Getting our heads into a brainstorm

I was looking for a milliners’ head, a prop for a brainstorm. The only ones I could find were proper grown-up milliners’ equipment, which is, quite rightly, expensive because it’s beautifully made, or plastic.

So I invented a flatpack one that could slot together and made some out of waste cardboard.

These have a similar structure to a flatpack trophy I designed some years ago for the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, easy for winners to take apart and take home with them to all corners of the globe.

My milliners’ heads were handy for me too – especially as my other props were enormous rolled maps.

The brainstorm? You’ll have to wait to find out what that was about. It was for Ideas Foundation, a creative careers charity that opens minds and opportunities for a more diverse creative industry.