News: Solveiga Pakstaite, an industrial design student from Brunel University, has won the UK James Dyson award with Bump Mark – an expiry label that decays to tell you when food is no longer safe to eat (+ slideshow). More
Dyson says that only tangible engineering can address issues such as global warming and population growth, stating: "The allure of digital should not distract us from the bigger challenges." He adds that the government must "focus on investment in ideas," urging them to support design education and creative businesses.
Dezeen Wire: British manufacturer Dyson has expressed disappointment about the lack of protection offered to British designers following the loss of a design rights case against Chinese-owned Vax, who Dyson claims have copied one of their popular models. More
Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs talks to James Dyson in this podcast recorded at the UK launch of Dyson's new floor-standing blade-less fans. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More
Dezeenwire: in an interview with the Sunday Times, engineer and inventor James Dyson reveals he is to stand down as chairman of Dyson and talks about the Ingenious Britain report commissioned by the Conservative Party, in which Dyson sets out ways to make Britain a leading high-tech exporter - Sunday Times