Everyone likes watching TV, it’s how we relax after a long day at work, where we catch up on the news from around the world, and above all else… where you can watch other people watching the same shows you just watched.  Amazing.  However, what isn’t as amazing is when your TV starts overheating because of that radiator you’ve got underneath. Electrical items and heat are not usually a great mix, especially when the electrical product in question is as sensitive as a modern flat screen TV.  TVs don’t typically have internal cooling systems in place, so keeping them at...

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The fact that radiators are not the most exciting or stimulating items in the world doesn't diminish their importance. In fact, as we wrote in our "Watt? Home Energy Explained" book, we like to think of radiators as the unsung heroes of central heating and, judging by the new radiator design, called Blush, by Icelandic designer Thorunn Arnadottir he seems to agree with us.  Taking inspiration from the life giving properties of the human body's capillary network this radiator design certainly makes a statement about how important radiators are to our comfort. The paint used on the radiator reacts to...

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Design Company Hudson-Powell have created a great poster encouraging us to turn off our lights in the name of "Do The Green Thing". The background behind it reminds us that, while most of us turn lights off at home when not in use, thousands of offices are lit up throughout the night when they needn't be. I think this poster around the work place would certainly add some charm and be a much nicer reminder than many of the other energy saving posters I have seen. Click the poster to be taken to the original post that has some more background information....

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  Simon Barker

  design, Energy Saving, poster

The Radfan has been launched for 5 weeks now and we have been rushed off our feet fulfilling orders and moving from a product development business to a customer focused business and, whilst the last two years are still fresh in my mind, I thought it would be nice to draw back the curtain and see where a product like the Radfan comes from and the iterations we went through. It all starts with a sketch Believe it or not, these are the initial sketches for the Radfan, well the idea of the Radfan. At that point it didn't have a name or...

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  Simon Barker

  design, radfan