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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Links from the Studio (12.07.13)

Dewar’s experiment in this breath-taking 3-B “printing” has taken 3-D printing to a whole new level. Sometimes, creativity is not only about using cutting edge technology, but also about the willingness to present and execute a seemingly crazy idea. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Enjoy the inspiring links below and have a great weekend!

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Links from the Studio (05.07.13)

With sunshine and warmth ahead this weekend, the whole country seems to be looking forward to soaking up some much needed Vitamin D. It’s a dream come true for most of us sun deprived Brit’s! But, if you’re tired of the same old routine of sunbathing and picnicking in the park, why don’t you try something a little different with a visit to Dalston House to experience some gravity-defying visual illusions? Enjoy!

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Design for China: Western Brands

‘What is Design for China?’ is a series of three blogs where we will be taking a look at design targeted at the mainland Chinese market. In our first instalment in the series we focus on how some Western brands are creating designs specifically for this increasingly discerning market.

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Links from the Studio 28.06.13

Ever wondered what the world will look like in 2019? Take a look at the link below sent by Stephanie, Consultant – Human Factors& Usability. Here, Microsoft gives us a glimpse into what the future might look like for consumers. What do you think? Can you see your future like this? Enjoy debating.

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Links from the Studio 21.06.13

After watching “Last call at the OASIS”, a documentary about the world’s water crisis, with my work colleagues I felt very saddened by the situation. So there’s no surprise quite a lot of energy and health related links were flying around the studio this week. Enjoy reading, and I really do hope one day the world will be filled with ‘clean’ products and energy.

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Links from the Studio (14.06.13)

“There are a thousand no’s from every yes” said Apple. Design is a special language to interpret the future. Eventually, it can make our everyday life easier. One of the links sent by Josh, Consultant – Industrial Design, introduces a mind-blowing project designed by Cheng Guo who made a set of hands-free tools designed to be operated by the mouth of the user. Enjoy and have a good weekend!

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Progress By Playing

It’s not often artists are allowed to experiment with expensive processes, probably because artists play, and playing doesn’t give a good a return on investment as say rapid prototyping for mass production would. But a research and development consultancy based in Cardiff have shown that allowing people to ‘play’ with these technologies can help open up new processes even for designers who have been using these tools for years.

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Kitchen Futures: Home Heston

Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the coming weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. Home Heston, the third post in the series, explores the curious world of molecular gastronomy where science meets theatre and where food becomes an artistic statement.

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Kitchen Futures: Compact Cook

Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the coming weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. In our second post of the series we will be focusing on the impact of increased urbanisation and growing populations on home cooking, as consumers seek out smart lifestyle solutions without compromise to quality or quantity.

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Links from the Studio (17.05.13)

The studio link-senders have been quite busy this week, and we’ve certainly got a nice eclectic mix for you. Felix’s link on the Millennials generation is a very interesting read. Supposedly, the people who were born between 1980 – 2000 are the most narcisstic, selfish and shallow generation yet. But they’re also the generation that will save us all. Enjoy!

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Links from the Studio (31.05.13)

In an internet minute, more than 1.3 million YouTube clips are downloaded and 204 million emails are sent. Take a look at the amazing infographic Oliver shared in the list below. However on a sad note, Billy, our lovely Marketing Intern is leaving to continue his last year at university. We all wish him the best of luck!

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Reimagining Education

Last month I had the pleasure of going to see Salman Khan, Founder of the Khan Academy, talk at London School of Economics. In this article I take a look at the principles of this new teaching phenomenon and what it might mean for the future of the classroom.

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Links from the Studio (10.05.13)

In the UK, we celebrate Mothering Sunday on 30th March; however this coming Sunday 12th May marks International Mother’s Day for 83 countries around the world. Not only are you now more culturally aware, but you also have another reason to spoil your mother. We hope you enjoy this week’s links!

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Kitchen Futures: Time starved, health hungry

Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the coming weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. Join us on a journey through the culinary landscape where we look at; how social and cultural changes are affecting the way we cook, what newly inspiring techniques will shape the future of cookware and what impact technology will have as it becomes more integrated and ambient in the future kitchen.

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Links from the Studio (03.05.13)

Morris dancing and maypoles – we wish everyone a very sunny and happy bank holiday in the UK today. And to our international readers, why not indulge in a little British tradition and don your bells and ribbons and join in the dancing?! To get you nice and relaxed for this 3-day weekend check out this week’s offering of links that have been sent around the studio this week.

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English is Pink

I’ve never been very good at languages: At school, I preferred the absolute nature of the physical sciences to remembering irregular verbs and sometimes-illogical pronunciations that the linguists thrived on. Later on I went to evening classes to learn German and found to my dismay this language has an apparently-random assignment of masculine, feminine and neuter nouns. English, in comparison seems simple – for those of us who were brought up with it as their mother tongue!

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Links from the Studio (26.04.13)

Monday marked Earth Day 2013, a 24 hour reminder to raise awareness and take action towards the preservation of our planet and its natural resources. Keen to be green? Then take a peek at Matt’s link, a documentary on the environmental impact our waste has on the planet featuring a well-known face. Or if you think we’re doomed, there is always that option of a one-way ticket to Mars… who’s in?

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Planes to Pains: Human factors taking off in healthcare

When I graduated with a BSc in Ergonomics (Human Factors Design) in 2011, it was clear that the subject is neither widely known nor greatly recognised, in fact I am constantly corrected that I did Economics at University. However, it was also apparent that certain industries placed great value in the area I had studied for three years; these were mainly energy, rail, aviation and defence – all big industries with a lot to lose if something were to go catastrophically wrong. It is therefore baffling to think the same attention to human factors isn’t apparent in healthcare.

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Links from the Studio (19.04.13)

Who would have thought that everything from your smartphone camera to memory foam mattress have come about as a direct result of NASA inventions? You learn something new every day. Fortunately, if you’re taking a look at this week’s Links from the Studio, you might just learn four or five weird and wonderful things. What did people do before the internet?

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