Would Like To Meet_ Alice Taylor, MakieLab
#TheFutureIs / *Playing / Curated Spaces_ / Innovation / Would Like To Meet

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

Advertisement

So This Just Happened_ Hewett Street Block Party, London
So This Just Happened

So This Just Happened_ Hewett Street Block Party, London

Out and about in EC2 yesterday, we came across a full-on ‘urban jamboree‘! Hosted by Protein®, the The Hewett Street Block Party  is an annual event which celebrates it’s local creative community whilst also raising money for children’s charity ‘Hackney Pirates‘.  Live music, games, workshop, street food and good times were had by all! Continue reading

Would Like To Meet_ The Future Laboratory [Strange Days]
*Working / Curated Spaces_ / Take 5_ / Trend Forecasting / Video / Would Like To Meet

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
*Showcasing / Curated Spaces_ / Would Like To Meet

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

Design P*rn_ ‘GIO’ By Stefano & Francesco Borella
Design P*rn

Design P*rn_ ‘GIO’ By Stefano & Francesco Borella

Concrete drawers? It sounds like a term the Mafia might use, but these drawers by GIQ and Sai Industries at the House of Detention during Clerkenwell Design Week are anything but sinister. A 3mm concrete veneer never before seen in furniture applications, creates functional, elegant pieces with the cool, smooth touch and the solid look of concrete, contrasted with timber … Continue reading

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

*Retailing / Curated Spaces_ / So This Just Happened

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