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The Crit takes the best design stories from around the world, pulls them apart, and looks at what’s really going on underneath.
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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The Crit takes the best design stories from around the world, pulls them apart, and looks at what’s really going on underneath.
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    31. It’s About Time Morris!

    31. It’s About Time Morris!

    This month, hosts Oli Stratford and India Block recap a trio of reports that examine Urban Heat Islands, reducing the carbon emissions of touring exhibitions, and building safer cities for birds. In products and projects they discuss the Bilboquet lamp by Philippe Malouin for Flos, football kits inspired by William Morris and conclude with an interview with Olivier Lacrouts, one half of Studio d-o-t-s, discussing their School of Phyto-Centred Design. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    30. Mr Threads

    30. Mr Threads

    Following a discussion of the sudden flurry of product design in cinema, this episode of The Crit sees the co-hosts unpack the unsettling allegations made against top architect David Adjaye, give their first impressions of Meta's new social media platform Threads, and discuss the opening of Young V&A, a museum revamp that's been overshadowed by the removal of LGBTQ+ content. This month's exclusive interview takes the form of a conversation with Paul Simmons, co-founder of Timorous Beasties, about pushing the technical boundaries of wall coverings.



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    29. Let Offices Be Offices

    29. Let Offices Be Offices

    In this episode of The Crit, hosts Oli Stratford and India Block celebrate their June birthdays and reflect on the month’s design goings-on. They discuss the merits and pitfalls of augmented reality headsets to exhibitions about email newsletters, to handy fold up sofas. Also featured is a teaser for the new issue of Design Reviewed, plus an exclusive interview with designer Ilona Gaynor about her research into the politics and labour of sleeping.
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    28. Archi-Washing

    28. Archi-Washing

    We take a journey to ethics town in this episode of The Crit, discussing the dubious developments around Adidas’s Yeezy range and the human rights abuses connected to mega-city Neom. In brighter news, we highlight some products and projects including Transformers by Konstantin Grcic, the Kyora balancing board by Studiomama, and the opening of the Farrell Centre in Newcastle. We end with a special treat – an interview with designer Jean Lee about Ladies & Gentlemen Studio’s new exhibition, Public Access.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    27. Milan Design Week 2023

    27. Milan Design Week 2023

    In this edition of The Crit hosts Oli Stratford and India Block discuss notable moments during Milan Design Week 2023.
    This episode was recorded at Convene, 22 Bishopsgate. Thank you to everyone at Convene for their kind support. If you’d like to find out more about Convene’s workplaces in London and further afield simply visit convene.com.

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    • 54 min
    26. Beltless

    26. Beltless

    A new year, a new episode of The Crit. This episode, the hosts discuss the amusing, confusing and inspiring tech products from Las Vegas’ consumer Electronics show; the rise of the pet apparel market and Front’s forward thinking design practice. Also included is a discussion of a Virtual Power Plant Partnership project, a nostalgic reflection on Sony’s Walkman releases and a special mention of Special Project’s interface design for a digital therapy service called SlowMo.
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    • 59 min

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