Thursday, 29 July 2010

The Good Webcast launches!

We've just launched the first of our podcasts as part of The Good Webcast, a new feature on The Good Web Guide. The Good Webcasts will cover topical news and issues relating to the internet in discussions led by GWG Contributing Editor, Garan Holcombe. Joining him are Arabella Dymoke, MD of The Good Web Guide; Emily Jenkinson, its Editor; and Nick Wills, The Good Web Guide's resident tech guru.

Show One discusses the Great Paywall of Rupert Murdoch on The Times and whether it's doomed to failure.

Show Two discusses SEO: what it is and how you crack it.

Listen to the first two shows here and watch this space for the next show, broadcasting in September.

Friday, 9 July 2010

New Designers: the graduate designers who are set to impress

On Wednesday, The Good Web Guide went along to the showcase for graduate designers at The Business Design Centre in Islington and found much to excite.

Graduate designs such as the Cuppa Luck - a stainless steel look tea-set, which can be scratched to reveal a pattern underneath - by Jo Westrop (; magnetic tableware from Oliver Boulton; and a wealth of stunning furniture designs by designer/makers including Jórun Høgnesen (, Keith Gibbons ( and Philip Clay of Zealous Furniture Design ( impressed with their ingenuity and attention to detail.

A new area of the show this year was One Year On, featuring a hand-picked group of designers who have done well in their first year out of college. Beautiful wallpaper from Kate Usher Surfaces (, furniture from Robin Grasby ( and mixed media illustrations from Hannah Davies ( are proof, that despite a tough financial year, with dedication and bundles of talent, new designers can find success.

To find out more, visit