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On Growth and Form 100

By |October 30th, 2017|

The seminal work by Dundee polymath D’Arcy Thompson “On Growth and Form” reaches its centenary year in 2017 and both the Universities of both St Andrews and Dundee where Thompson held important positions have been […]

On Patents, Open Source Design and Reciprocity

By |November 15th, 2016|

I previously blogged on open source and IP here and I wanted to revisit this in a more concise way to focus in on the limitations of open source and commons approaches in the context […]

Open Source Product Innovation

By |August 18th, 2015|

Is there a sustainable business model which allows the development of innovative open source products?
Patents and the traditional product development model
The intent of the patent system is to incentivise innovation and promote the sharing of […]

Tactile Memories of Lego

By |August 18th, 2015|

With the wave of nostalgia for Lego reaching its crescendo in the past year with the release of the Lego Movie, and with being lucky enough to be involved in a project with Lego, I […]

Geometry Study of the Columns of the Sagrada Familia

By |August 18th, 2015|

I passed through Barcelona last April on holiday and finally managed to visit La Sagrada Familia, the great unfinished work of Gaudi. This is a pilgrimage I have long wanted to make, though for purely […]


Recent Work

The Queen’s Baton

Loud1Design was subcontracted to 4cDesign who were awarded the contract to design the Queen’s Baton […]

Egger Big Bag


Tensile fabric studies for a project run by 4C design for Egger, to increase efficiency […]

Toob – Whistle Design

An ongoing collaboration with Misha Somerville of MK Whistles to create a keyed chromatic-scale folk […]

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