July design news: meet the Evocado and discover the Design Library

A new book on old fabrics, a commemorative scriptorium and a sneaker exhibition celebrating vintage shoes

History is changing. More and more stories are being retold from different perspectives and with new analysis. Once you realise that the past is not a foreign country, but something that can be renovated, upgraded or restored, your worldview changes. Don’t like the environmental impact of avocado farming but love the taste? Make a new, locally produced fruit. Want to honour Scottish history but also provide a resource for literacy? Build the first scriptorium for 500 years. Read about these projects and more in this month’s design news.

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