Archive for September, 2011

High design

This week’s exercise is getting around the dizzying array of things to see at the London Design Festival. So it’s handy that a lot of it is an easy stagger from the studio. Just over the road at favourite toy shop SCP is this marvellous stack of stools, in the manner of a builder’s waste […]

All aboard: Open House

Lydia likes industrial landscapes. So on Open House weekend, the tour of choice was the boat trip around the Royal Docks. Bridge, grain silo, eco-architecture, crumbling factories, these piles where one end of the new cable car will be…. served up with sharp, low light and some tough-looking clouds. Marvellous!

Mapping employment: Land Securities

Following-up success…

Shopping: it’s research…

Awaiting content and decisions, do we hang around in the studio applying Parkinson’s Law? Absolutely not: smartphones were made for creative bunking-off. So it’s a swift train ride to the newly-opened Westfield Stratford to have a shufty at some retail design. Yes, we know that shopping centres are where you shop but we got a […]

Cutting-out and colouring-in

Volunteering met design on 3 September at Tate Britain’s Embrace the Place, a Tate Local event: Lydia was at the Friends of Abbey Gardens and Somewhere mini urban park installation, where visitors could make their own seed packets and fill them with seeds harvested from Abbey Gardens, an innovative community garden in east London. Because […]