Designs of the Year 2015
DIY Gamer Kit
£70.00Nominated in Designs of the Year 2015. Build your own handheld games console and learn to code your own games. Solder together 40 parts on our custom circuit board to make your own console that uses inputs to control an 8×8 LED matrix display. People have made everything from Tetris to Pacman Good for ages 8+
DIY Gamer Kit
Reproducing Scholten & Baijings
£60.00Scholten and Baijings are nominated in Designs of the Year 2015. A beautiful insight into the creative processes of one of the most exciting European design duos to have emerged in the last ten years. Covering all aspects of their practice from textiles to ceramics, this new monograph is illustrated with photographs, models and sketches pulled directly from the firm's archives. A complete list of their projects produced to date makes this an incomparable resource for professionals and enthusiasts alike.
100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design
£45.00Nominated in Designs of the Year 2015 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design takes a fresh look at Swiss typography and photo-graphics, posters, corporate image design, book design, journalism and typefaces over the past hundred years. Filled with illuminating essays by prominent experts in the field and captivating illustrations the book is a new, comprehensive reference work on Swiss design. Book design by the Zürich studio NORM. Hardback, 352 pages 2.1 kg, 22.5 x 33.3 x 3.2 cm
Little Sun Solar Powered Light
£30.00Nominated in Designs of the Year 2013. A global project to get clean, affordable light to the 1.1 billion people worldwide who have no access to the electrical grid. 5 hours of sunlight equals one evening of Little Sunlight. Includes dimmer switch. 5 hours of light with dimmer on, 4 hours of light at it's brightest level.
Sold OutDesigns of the Year 2011 winner. The world's first designer low energy light bulb. The dynamic, sculptured form contrasts to the dull regular shapes of existing low energy bulbs. Saving you up to 80% on your energy bills. Bulb lasts eight times longer than a standard incandescent bulb. Gives off a warm white light. Works well shaded or even better, completely naked. Suitable for use throughout Europe and the UK.
£19.95The Plumen 001 won Designs of the Year 2011 Following the success of the original Plumen 001 design, the Baby model shrinks into a more compact format. As either a single element or in series and clusters, the Baby Plumen has all the character and dynamism of the original bulb but offers new options for shades and environments. The dynamic, sculptured form of the Plumen lightbulb contrasts the dull regular shapes of existing low energy bulbs, in an attempt to make the Plumen a centrepiece, not afterthought. When switched on the Plumen gives off a warm white light and will work either shaded or even better, completely naked. Suitable for use throughout Europe and the UK the Baby Plumen works like any other high quality low energy bulb, saving you 80% on your energy bills and lasting 8 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb.
Plumen Light Bulb 002
£19.95The Plumen 001 won Designs of the Year 2011. The Plumen 002 uses a unique bulb design to bring style and warmth to any space. It uses 80% less energy than a regular bulb and will last eight times longer. A designer light bulb, that is efficient, beautiful and affordable.
Plumen Light Bulb 002
Mu Classic Folding Plug - USB Adapter for Smartphones
£15.00The Mu Folding Plug won Designs of the Year 2010 The Mu Folding Plug is the perfect companion for smartphones and design devotees who love them. Winner of the Design Museum's Design of the Year Awards. Reduces the overall size of the traditional three pin plug by 70%. Now you can easily fit your charger in your pocket too.
Mu Folding Plug - USB Adapter for Tablets
Sold OutThe Mu Folding Plug won Designs of the Year 2010 Twice the power of the Mu Classic, the Mu Tablet provides optimum charge to energise power-thirsty devices such as tablets. Reduces the overall size of the traditional three pin plug by 70%. Now you can easily fit your charger in your pocket.
Bare Conductive Paint
£7.50Bare Conductive were shortlisted in Designs of the Year 2014 Electric Paint Pens are a great prototyping tool for makers of all ages and levels of expertise. Can be used as both a liquid wire and a conductive adhesive. Nontoxic, solvent free and water soluble. Once applied the paint dries quickly at room temperature, and can be removed with soap and water. Works with: Electrical components, prototyping materials, PCBs, microcontrollers (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, MaKey MaKey, LilyPad, FLORA), e-textiles, and conductive thread.
Bare Conductive Paint
Voltage Village - Glowing House Set
£25.00Voltage Village contains all the materials you need to make two glowing paper houses. This fun activity is great for makers of all ages. With easy step-by-step instructions to show you how to decorate and assemble each house, draw a circuit with Electric Paint and attach components. As the light fades your houses will start to glow. Assemble the scenery and create your very own Voltage Village. Use your Glowing House Set to create a window display or night-light and get creative with electronics.
£32.00Nominated in Designs of the Year 2014 Plume is a recoiling mudguard for your bike. It looks sleek when in use, and recoils when you don't need it around. Plume is the result of years of uphill development, thousands of cyclists from around the world showing their support on Kickstarter.com, and a group of British manufacturers who were brave (or blind) enough to work on a strange project with almost no money behind it at the start.
£150.00Kano is a computer you build and code yourself. Lego simple, Raspberry Pi powerful, and hugely fun. The Raspberry Pi 2 is the lightweight, powerful brain behind thousands of Kano creations. The Raspberry Pi 2 system-on-a-chip features an 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 and a 1GB RAM. The instruction manual is presented as a story, with illustrated ideas and simple steps. The wireless keyboard features an integrated touchpad, independent click buttons, USB RF for your Kano, and Bluetooth. The SD card is pre-loaded with OS: Sandisk Ultra, 8GB, Class 10 micro SD card and SD card adapter. A dongle is included in the pack. Complete with with HDMI cable to connect to a screen, and mini-USB cable and global plug for power.
Mu Folding Plug Duo
£22.50The Mu Folding Plug won Designs of the Year 2010 Twice the power of the Mu Classic, the Mu Duo allows you to charge two devices at once. Reduces the overall size of the traditional three pin plug by 70%. Now you can easily fit your charger in your pocket.
Mu Folding Plug Duo
Mu System - Folding Plug Travel Kit
£35.00The Mu Folding Plug won Designs of the Year 2010 Mu System is the international cousin of the original award-winning Mu charger enabling the charger to be used across the world. Contents of this product bundle: 2.4 Amp Single USB power block UK Folding plug head - utilising patented PVT technology US Folding plug head - with retractable pins EU Folding plug head - for bi-directional use
Turn On Lamp
£99.00Nominated in Designs of the Year 2015. A beautifully unified piece of design, made from aluminium and opal glass. The base is a faceted cylinder that works as both the light switch and the stem that holds the spherical glass light in place. Turning the base in a clockwise direction clicks the LED light on, with further rotation increasing the lumen output. This movement built into the design, allows the user to intuitively brighten or dim the light. The base comes in four anodised finishes; black, green, orange and aluminium. Turn on is a design made at human scale, effortlessly simple and pleasing to touch. Supplied with integrated LEDs and 3m cable. 10 x 10 x 19.5 cm