Category: design

Advice for Silver Linings (Competition) Playbook

Enabling ageing populations to contribute and providing sustainable care to those who need it, when and where they need it are both complex challenges. Not all neat and plausible solutions need to be wrong. We at Silver Linings aim to unearth the solutions that are not so well-known.
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Autonomous cars and luxury marques

Aston Martin, James Bond’s car of choice (except when he went through a BMW phase), showcased a powerboat at Monaco Yacht Show this year. …
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Authenticity and Vedic wisdom for luxury brands

Alicia Keys, the talented musician and singer, was in the news recently for having chosen decidedly to eschew makeup. In a monograph in a …
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Motivation as a design assumption

Holacracy. MOOCs. Food labels. Holacracy isn’t working. MOOCs have low completion rates, and an estimated 90% drop-out rate. Food labels to help consumers make …
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Selling diamonds online

(A version of this article appeared in LiveMint on March the 4th, 2016.) “You must have done some good deeds to have earned living …
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Women Artists in London: Annie Leibovitz

Long post alert! Women artists are predicted to garner more attention this year. Right on cue there is Women: New Portraits, by Annie Leibovitz, …
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Investment and Luxury: The Birkin Bag

From fashion magazines to feminist commentariat and regular journalism outfits, many seem to be telling women this January that buying Birkin bags is a …
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Four For Friday -- 2016 in predictions

Welcome to 2016! The curated links today are all about predictions for design, luxury, jewellery, and fashion tech in 2016. “Simplicity will win.. but …
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My 2015 in books

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman had my reading interests down pat. …
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Four For Friday (34)

As the year draws to a close, reviews of the year appear as do predictions for the future. The latter are inevitably rooted in …
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