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Sustainability – a key highlight from Material Xperience 2018

With material innovations spanning across architecture, interiors, fashion, graphics and packaging at Material Xperience in Rotterdam, a great detail of focus this year was given to sustainability. Not surprising given the global waste and plastics crisis, the shift towards more environmentally friendly alternatives is high on the agenda across all industries.

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Using Multi-sensory Design to Improve Human Experience

How do colour, smell, texture and sound affect how you experience and interact with products and services?

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Home-care: Working families demanding speed & convenience

Here at PDD we love exploring the intersection between trends and key sectors. So we’ve put together a short snap-shot series looking at trends within Homecare and what they could mean to the fragrance and packaging sectors.

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Millennials demanding eco products but not willing to compromise on quality & efficacy

Here at PDD we love exploring the intersection between trends and key sectors. So we’ve put together a short snap-shot series looking at trends within Homecare and what they could mean to the fragrance and packaging sectors.

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Single-person households driving alternatives in homecare

Here at PDD we love exploring the intersection between trends and key sectors. So we’ve put together a short snap-shot series looking at trends within homecare and what they could mean to the fragrance and packaging sectors.

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PDD at the Surface Design Show 2017

The Surface Design Show is an annual event showcasing the latest internal and external surface materials and architectural lighting. We went along this year to see what’s new and inspiring in the world of surface materials. Here’s a roundup of what caught our eye…

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The future of food in your home

After tracking sociocultural and technology trends influencing and shaping the kitchen landscape over the past 10 years, we wanted to share with you some key insights and opportunity areas that will impact food futures.

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Links from the studio: The hacked home

The connected home is becoming more and more of a reality as hordes of devices and services continue to flood the market. Want your heating to know your schedule and kick in when you’re exactly 10 minutes away from home – there is a device for that. Want milk ordered for you before you even realise you’re about to run out – there’s a device for that. Want your grass watered for you based on the changing weather – there’s a device for that too!

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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!

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Highlights: The Baby Show 2014

There are certain challenges to bringing-up-baby in the city, whether it’s London, Paris, New York, Tokyo or Seoul – from negotiating your way around public transport to being able to sterilize on the go without having to carry around a plethora of bulky equipment, and even smaller space living. In our blog this week we’ll be taking a look at some of the smart solutions for the ‘Urban Baby’ featured at The Baby Show this year at London’s ExCel, and how the theme spans across categories from transport to feeding on-the go.

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Protecting for the future

The demand for products, services and systems for helping parents to protect their children at various stages of their lives is growing, and nowhere was that more evident than at the Baby Show 2014 at the ExCel, London in February. Amongst monitoring equipment, sterilisers and other products surrounding ‘baby wellbeing’, the presence of an altogether different form of protection for your child, in fact your future grownup child, featured at the show.

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Links from the studio – ‘Hacking for good’

It’s been a turbulent month of weather to say the least, but hopefully we’re through the worst and the onset of the lighter evenings brings hope of spring. This link shared around the PDD London studio shows how a Flood Hack event instigated by Number 10 and attended by engineers from Microsoft, Facebook and Google as well as independent developers, has the potential to help thousands through live data and data availability.

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Celebrating the year of the horse

Now becoming a major calendar event in the West, the Chinese New Year is on us again with the Year of the Horse. Many big Western brands are looking to appeal to these discerning Chinese consumers during the festive period through limited-editions and zodiacal inspired products. We’ll be taking a look at some of the products which pay homage to the Year of the Horse, from traditional approaches to more modern and colourful takes… Happy Chinese New Year to you all!

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When food meets tech…

Food and beverage – nourishing, hydrating, stimulating and refreshing. But what happens when you throw a bit of science and technology into the mix? In our blog this week we’ll be taking a look at how the food and beverage industry has been shaped and influenced by technology from other sectors; and where science, technology and art cross over to create whole new experiences…

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For the love of knit!

Well it’s official, the summer wardrobe has been packaged away, and the long boots and thick tights have made their wintery appearance! I can think of nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa with my knitting and a massive mug of hot chocolate at the end of a cold commute home! So what better time to take a look at some of the wonderful ways the world of knit and hand craft had been translated at London Design Festival last year!

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Life beyond the server: Top 5 take outs for information liberation

Consumer, market and design insights sit at the very heart of design and strategy, but how can you get the best out of these vital nuggets of information? How do you make them inviting and accessible for people to digest, liberating them from the depths of the server and to the heights of engagement?

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Colours of (East) London

Graffiti and street art of a city reflects people, place, culture, society, politics and much much more. Our PDD pop-up at LDF this year was in East London, nestled in the heart of creative and sometimes controversial artistic expression. As part of our exhibition we explored graffiti around the world, understanding how the social and cultural context of each place is reflected in, and sometimes influences, the surround street art.

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Kitchen Futures: Sustainable Kitchen

Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the past few weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. Our fourth post in the series focuses on how the sustainable kitchen of the future may take shape, from sleek and sophisticated surfaces to efficiency reflected in form as well as function.

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Plumen Marvellous!

When something is ‘done’ well it’s worth shouting about, a lot, and that’s why I’ve dedicated this blog to the Plumen 001! While the Plumen 001 isn’t new, it was in fact launched in September 2010 by Hulger in collaboration with designer Samuel Wilkinson, we can’t forget its significance as ‘the world’s first designer energy saving bulb’.

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Kitchen Futures: Digital Chef

Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the past few weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. In the fifth and final post of the series we fast-forward in time, taking a look at how technology will shape the way people cook and interact in the home kitchen.

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