Product and Object Design-

01| Escape

Exploring the London Underground as a host system, one that strongly depends on psychology in order to make users and commuters move in specific and calculated ways, this escape revolves around the navigation signage set up by TFL.

Instead of blindly following the recommended route in the stations, we’re questioning the signs and finding the short cuts and secret passages. This will result in an alternative way of travelling through the London Underground system; visually presented in the form of maps, created for those who desire avoidance of delay and tedious tourists on their journey.

Design Project (2022)
A Londoner's Guide to Underground Illusions

Harry Becks original Underground map is one of the greatest designs of the twentleth century but, although the current deslgn still follows the the same principals, they have not been applled with any great care. As a result, we do not belleve Beck would have been happy to put his name to the current version.
The underground is a state of time and etiquette,

confusion and Illusion by design, this map alms to break down the intended perceptions and help you find your way with clarity and a few tricks and tips known only to true Londoners.

A handfull of these 1st draft - zone one prototypes were then left at different stations around london for other commuters to use.

02| The Wonderers

For this project I worked with the children’s book publisher, Wonderbly. The brief was to investigate new ways to utilise their customisable book-to-order technology, within a fresh conceptualisation.

My team and I, decided to create personalized Travel guides.

Travel guidebooks have been replaced — like so many other things — by smartphones and internet access, online searches, blog posts, and aspirational Instagram photos.

Just about anyone can write an online guide to certain destinations or make a list of top places to eat and things to do, and sometimes you can find incredible and unknown restaurants that way.

We have created a travel book series that algorithmically curates the perfect trip for an individual based on their passions, enjoyments and dislikes.

This book invites you to leave the beaten track and to explore unknown and surprising places. The main objective of this publication is to guide the reader to places that are either not usually included in tourist guides, or near impossible to locate amongst the exponential options. Things best suited to them and their personality, and the interests that fuel their lives. Encouraging a more personal dialect of travel.

During the customisation stage of the book there is the option to add interactive pages where the giftee can write, add photos or do sketches, depending on what they are interested in. 

The aim of this guide is to be intimate, personal and to offer surprising insights that are based on experience. It should help the user remember the details and narative of a trip either for themselves further down the line, or when conveying their stories to another.  

Reading any book is a journey, we hope that even if some of the book still goes unused its status as a trusty companion on a trip, and tool of memory, might earn it enough sentiment to avoid the inevitable obsolescence of most travel guides to become a valued souvenir.

-see below what one of our guides look like after its beatuiful journey.


03| The BBQube

A perfect cube when closed, the design is simple and easily stored and aesthetically unintrusive.

Internally, all walls are constructed using Diatomite, a material being used in some Japanese Yakitori cookers. This material is derived from the remains of microscopic, fossilised sea or freshwater, single-cell algae’s, known as ‘Diatoms’, and is a naturally occurring mineral silica with a unique porous structure. This results in a very low density and lightweight material, that is chemically inert, completely fireproof, and naturally very heat resistant, perfect for containing and retaining the heat and smoke of the barbecue.

Within this internal insulation is a firebox which houses the coals suspended above a void, this is efficient for airflow when required, allowing for the control over the rate of burn of the fuel, which will vary depending on the type.

This airflow control (via adjustable exhaust and intake dampers on the top and bottom) then allows the user to get the longest possible cooking time out of whatever fuel is used, resulting in the highest possible yield of the stored energy, reducing the amount of energy lost and therefore, fuel required.

All of This paired with the units’ compact form will mean extremely efficient utilisation of heat generated by the fuel, with very little loss of energy, which with also result- antly make the grill last for much longer with a charcoal fuel source than other cheap grills of its size.

It’s also notable that great insulating factors on a barbe- cue massively increases the safety of the item. The lack of external heat means it’s safer to touch and operate at low levels (where small children might need something to lean on) and mitigates the risk on the local environ- ment of things like scorching the ground or setting any- thing alight.

The symmetrical cube and concaved lid designs are also implemented for fuel efficiency and perfectly even heat distribution and energy utilisation over the entire cook- ing area. Getting the most out of the fuel is key to miti- gating environmental impact, but this also translates to the cooking quality and the consistency of this.