Mark Young

A New Life for Lifeboats

Lifeboats are amazing. They and their volunteer crews save lives. They are designed and built to be tough – it’s a tough life – but they are well cared for and loved throughout that life. Eventually better lifeboats are designed and desired so the previous ones end their working life. For the materials they are […]

Resource 2015

I spent a fascinating few days at Resource 2015 down in that London, at what has to be the leading event for everyone into the Circular Economy. The Great Recovery outdid themselves with the biggest Brio set I’ve ever seen or tried to explain the Circular Economy with. It was great to see how many […]


3D scan of this exposed root system for an upcoming concept. Click ‘3D View’ to get in close.


How could we design a product for 9 lives? For most designers, designing something for 1 life is hard enough. So much to consider. Thinking about what your product will do at the end of its life is not instinctive. It’s a bit like planning a funeral at birth: Not the first thing on your […]



Plastic Bottle Bin spotted in Iceland   For the very first post on my site, I’m going to talk about bins. It can only get better from here. The whole point of a circular economy is that we’d capture all materials. We normally do that with bins and I think the design of bins, and […]