Tom Lawton

Designer & Inventor

Media

Features on TV, radio, the web, in books and magazines.

Tom's Fantastic Floating Home. 3 x 60mins series for Channel 4 (2013)

 

IvoryMagazine.com

Wednesday April 11th 2018

We talk to inventor Tom Lawton about the creative process behind Uplift, a meditative, moving sculpture inspired by spirals

 

HavingTime.com

Monday 26th March 2018

How to Start & Grow Something UPLIFTing that Never Stops Inspiring

by me.

 

BBC Radio 5 Live

Monday 5th March 2018

I was asked to pay a tribute to an inventive hero, the late Trevor Baylis who passed away today. You can listen to my interview below.

 

 

Works That Work

2017/2018

I was interviewed for a feature on planned obsolescence and designing things that last by Rich McEachran for the annual publication of Works That Work - you can read it here.

 

 

Interview with Graeme Seaman on BBC Wiltshire Radio

13 June 2017

 

 

Sainsbury’s Egg Roll

Easter 2017

I was asked by Sainsbury’s and their creative agency Gravity Road to create the ultimate egg rolling machine with my boys.

 

 

Inspired by a Heath Robinson approach to innovation the aim was to inspire families to get creative with their kids over the Easter holidays without having to spend any money.

 

 

Why I run

July 2015

The story of why I run and how Million Mile Light came to be.

 

 

Cusp Conference

October 2014

Dave Mason, creator of the legendary Cusp Conference in Chicago asked me to come and tell my story.

 

 

Interview on BBC Radio Wiltshire

10th October 2014

 

 

Tom’s Fantastic Floating Home, Telegraph

2nd August 2014

Full page story in the Weekend Telegraph - you can read it here.

 

 

 

Tom's Fantastic Floating Home, Independent

27th July 2014

This peppy father-and-son design show floats my boat - read the review here.

 

 

Linda Lucas's prize letter TV review!

August 2014

 

 

Western Daily Press

23rd July 2014

 

 

Keynote speaker and judge of the Grand Ideas Competition for the  Intellectual Property Office

June 2013


 

Feature in Macworld Magazine

 

 

Interview about BubbleScope on BBC Radio Wiltshire

27th November 2012

 

 

Cover story on BubbleScope for Develop 3D Magazine

November 2012

 

 

Feature in Windows 7 Magazine

October 2012

 

 

Interview in an HSBC customer magazine

November 2011

 

 

My Genius Idea, CBBC

Autumn 2010

I was judge and expert inventor for 9 x 30 minute episodes for a Children's BBC series in search of a child with a genius idea. The winner Tybalt, pictured here invented a remarkable device called a Bike Bleeper.

 

 

Lost, Channel 4

September 2001

I was blindfolded and dumped on an Island in the middle of the White Sea in Northern Russia for a 3 x 30 min reality TV show made by Windfall Films.