Socio-Cultural / World View

Mapping The Trends Shaping Our Cities

The BMW Guggenheim Lab, a traveling think tank/community discussion space, released today their latest list of urban trends, gleaned from almost six months’ worth of workshops held in Mumbai, Berlin, and New York City. From Container Architecture to Data Visualization, Crowdsourcing to Urban Data, many of these trends — discussion points, really — pop up frequently. The … Continue reading

Would Like To Meet_ UXUS, Amsterdam
*Working / Curated Spaces_ / Design / Would Like To Meet

Would Like To Meet_ UXUS, Amsterdam

A long-time admirer of their transcendent mindset, UXUS the multidisciplinary design company first caught my eye across a crowded London high street whilst on a retail recce, happening upon their store design for House of Kipling the label which designs chic, feminine and fashionable bags for women.  A girl whose head is easily turned by quirky detailing and razor-sharp visual merchandising, I was hooked by the fun … Continue reading

So This Just Happened_ Praxis Makes Perfect
Music / So This Just Happened / Story-telling / Theatre

So This Just Happened_ Praxis Makes Perfect

So, this just happened… A secret location near Cardiff city centre (a warehouse just behind Central Station) hosted the first performance based on the new album by Neon Neon, the musical partnership of Super Furry Animals front man Gruff Rhys and the American producer Boom Bip. Praxis Makes Perfect, a collab with National Theatre Wales that … Continue reading

Pop Down Parklands In The Ol’ Smoke
*Community / *Futuring / Curated Spaces_

Pop Down Parklands In The Ol’ Smoke

Taking cues from the successes of New York City’s High Line park and other derelict revival projects, a Pop Down park is being developed in London.     Visitors will use an underground walkway that repurposes old mail-rail tunnels, previously used to allow post office workers to deliver their parcels without having to navigate the … Continue reading