The London Design Festival continues this weekend, with a selection of great shows across the city. Here's our pick of those out east...
LDF is dominated by product design, but those searching for examples of digital and interactive design would be wise to head down to Tent, at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, which is hosting 'Tokyo Designers Week in London 2014 – Tokyo Imagine', a selection of work showcasing Japanese tech creativity.
There is a multitude of great work to see here, ranging from the fun – a merry-go-round with a movie projected onto it – to the more mind-blowing, including a virtual reality music video using Oculus Rift for Japanese pop star Kumi Koda, available for viewers to experience, and various interactive installations that will see you become part of the artwork in seconds. Well worth checking out, despite the £10 entry fee (which gives you entrance to everything in Tent): all the info is here.
Tokyo Merry-Go-Round by Asami Kiyokawa
An innocent bystander is captured in Twotone's Fragments of Now – Reflections of Immediate Past installation
Selfie Jam by Hiroki Mitsuyasu x Shiftbrain
Visitors experience Kumi Koda's music video via Oculus Rift headsets
Also in Tent is 'Designing Polska – Design in Poland', a small exhibition displaying work by Polish graphic designers. More info is here.
Images of the Designing Polska display
Over in Haggerston, Dan Tobin Smith is displaying his collection of 'kipple' – useless objects, as named by Phillip K Dick in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – in colour-coded order in his studio. We have covered Tobin Smith's images of the kipple on the blog previously (which are also for sale) but it's a real pleasure to have a walk around the installation and inspect all the objects in the flesh. More info here.
Photos of Dan Tobin Smith's installation of kipple (plus image top)
Outside of the official design festival, there are other great design-oriented events taking place out east this weekend too. These include The Drawing Room, a project organised by Steph Hamill and Sarah Cutler. Hamill, a lecturer at Central Saint Martins, has invited a selection of recent CSM graduates to draw on the walls of her recently purchased Clapton home (before it is renovated). A live drawing event took place last night (pics below) and this evening there will be a party for people to view the work (and ideally commission the artists). More info on the project is here.
Finally, those near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this weekend shoud not miss out on 'Art Moves', an event celebrating "the extraordinary world of mobile art vehicles", and featuring what look like a frankly bonkers but brilliant selection of art cars. More info is here.
The Pineapple Car by the Bureau of Silly Ideas
The Conch by Walker and Bromwich
The Mobile Gull Appreciation Unit by Mark Dion