The Disappearing Act
*Showcasing / Architecture / Curated Spaces_

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

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The World’s A Stage
*Showcasing / Culture / Curated Spaces_ / Design / Innovation / World View

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

The Walls Have Ears…
*Futuring / Curated Spaces_ / Innovation

The Walls Have Ears…

Created using raspberry pi and openframeworks, ‘murmur’ is an architectural prosthesis that enables the communication between passers-by and the wall upon which it is connected by simulating the movement of sound waves, building a luminous bridge between the physical and the virtual world. Based on a collaborative and open approach, participating studios Chevalvert, 2Roqs, Polygraphik and … Continue reading

Surf The Sky, Eat The View
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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

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Blooming Marvellous

If exploring London’s Kensington area this week, check out Chelsea Fringe—the alternative garden show that is happening in and around the neighbourhood from 18 May to 9 June. The displays are intended as a creative compliment to the famous Chelsea Flower Show which decorates Kensington in blooms every May. Several galleries and shops in the … Continue reading

Up, Up & Away… Clerkenwell Design Week 2013
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Up, Up & Away… Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

The fourth Clerkenwell Design Week, all geared up to offer three action-packed days of product launches, exhibitions, installations, debates and workshops this May, has been masterfully curated for design fans visiting from all over the globe. With over 250 product showrooms, creative and design studios and the most populated area of architectural practices in the … Continue reading