On our blog, we love to showcase innovative and beautiful examples of design, but what about the people and teams behind these amazing creations?

Here are our five designers to watch:

1. Zim and Zou (Graphic)

These two French artists have taken a step back from the digital era and are creating mesmerising handcrafted illustrations from everyday materials - you'll be astonished at their complexity.

2. Justina Blakeney (Interiors)

Based in L.A, Justina incorporates vibrant chic colours into her unique bohemian interior designs. Juxtaposing textures and materials, clashing colours, and crafting natural finishing touches her designs are homely yet eye-catching.

3. James Ward (Products)

Known for his 'Jimbobart' work, James' animal illustrations provide a fun and witty take on everyday objects, such as his 'Bandit Biscuit' ceramic plate. 

4. Richa Aggarwal (Fashion)

Richa Aggarwal’s latest collection brings together her New Delhi heritage with some stunning contemporary twists. (Honourable mention to Hong Kong duo Ground Zero’s 2014 collections which have an Eighties/futurist spin).

5. Hattie Stewart (Polymath)

Known for her extravagant illustrations, Hattie incorporates her creative doodles into print, clothes, animations, music, and much more.

Tell us who you would add to this list; got an idea for our Friday Five series? Tweet us @thinktanklondon.

Be transported back to 1930s New York in Guinness’ newest ad for the ‘Made of More’ campaign.

Guinness will be the first UK and Ireland brand to feature a 60 second video on Instagram to promote ‘Made of More’.

Filmed in black and white, the ad features the story of John Hammond, the jazz enthusiast who was a pioneer in bringing black and white music together.

Marketing director, Stephen O’Kelly said: “'John Hammond’ continues a series of stories from Guinness that feature ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.”

This history-inspired campaign will be supported with PR, social media, TV, and digital content.

Watch the creative ad below and tell us what you think of it.

One design duo's clever creations let you add a miniature iconic cityscape to your desk or wall.

William Ngo and Alan Silverman's 'Microscape' collection recreates recognisable architectural landscapes as miniature tiled replicas, which are 3D printed and sculpted to a 1:500 scale.

By using aerial scan data, each 6"x6" tile is designed to resemble the most current version of each city, offering little snapshots of character. Together, the sleek white tiles can make up a cityscape as panoramic or as intimate as you like, depending, of course, on your space.

Manhattan is the first cityscape to be recreated in tiles and its creators are now crowdfunding so they can replicate other well-known skylines.

Read more about Microscape here and tell us which cities you would like to see in tile form.

A Bible-inspired architectural sculpture reflects and reacts to its ever-changing surroundings.

The Tower of Babel, which is crafted from stacked mirrored boxes, is an incredible installation reflecting the vast beauty of the Iranian desert.

Designed by Gugo Torelli, the interactive sculpture can slowly rotate box by box, thanks to its sensors, which help it react to weather conditions, and preprogrammed patterns

Read more about the Tower of Babel here and tell us what you think of it.

The best fiction makes you think, makes you laugh or cry, or even better, immerses you in a rich, literary world.

One artist has made the most of this with her quirky character-inspired bookmarks, which have distinctive legs sticking out of books.

Olena Mysnyk’s MyBOOKmark shop features a range of classic and more modern fiction-related bookmarks, including Dorothy’s red shoes from The Wizard of Oz and a Direwolf’s paw (Game of Thrones).

Other fun bookmarks take their cue from Harry Potter, Star Wars (book adaptations), and Alice in Wonderland.

See Olena’s collection here and let us know your favourites.

KitKat's creative new campaign explores the different ways everyone enjoys eating the sweet treat.

‘The Break Off’ ad is set in a Seventies family home, in which each character eats the chocolate biscuit in their own special ways.

The campaign is based on a range of consumer research which found that some consumers are dunkers, sharers, snappers, or even nibblers.

Nestle are continuing to explore more personalised messages within their campaigns, with a social media drive and online ad campaign, which also promotes two new KitKat products.

Watch the ad below and tell us what kind of KitKat eater you are.

It's one thing travelling and seeing incredible sights, but why not explore the world while sleeping in the most unique hotels? Here are a few of our suggestions:

1. Kenyan Manor Hotel

What better way to visit Kenya than to sleep in a hotel where you breakfast with your family and a very tall animal friend? Dining with giraffes is a key selling point of the Kenyan Manor Hotel.

2. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Sleep under the Northern Lights and live a luxurious life in Lapland; a perfect choice for the winter months. 

3. A vintage 1965 Boeing 727

Not many people can say they have slept in a fully refurbished grounded aeroplane in Costa Verde - a colourful option if you're exploring the Americas.

4. No Man’s Fort

A fan of solitude? The No Man’s Fort hotel is off the Isle of Wight, so it certainly offers an interesting choice close to home. And yes, it really is a fort.

5. Magic Mountain Lodge

Become enchanted with a hotel in the heart of Patagonia. The Magic Mountain Lodge, known as the 'Hobbit hotel', comes complete with an incredible waterfall.

Tell us what unique hotels you would like to experience or have visited; got an idea for our Friday Five series? Tweet us @thinktanklondon.

A new range of multipurpose furniture saves space with a sense of fun.

Designed by Gilles Belley, ‘ROOMS’ consists of various easy-assemble furniture systems, which inject a splash of colour and style into the smallest spaces.

The systems include 'WALL’, ‘AREA’, and ‘BLOCK’ and can be adjusted, split in two, or even condensed for various functions - for instance, a wall partition can be transformed into a working desk.

Discover the genius of 'ROOMS' here and tell us if you would go modular.

Brighton will soon be home to 'the world’s first vertical cable car', which will be the highest observation point in the UK (outside of London).

Due to open this summer, the British Airways i360 will reach 162 metres into the sky, overlooking the stunning Sussex coastline.

The tower was designed by the brains behind the London Eye, Marks Barfield Architects and Poma, and it's expected to hold up to 200 people at a time.

Read more about the world first here and let us know if you'll be visiting it.

An interesting infographic explores the secrets behind the success of the oldest and most well-known brands in the world.

Unum's clever chart delves into a variety of brands, such as Colgate and Barclays, revealing how they have survived and evolved over decades or even centuries.

For example, Twining’s, which was established in 1706 and even weathered tea rationing during World War II, puts its success down to ‘quality control’.

The overarching theme of these brands' success seems to be one of trust and community, building consumer relationships that last..

Take a look at the infographic here and tell us what other brands you would include.

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