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London Design Festival is in swing, and today, we’ve been exploring the Shoreditch Design Triangle, which brings together the best of East London’s creative talent.

First, we stopped by Place Your Bets, an interactive experience by data design agency Signal Noise. With London’s population set to reach 10 million, Place Your Bets looks at what data says about our city, now and in the future. Visitors can use coloured stickers to visualise their opinions about Brexit, hipsters, and other aspects of London life, revealing some interesting trends as the week goes on.

Creative Clerkenwell’s London Design Souvenirs pop-up shop celebrates the city in quirky collections by a range of artists. Their handmade creations include paper snowglobes with intricate characters and fun slogan-engraved pencils. The pop-up also features small-space solutions and bespoke pegboard fittings by Kreisdesign. We asked designer Nikki about her reasons behind her convenient invention, discovering she wanted to create storage for her many pairs of shoes!

And finally, another SDT spot to look out for: ElectroCraft, which explores the craft of electronics and electronics made as craft, asking the question ‘what are electrical products and appliances like when they are not designed primarily with mass-production in mind?’ The thirty-plus pieces of work displayed here include a slow breeze machine by Studio Tord Boontje and Wonseck Jun and Studio Drift’s delicate ‘Dandelight’ creations.

London Design Festival runs all of this week (until the 25th) ‒ find out more about the Shoreditch Design Triangle here and explore our dedicated Pinterest board here.

Gliding through twelve hairpin bends and plunging into darkness at 15mph is most definitely the best way to travel through London in our opinion.

And now you can on the new ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the £20 million steel structure is the highest and longest slide in the UK, offering daredevils the chance to experience an adrenaline-pumping 178m helter-skelter.

The structure was designed by Belgian artist Carsten Höller as a way to sustain tourism in East London after the 2012 Olympics.

Are you courageous enough to take the plunge? Let us know your thoughts and find out more here.