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Risk management: Tips from Bunyadi, London's first naked restaurant

12/May/2016

Risk management: Tips from Bunyadi, London's first naked restaurant

So the waiting list for London’s first naked restaurant has gone through the roof. The Bunyadi opens in June 2016 for three months and claims to offer diners an experience “free and unadulterated from the trappings of modern life” including phones, electric lights and even clothing. Read more

HOME - The humanisation of pets

3/Dec/2015

HOME - The humanisation of pets

Our expectations of the home as a place of work, rest and play have evolved as family dynamics shift, new needs arise and technology advances. In this series of blog posts, we take a deep dive into the home and discover the products at the forefront of innovation. In this third post we take a look at pet care. Read more

Innovation trends in Pharma and Medtech

28/Oct/2015

Innovation trends in Pharma and Medtech

Earlier this week, I attended an event at Imperial College on Innovation in Medtech. The event was well attended by academics and a diverse group of industry representatives from pharma and medical device companies, start-ups, consultancies and investors. Read more

Beauty and Brains: Hi-tech skincare devices

17/Sep/2015

Beauty and Brains: Hi-tech skincare devices

In a world where everything from socks and toothbrushes to toys and tattoos are being created ‘smart’, several beauty and tech brands have got on board with clever treatments and devices designed to help customers get picture-perfect skin. Here are just a few: Read more

HOME - The changing landscape of UK’s urban garden

29/Jun/2015

HOME - The changing landscape of UK’s urban garden

Our expectations of the home as a place of work, rest and play have evolved as family dynamics shift, new needs arise and technology advances. In this series of blog posts, we are taking a deep dive into the home and discover the products at the forefront of innovation. In this second post we look at the garden. Read more

A taste of the future

17/Feb/2015

A taste of the future

I wish I hadn’t got up at 5:15 last Wednesday morning. Not that I’m complaining, but the multi-sensory experience I had signed up to attend later that day was a mind-altering event that was really worth being all there for... Read more

HOME – Multifunctional, healthy and economical innovations in the kitchen

5/Feb/2015

HOME  – Multifunctional, healthy and economical innovations in the kitchen

Our expectations of the home as a place of work, rest and play have evolved as family dynamics shift, new needs arise and technology advances. In this series of blog posts, we take a deep dive into the home and discover the products at the forefront of innovation. Up first, the kitchen. Read more

4 User Interface trends caused by the smartphone revolution

26/Jan/2015

4 User Interface trends caused by the smartphone revolution

On January 10th 2015, the iPhone celebrated its 8th birthday. Although there’s little doubt about the impact the iPhone and its fellow smartphones have had, we’ve recently reached an important milestone: In the late part of 2014 smartphone internet traffic overtook desktop internet traffic for the first time and this growth is set to continue. Now more than ever, putting mobile interaction first is vital for any website to survive. Read more

From kitchen to table highlights

13/Aug/2014

From kitchen to table highlights

Wow, we’re over half way through the year and it seems not so long ago that some of our team at PDD visited Ambiente (Frankfurt) and IHA Housewares (Chicago) to scout out the latest kitchen and table trends, as well as for the launch of our own collection for ZAK! Designs. So, well into the third quarter and in the midst of summer we’re taking a look back at some of the colourful and inspiring highlights! Read more

The why of wearables?

15/Jul/2014

The why of wearables?

Catching up on my LinkedIn newsfeed, I see a link to a video entitled, “Smartwatches could be a perfect home for augmented reality.” As there are few really good applications for AR, and even fewer for smartwatches, I thought I’d see how the designers envisioned combining two questionable technologies. Read more

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