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In the mood for a touch of colourful inspiration this weekend? In NYC? Well, earlier this week Color Factory opened in Manhattan – an immersive, interactive colour-themed exhibit that invites “curiosity, discovery and play”. As the official website tells us, highlights include ombré floating balloons with wishes for the world written by students, a walkable infographic leading you to your “secret color”, and their “signature ball room”. Sounds fun!

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Color Factory is open now until the end of September. You can find out more and get tickets here.

Inclusive design

Two stories on inclusive design piqued our interest this week, starting with the packaging for the new Xbox Adaptive Controller. Alicia tells us, “Xbox has created a special controller for gamers with limited mobility, which comes packed in a box also designed with the user’s needs in mind. Not only is it inclusive, but it also contains less plastic than standard electronics packaging.” See it in action in the unboxing film below:


Find out more on Dezeen.

Secondly, Georgie shared this story from The Dieline, which is all about a lovely little initiative from Kellogg’s. This Rice Krispies Treats pack has been designed for children with visual impairments to enjoy, and you can find out all about it in this short film:

Tell us a story

Can you tell a story in under 20 seconds? GIPHY and Squarespace believe that “you can tell a compelling, creative, entertaining, professional-grade story in only 18 seconds or less” and have launched the world’s first animated Gif-based Film Festival to find the best audiovisual storytellers doing just that. So if you’re up for a challenge using the humble Gif to tell a story, get creating – the deadline is at the end of September.


Find out more about the competition here (via It’s Nice That).


Stories from Design Bridge: creatively inspired from Singapore to Amsterdam


Design Bridge Visits: The Art of Campari, London