Would Like To Meet_ Alice Taylor, MakieLab
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Would Like To Meet_ Alice Taylor, MakieLab

Mass-Customisation is an oxymoron of a trend in its slickest form; creative, contradictory, attention-grabbing. It is also one of the most accessible of the disruptive trends available to consumers today. It does not get more open, personal… and playful. One such company at the forefront of this trend is MakieLab. Part of this new breed … Continue reading

Murder She Wrote…?
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Murder She Wrote…?

A raw concrete house in Alicante by Spanish studio Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos becomes the scene for a string of mysterious murders in this series of images that take on a macabre playfulness to the usual, ‘straight-faced’ architectural shots most architectural firms commission. Rather than an attractive tourist destination, photographer Luis Diaz Diaz chose to photograph the holiday … Continue reading

The Disappearing Act
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The Disappearing Act

‘Lucid Stead’ is the latest installation by US artist Phillip K Smith III. Taking the natural object of a homestead cabin in the Californian Joshua Tree desert, he brings it to life beyond its normal constrictions. Adding mirrors to the cabin’s wooden walls, Lucid Stead reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain. In daytime, the piece … Continue reading

The World’s A Stage
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The World’s A Stage

Last month, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, Wales, hosted World Stage Design 2013, an extraordinary ten day festival of performance design from the world of theatre, opera, ballet as well as public performances and installations in non-theatre spaces. At the centre of the event was a major international exhibition, featuring … Continue reading

Would Like To Meet_ The Future Laboratory [Strange Days]
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Would Like To Meet_ The Future Laboratory [Strange Days]

I recently had a meeting with The Future Laboratory at their offices in Spitalfields, London. A consumer-insight and brands agency,  The Future Laboratory offers a powerful blend of trend forecasting and innovation strategies making it one of the world’s most renowned and respected futures consultancies. Whether we like it or not, trends are a fundamental … Continue reading

Would Like To Meet_ 19 Greek Street, London
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Would Like To Meet_ 19 Greek Street, London

It is HOT. With temperatures soaring into the 90’s and reaching a seven-year high, I’m pounding the pavements of London. My energies ebb with every step. The air is a dead weight and I can literally feel exhaust fumes wafting through me; the underground is choked up, diversions from road works and building sites all conspire … Continue reading