PlayDNA is in the news again – this time in the scientific press.
“Combining art and science in England’s historic heart, a few mavericks produce individual pieces of art from their customers’ DNA.
So is it art, science, or education?” In the case of PlayDNA…..it is a bit of each”.
We’re not sure we’d personally describe ourselves as ‘mavericks’ exactly (!) although we do like to think we’re making science more accessible, fun and cool!
You can read the full article here: Lab Times article
Lab Times has already established itself as one of the most popular Life Science journals in Europe and is recognised as a grassroots magazine produced by scientists for scientists.
Earlier this month I was contacted by Scientist in Residence Jennifer Hogan on twitter. Jennifer, as I found out, runs a very special science lab for primary children in Northants called Lab_13.
Lab_13 is a space dedicated entirely to investigation, innovation and creativity; a space managed by young people; a space led by young people.
What a fabulous concept I thought!
Jennifer invited me to be interviewed by some of the children on the Lab_13 committee about my career path. They were particularly interested in how I had combined my dual loves of science and art.
Of course I agreed, as there is nothing more satisfying than being able to help enthuse and encourage young people to get involved in science!
Letter from George and the Lab_13 committee
You can find my full interview with the Lab_13 children of Irchester Community Primary School at their blog here:
Thanks Jennifer, George and everyone at Lab_13, it was an honour to be asked and an absolute pleasure to get involved!
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After an overwhelmingly positive response to our first wedding fair at the 5* Randolph Hotel, Oxford, in January we were delighted to be invited to exhibit our new range of Framed Prints at the Debenhams Oxford department store last weekend.
Following hot on the heels of Valentines Day, the traditional British retailer held a Wedding Fair on Saturday 16th February 2013 to celebrate love, commitment – and how to have a fabulous wedding!
Dr Sam talks through our new product range with some keen shoppers
Dr Sam explains the interpretable nature of a PlayDNA portrait – and why they make such great wedding gifts!
As well as the many excited brides and grooms, a busy Saturday crowd kept PlayDNA Founders Dr Samantha Decombel and Dr Stuart Grice chatting about their novel artwork all afternoon. More than one person were stopped in their tracks by the colourful display pieces and paused to admire the ‘extremely cool’ and ‘fascinating’ artworks as they browsed the aisles.
As a wedding gift never to be forgotten you certainly couldn’t do better than a PlayDNA portrait – a fun way to see how compatible the bride and groom might be!
Do opposites attract? Or are you the perfect match? Beautiful genetic portraits for couples and families that come complete with your own DNA analysis and guide.
Available now, just contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or take a look at our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/playdna.
Own a wedding portrait as unique as you
The perfect finishing touch to your family home, a personalised PlayDNA rug!
This might just be one time you’ll be happy to be walked all over! The latest edition to our DNA PORTRAIT product portfolio is probably our favourite so far: the personalised DNA rug.
We’ve teamed up with bespoke rug manufacturer and official producer of the Stamp Rug – Rug-Maker.com – to bring this fabulous new product to you.
PlayDNA Founder Dr Samantha Decombel and Rug-Maker.com’s Julian Blair discuss the potential of a collaboration to create a new and unique personalised interior option.
Following a chance meeting with Sales Director Julian Blair at the 2013 Interiors UK exhibition, Dr Samantha Decombel immediately saw the potential for a collaboration between PlayDNA and Rug-Maker.com, renowned for bespoke handmade rugs perfected through technology. By combining our high-tech science with their high-tech design, we have created a totally unique and stylish concept in soft furnishings and interior design!
After preparing your personal DNA art with the PlayDNA difference, Dr Decombel and our talented graphic designer Callie Bowyer work alongside Julian to create the perfect design for your home.
This DNA rug showcases a family of four with every band representing a different trait, such as the gene for eye colour, or whether they are early birds or night owls. Can you spot the family resemblance? We can create a combined DNA portrait for any number of family members!
As you would expect from one of the leading custom rug manufacturers in the world, quality is at the heart of this product, with each beautiful rug hand-crafted from 100% New Zealand wool and silk in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal.
With prices starting from just £599 (1m x 1.25m) and over 350 colours to choose from, you’re certain to find the perfect rug to add the finishing touch to your family home.