Surf The Sky, Eat The View
*Community / Curated Spaces_ / Design

Surf The Sky, Eat The View

  This large piece of inhabitable public art, designed by Atmos, is the centrepiece commissioned for this year’s City of London Festival, and opens opposite St Pauls Cathedral on 24th June. The Mobile Orchard re-imagines what urban fruit trees could be. It centres on a vast sculpture of two inhabitable intertwining trees, with climbable electric-veined trunks, … 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

A Catalogue Of Dreams And Designs For Life
*Community / *Living / Curated Spaces_

A Catalogue Of Dreams And Designs For Life

The Dutch city of Nijmegen has launched affordable, architect-designed, state of the art, sustainable housing for mid-income buyers available to order through a catalogue.   Flicking through the catalogue there are 29 designs to choose from, created together with several architectural firms, offering catchy names such as ‘Hooi een Huis’, ‘Our House in the Middle of … Continue reading

Shopping Till The Penny Drops… Then What?
*Community / Curated Spaces_ / Socio-Economic / The Word On The Street

Shopping Till The Penny Drops… Then What?

Having worked for some years as a design and retail consultant, I have been dismayed by the over-saturation of faceless, spirit-less high streets and shopping centres throughout the UK, as a shopper as well as a professional. Where visiting large towns or city centres such as Reading, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, London or even farther, cities … Continue reading