When I was 22 I won a RSA (Royal Society of Arts) bursary award in a national student competition. The princely sum of 750 pounds allowed me to book passage on the Queen Mary (The one that’s now moored in Longbeach) and begin my conquest of the USA. These awards kick the shit out of the bullshit of Cannes and other shows for poseurs. I fact, previous RSA student winners include Sir Jonathan Ives of Apple fame. So I was interested to read about this year’s awards. And guess what? The top award went to a Middlesbrough student who won for designing a better tea kettle… Yes indeed, only in Britain do you win awards for coming up with a better tea kettle. Actually, I shouldn’t take the piss, it’s a very worthy effort that helps the elderly and frail brew a better cup of tea. Now we need a better crumpet toaster!
Keep calm... The milk's arrived!