profile: Allyson Gee

ALLYSON Gee is a 2010 graduate in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Glasgow School of Art, whose work I discovered at New Designers. I was instantly intrigued by the way in which the delicate forms of the butterflies had been ‘captured’ within the metal framework. Drawing inspiration from the way in which entomology and lepidoptery uniformly … Continue reading

most wanted: Soup Spoon

GENIUS. This is how all soup spoons should be. Part ladle, part regular rounded soup spoon (plus light to hold) – it is a prime example of effective ergonomic design; allowing you to enjoy your soup in style, with minimum risk of accidental spillages.

most wanted: Refridgerator

AS I reached that magnificently awful time when a cash machine was no longer a place from which I could withdraw any funds – due to the lack of them – a friend of mine shone a light at the end of the tunnel by offering me a weeks work temping as a receptionist at … Continue reading

scratch n sniff

BRILLIANT. A scratch and sniff wallpaper, supplying the sniffer with the scents of a variety of fruits – reminiscent of those sugar coloured gel pens everyone used to use at school. Designed by a graduate student from the University of Brighton: Kayleigh Webster. I can see the return of smell-o-vision on the horizon…

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