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Our Hong Kong team re-locates to the achingly photogenic Quarry Bay area

4/Aug/2017

Our Hong Kong team re-locates to the achingly photogenic Quarry Bay area

Our Hong Kong team recently made a successful move to their new studio in the Quarry Bay area of Hong Kong. Here's what the team think about the new location and studio, and a handful of pictures from the opening party. Read more

PDD’s Managing Director of Asia, Oliver Breit, is promoting The Damned 40th anniversary tour

21/Feb/2017

PDD’s Managing Director of Asia, Oliver Breit, is promoting The Damned 40th anniversary tour

As part of their Australasian tour, Punk forefathers The Damned will play their Hong Kong show this month, only their second live performance in this territory to date. Mentioned in the same breath as The Clash and The Sex Pistols, the legendary British rockers are currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of their 1977 debut ‘Damned Damned Damned’ – the first punk record ever released in the UK. Read more

A great day out at the 30th J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

9/Aug/2016

A great day out at the 30th J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

A couple of weeks ago, PDD’s London team took part in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge®. The 5.6K run was to raise funds for charity, Age UK. It was a great opportunity for some good old team bonding and camaraderie... Read more

A rewarding start to the year!

31/Mar/2016

A rewarding start to the year!

It’s been a great start to 2016. The first quarter is not yet over and already PDD has 3 new prestigious design awards to its name. PDD’s work with the health & personal care brand Swisslux and the Zyliss kitchenware brand has been awarded with Red Dot design awards. This was followed by a German Design Award for the Testo 870 Thermal Imager. Read more

Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of the monkey.

4/Feb/2016

Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of the monkey.

The Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey is coming! 2004 was the last Year of the Wood Monkey. In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth, which means that a Wood Monkey or a Fire Monkey comes once in a 60-year cycle. And this year could be more precious than ever. Read more

Christmas then and now: Nostalgic gifts get a digital makeover

15/Dec/2015

Christmas then and now: Nostalgic gifts get a digital makeover

As is customary at this time of year, many of us have given some thought as to what we’d like for Christmas. Leo, my three-year-old nephew, has his wish list sorted. First up, he wants a Jessie the Yodelling Cowgirl figure – she of Toy Story film fame – who was, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the hottest toys of the season back at Christmas 1999. Read more

Links from the studio: How to design a happier life. #InternationalDayOfHappiness

19/Mar/2015

Links from the studio: How to design a happier life. #InternationalDayOfHappiness

Are you happy? Although happiness is something we all strive for, achieving it is actually quite difficult. Could we use design to help make our lives happier? Read more

Buck up for Chinese New Year of the Goat

18/Feb/2015

Buck up for Chinese New Year of the Goat

With the Chinese New Year fast approaching, here are seven goat-themed objects and designs to honour the occasion. Read more

The focus of our Deep Dive Human-Centred Design workshop is…

4/Feb/2015

The focus of our Deep Dive Human-Centred Design workshop is…

In early January we asked people on our mailing list to let us know which topic they’d like see in a Human-Centred Design workshop from a selected list. The results are now in! Read more

Another successful year of exciting product launches for PDD

18/Dec/2014

Another successful year of exciting product launches for PDD

As 2014 reaches its climax, it's time to say thank you... Read more

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