Find out more about the things that inspire and inform our work, a collection of news, views, case studies, and everything in-between.
Is AI a threat or an ally to designers and the industry?
Designers on what to think of the rise of AI illustration technology.
Humane by Design
A resource that provides guidance for designing ethically humane digital products through patterns focused on user well-being.
Ikea Norway promises to buy back unwanted furniture from customers
Pushing back against throwaway culture, the retailer’s Life Collection 2022 campaign by Try commits to finding new homes for its abandoned products – even in the saddest of circumstances.
Digital to Physical Launches
NFT first, physical launch second: could this be the future norm for new product releases?
Spencer Office Refurbishment
Redesigning an office space to create a strong sense of culture and community. A space that reflects the rich heritage of the past while also looking to the future.
Hermès’ Entry Into The Metaverse Hails A New Era For Digital Luxury Fashion
Hermès is set to bring its rich history and longstanding heritage to the digital world after filing for trademarking in the metaverse last month.
How Politics Influences Branding
46% of consumers are more likely to buy from a brand that supports Ukraine in its war against Russia. It might make you wonder: What does support for Ukraine have to do with shirts or shoes you might buy?
Storytelling is the Crux of Dior's Set-design Strategy. Its SS23 Runway is a Prime Example
Dior’s SS23 set design offered a physical fashion spectacle, with an art installation that built on a Paris map and the legacy of Catherine de Medici.
Milan's Taste for Zero Waste
Food scraps, soapy water, every drop of golden sun – the city is on a mission to use it all to fuel its new circular economy.
The term ‘biomorphic’ is derived from two Greek words: ‘bios’ (meaning life) and 'morphe' (translating as form). In art, it’s used to describe shapes that evoke naturally occurring patterns – like plants, living organisms and parts of the human body. Italian architect Niccolo Casas works in this space, collaborating with Dutch fashion-tech designer Iris van Herpen and environmental nonprofit Parley for the Oceans.
Design Criticism Is Everywhere—Why Are We Still Looking For It?
As the field of design gets broader and more complex, its criticism is showing up in different forms and new places.
Wondersphere Partners with You Can Now for Future-Focused Learning
We've partnered with You Can Now, the learning and development experts, to develop our team's skills and competencies using YCN's ‘brain buffet' online platform. From using our voices effectively to examining unconscious bias, we're really excited about the prospects and opportunities opened up through this new partnership.