RDI Summer School 2007
A country pub in the Cotswolds, 30 or so young(ish) designers and engineers, 12 slightly more senior Royal Designers, and a handful of other folk playing the role of 'wildcards': the extraordinary RDI Summer School, now in its seventh year, took place last weekend, and Alistair got the chance to moonlight as the photographer-in-residence once again. You can check out his pictures at the school's Flickr site.
There's a tendency not to say too much about what goes on at the summer schools, except to mention that they can be quite life-changing. So, in a bloggy kinda way, we've decided instead to give you a list of quick links to just some of the folk who were there - and they're a pretty impressive (and deeply lovely) bunch...
Anab from Anab Jain - technology design cleverness
Mark from Concentrate - great product design for kids and schools
Helen from Counterparts - a simply delicious composer
Chris and Ed from Expedition - brilliant engineering
Richard from Goodwin Hartshorn - sharp industrial design
Amy from Keep & Share - tasty knitwear
Hannah from People will always need plates - sumptuous products
Ptolemy from Ptolemy Mann - luscious textile design
Alice from Research 00 - architects with a sustainable bent
Bert from Sprout Design - gorgeous product design with a sustainable bent
Matt from Studiohead - fascinating product design
Robin from Studio Levien - elegant homeware designers