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Louis Vuitton & Marc Jacobs – A story of luxury

Louis Vuitton is a brand long-associated with luxury by consumers. So with great interest and intrigue we went along to see the Louis Vuitton & Marc Jacobs exhibition at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris to find out how the French heritage brand continues to innovate and excite.

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Sent from the Studio (25.05.12)

The sun is shining brightly over PDD! Here are some links for you to soak up whilst you’re enjoying this brief spell of sunny English weather. Have a great weekend and remember the sun tan lotion.

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Getting ahead of the Olympics – My idea for an easier commute

There are less than 100 days to go to the London 2012 Olympics and us Londoners are already starting to see the impact it will have on our day to day life and especially our commute. In this post, our senior designer Marcelle imagines how we could all get through it much easier.

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Sent from the Studio (18.05.12)

Today is a sad day, as PDD studio manager and fellow blogger Jamie-Lee is leaving the fold to go and be a nursery teacher. We wish her the very best of luck and she can keep writing for us anytime!

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Vogue Festival 2012, Part 2 – Entrepreneurs, women and food

Friday 20th April saw British Vogue launch their inaugural Vogue Festival over at the Royal Geographic Society in London. PDD went along to see what the fuss was about and to hear what some of the fashion industry’s biggest players had to say.

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A quiet and wet Milan Design Week, 2012

PDD’s top trend-spotters James and Milly flew off to Milan a couple of weeks ago to get the low-down on the latest colours, materials and finish trends for furniture, product and interior design. Here is a brief summary of thoughts and things that caught their eye.

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Sent from the Studio (11.05.12)

Is that a glimpse of sun I see? How exciting (in a British kind of way).

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Vogue Festival 2012 – Part 1 – How does British icon Burberry stay innovative?

Friday 20th April saw British Vogue launch their inaugural Vogue Festival over at the Royal Geographic Society in London. PDD went along to see what the fuss was about and to hear what some of the fashion industry’s biggest players had to say. Our first report looks at Burberry, the British brand headed by Christopher Bailey.

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Sent from the Studio (04.05.12)

It is a sign of an eclectic team when we get The Cloud Appreciation Society, Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Star Wars Scalextric gathering so much excitement in the studio. Here, for your enjoyment, is what has been flying around the studio this week… Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend everyone.

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Planned Engineering Works

As China continues with its development of a 5000 mile train track from Beijing to London’s St Pancras, the challenge will be accommodating the 17 different countries it will pass through en-route. On a smaller scale however, is there room for new technology amongst ageing infrastructures?

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Sent from the Studio (27.04.12)

We survived the wet week here in London! Here are some links to read while you dry your toes and prepare for a sunnier weekend.

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Brands getting British: Diamond Jubilee packaging

As the UK and the rest of the work get prepared for the Olympics in London there is another celebration generating brand attention this month. In this post we take a look at how marketing and packaging will be saying ‘Happy Birthday’ to Her Majesty.

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Megachange: The world in 2050 – A NESTA event

I recently attended a talk hosted by NESTA (one of the perks of my internship!) to the launch of the economic publication ‘Megachange: The world in 2050′ -a book that explores The Economist’s top correspondents’ thoughts and predictions for the world in 40 years.

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Should Design & Technology remain part of the UK National Curriculum?

The UK Government has launched a National Curriculum Review to consult on major changes it wants to make to the primary and secondary school National Curriculum in England.

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PDD at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 Part 2 – Accessories

Welcome to part 2 of our musings from London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012. In this post we pay particular focus upon accessories and jewellery and taking a close look at the finer details .

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Sent from the Studio (13.04.12)

Beer makes you smarter… Printing your own chocolate… Karl Lagerfeld designs a helicopter… I think I need another bank holiday to recover from that lot. Enjoy this weeks links!

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Sent from the Studio (30.03.12)

Robotic jellyfish, warrior snails, liquid energy and a man making coffee on a bicycle, what more could you possibly want from a weekly roundup of the internet?

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Part 2: Thoughts and photos from the Geneva Moter Show 2012

Tristram Keech, Principal – Industrial Design and Matt Candy, Senior Consultant – Technical Design, popped along to the Geneva Motor Show this month and have returned full of thoughts and photos. Far too many for one blog post, so this has now become a series of two. And this is the second.

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Sent from the Studio (23.03.12)

Lots of lovely links for you to enjoy today. Looks like the PDD studio was seriously inspired this week!

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Bend it like Nokia and Samsung, the next mobile revolution?

As the Mobile World Congress has recently finished in Barcelona, it is a good time to reflect on the status quo of technology, design and user experience in the mobile world. Most notable for us is the potential exciting development for mobile device interaction and therefore design.

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