TEDGlobal 2011

The Best of TEDGlobal 2011 is a bundle of links to the best of  TEDGlobal 201 created by Maria Popova ” a cultural curator and curious mind at large, who also writes for Wired UKThe Atlantic and Design Observer, among others. She gets occasional help from a handful of talented contributors

See also her main Brain Pickings blog http://www.brainpickings.org/ it’s just so full of interesting and inspiring stuff!

 

 

 

 

July 8, 2011

ARTS THREAD – New Designers

New Designers is an essential resource for all who attend and an invaluable springboard for all who exhibit. Now in its 26th year, New Designers is unrivalled in Europe in bringing together such a broad cross-section of fresh, new design talent under one roof.

Every July, over 3,500 newly graduated designers, representing the top 200 UK design courses, come together at New Designers to meet industry employers, media, trend predictors and a design hungry public. Supported by industry partners who recognise the importance of nurturing design and creativity for the future of their businesses, New Designers works with both blue chip companies and the best new brands.”

 

Arts Thread and New Designers: Online Graduate Portfolios
“We are delighted to announce that we are working with a new partner, Arts Thread. Arts Thread are now hosting New Designers online graduate portfolios, providing a year round extension of New Designers the exhibition.

Arts Thread provides a comprehensive online directory for new and emerging design talent.  For graduates, it offers invaluable advice and information for those dedicated to developing their career. We are very pleased to have found a partner who shares our values in bringing graduate talent and business together.”

 

 

. via ARTS THREAD – New Designers – New Designers

November 10, 2010

Luxury business conference – London 9 -10Nov

Follow conversations, presentations and impressions from the conference on twitter using the hashtags #heritagelux
Since its inception in 2001, the International Herald Tribune’s annual Luxury business conference has become the essential forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas for the fashion and luxury industry.

It attracts delegates from a wide range of industry sectors and management positions, from CEOs, Presidents and Managing Directors to Company and Creative Directors and Designers, affording them an unparalleled opportunity to debate the latest business developments and trends.

Hosted by the IHT’s world renowned Fashion Editor, Suzy Menkes, the conference regularly attracts the highest level of keynote speakers from the commercial and creative sides of the business, and an annual international audience of over 450 delegates from more than 35 countries.

 

 

November 10, 2010

Global vs Ethical conference-24th November 2010.

The Trend Boutique would like to invite you to their forthcoming Global vs Ethical conference on Wednesday, 24th November 2010.

With an amazing array of speakers presenting at this one-day conference talking about the latest thinking within our global fashion & textiles industry with lots of different perspectives & comments on what it takes to be a sustainable & ethical label.

Speakers presenting on the day:

  • Tamsin Lejeune, Managing Director of Ethical Fashion Forum
  • Elizabeth Laskar – Leading Ethical Stylist
  • Nin Castle, Creative Director & Founder of Goodone – Sustainable Designer Fashion
  • Catherine Watkins, CSR Manager of George @ Asda
  • Sarah Daly, Fashioning an Ethical Industry
  • Lyla Patel, Head of Education at TRAID
  • Simeon Hartwig, Founder of Bantum Clothing – Street Label Collaborating with Indian Manufacturers & Designers
  • Amisha Ghadiali, Activist, Writer & Founder of Jewellery by Amisha: Elegance. Rebellion
  • Feng Ho, Creative Director & Founder of Feng Ho – Sustainable Designer Fashion
  • Janine Passley, Co-Founder & Director of Ei8ght – Ethical Sourcing Consultancy (Clients include ASOS & Topshop)

Booking Details:

Date: Wednesday, 24th November 2010

Timings: 10.30am – 4.00pm

Venue: Broadway Cinema, Nottingham.

Cost: £30 per student & £50 per lecturer

To book a place you can do so by debit / credit card by telephone on 0115 952 9116 or 950 7079 or via See Tickets (www.seetickets.com) – please note an additional booking fee will apply to online purchases.

We welcome all students & lecturers to attend, however if any additional Ethical Fashion Forum members wish to attend they can book at the same rate as lecturers – but must book direct on the above telephone numbers.

 

October 27, 2010

Hard Graft: Yorkshire at Work

New Book Hard Graft: Yorkshire at Work – Terry Sutton (£20)
Terry Sutton is one of Yorkshire’s most gifted illustrators, and in Hard Graft he has used his talents – both as an artist and as a photographer – to pay tribute to Yorkshire’s rich heritage of craftsmanship and industrial achievement – its willingness to roll up its sleeves and set to work. As well as over 75 of his own watercolours, Terry has included a carefully chosen selection of engravings and historic photographs to celebrate Yorkshire’s industrial past and it appetite for hard graft. Available from mid-October. There’ll be an exhibition at the Piece Hall Halifax next April.

Discover some of the past industries of Yorkshire through the fantastic illustrations and photographs of Terry Sutton. Following Terry’s successful exhibition, Yesterday’s Yorkshire, A Celebration of the Industrial West Riding by Terry Sutton in 2004, Terry once again uses his wonderful illustrations and photographs to captivate audiences young and old.

 

September 29, 2010

London Design Festival 2010: Designersblock

“[..this year’s quirky, thought-provoking selection for the London Design Festival did not disappoint. The show itself was housed at a location that was just as interesting in terms of design as the products were – the Bargehouse down at the South Bank….]”

Read more: London Design Festival 2010: Designersblock | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

See more on the London Design Festival blog “….[On your next visit to the V&A during the London Design Festival, be sure to build into your day a visit to Few and Far, for two very good reasons. The first is the shop itself – an eclectic mix of fashion, furniture and fair. Few and Far was set up by the buying force behind Habitat and the Conran Shop, Priscilla Carluccio. Priscilla is the sister of Sir Terence Conran, a passionate supporter of UK craft and a photographer in her own right. Part of the shop is given over to exhibitions, and this brings us to the second reason to visit. For the duration of the LDF, Few and Far’s… ]…….”More

July 16, 2010

URBAN@ WYPW

URBAN@ WYPW
An exhibition by artists who depict urban scenes.

Preview tonight Friday 16th July 6.30 – 8.30pm- meet 3 of the artists

Anne Desmet – Liam Spencer – Emelbi -Clare Caulfield

TALK – Liam Spencer – Sunday 18th July – 2.00-4.00pm – booking essential Email wypwexhibitions@yahoo.co.uk
Please book immediately as the talk will be canceled later this evening if there are no further bookings.

EXHIBITION – July 20th – August 12th
Tue – Wed – Thurs 10.30 am – 6.00pm
Saturday 10.30am – 3.00pm
Free all welcome