DS23 Research trip, Part 1: Factories in Detroit

The studio research trip was very useful and enjoyable! After landing in Chicago and spending a night in the worst hostel I've ever stayed in, we went on to Detroit. Detroit has a bad reputation, as far as American cities go, being the second most dangerous city in the US (ref). It rose and fell... Continue Reading →

Handbook, part 3: mass customisation

Moving on from my previous posts on leaded glass and Ben&Jerry,  I have been trying to recreate some of the products.  I had in mind experimenting with some of the qualities and engage with some of the manufacturing techniques (folding, extruding, and casting). Mass customization could be achieved by using molds (CNCed, 3dprinted, etc) that... Continue Reading →

Handbook, Part 1: Ben&Jerry

We're looking at fabrication for the first part of the year and exploring different products. For the past week I have been looking into the manufacturing process, company ethos, and organisational policy of Ben & Jerry. This famous ice-cream producer hails from Vermont(US) and is now exporting their ice-cream through most of Europe. The UK... Continue Reading →


For my (hopefully) final year of MArch I joined DS23, a newly established design studio that will look into the future of factories as part of (or not) cities.  Initially, by taking inspiration from the twentieth century avant-garde’s preoccupation with the machine, we will examine the creative opportunities presented by digital fabrication. Closely examining existing... Continue Reading →

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