Design – First Ever Time Out Issue

January 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Vintage is cool. Vintage clothes, fairs, homewares. You name it, old stuff is hot and we want a piece of the action. What about a vintage version of your favorite London magazine? Yes, that is right. Time Out’s first ever issue was just a double sided A2 sheet folded into A5 when it hit the streets in the summer of 1968 and it has never looked back, until now.

Download it to see what was hot in the late 60s….


Window Display – Selfridges 2011 – London

November 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

With only 54 days until Christmas, we decided to share and critique inspiring Christmas window display designs. Selfridges is always a good place to start…

This White Winter Wonderland theme in cased behind whispering windows, these windows are not dissimilar to the windows we fitted for the Red Bull music studio. These panels are fitted with specialist speakers that will bring music to your ears. Each pane is transformed into an enchanting, oversized music box, some playing re-engineered carols whilst others provide eerie, magical sounds to evoke the feeling of a ‘crystal clear Christmas’. Admirers are encouraged to play around with the windows to their heart’s content as each pane is equipped with a state-of-the-art touch-screen wind-up system to control the track.

Russ Jones and Scott King from Condiment Junkie, the London-based are the creative outfit behind the technology used on these particular windows. We love the theme, we will pay a visit shortly to see and hear the Selfridges windows for real. We will keep you posted.

Interior – Art & Design Show – San Francisco

October 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

A whopping 200 wheat straw bales were used in this display for HEDGE at a California art and design fair last month.

‘Straw is an incredibly effective acoustic buffer,’ said architect Virginia San Fratello of Rael San Fratello Architects. ‘The experience within Straw Gallery was one of quiet, calm and focused observation in contrast to a busy exterior.’

The enveloping, aromatic room was filled with steel niche shelving units that displayed HEDGE’s visions of 20th and 21st century design, art and crafts. These products were displayed at various levels relative to the eyes and hands of viewers.

Straw Gallery was created for the fourth annual San Francisco Art & Design Showlast month. The raw straw juxtaposed its industrial modern surroundings in the Fort Mason Centre.


What do you guys think of this design? We were thinking this could act as a great Pop Up space, allergies to straw aside.


Interior – OH WOW Pop Up – United States

October 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Founded by Rafael de Cárdenas, ARCHITECTURE AT LARGE, is a seasoned resource for design vision and execution focused on residential and commercial interiors, architecture, furniture, and integrated objects. They favor concept over strategy, the cosmopolitan over the genre- or era-specific, and the atmospheric over the static. Ever-focused on the contemporary, they take diligent note of the past while day-dreaming the future.

After much deliberating and debating, the 2011 Great Indoors Award jurors have scrutinized 260 applications from 37 countries. OH WOW Pop Up has just been announced as a finalist! Take a look at their OHWOW at Cappellini PopUp to see why these guys have been nominated.

Interior – Essex – 500 Year Old Barn/Gallery/Home

October 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

We don’t usually talk ‘TV’, however last night’s Grand Designs featured a project we couldn’t ignore. Take a look around Freddie and Ben’s 500 year old barn, now transformed into a cavernous home with idiosyncratic interiors…

The building has maintained much of its charm, with agricultural roofing and blackened timber cladding.

Ben and Freddie’s huge collection of artifacts has provided a useful way of zoning the huge, open living space.

Features such as this shelving, created from old wooden pallets, reflect the building’s past, and are perfectly in keeping with its sympathetic rebirth.

These silos, now reinstated and rebuilt, house bathrooms and a spiral staircase.

With this concrete worktop and recycled wooden units, the kitchen appears to have risen from the floors of the barn.

The library is flooded with light thanks to a glazed wall and those remarkable skylights, which remain completely invisible from the outside while simultaneously bouncing natural light around the interior of the barn.

Artists Freddie Robins and Ben Coode-Adams converted this Grade II-listed timber-framed barn in Essex into a live/work space for themselves and their daughter.

The whole design is based around creating a massive free-form contemporary space with very few walls, to display their ever expanding collection of toys and ephemera.

But at seven times the size of an average three-bedroom house, turning this 500-year-old building into any kind of home is a challenge.

We loved this episode.



Design – Moscow Airport – SleepBox

September 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

We came across this really cool design in Moscow’s airport.  Aptly named the sleep box it allows you to hire the room hourly to allow you to get some rest on those delayed or transfer flights.  Designed by Arch Group they have added details to make the stay as relaxing as possible.  LED reading lamps and sockets for laptops and mobiles, a bed and enough space to safely store your flight bags. We thought it deserved a pic or two…

Design – Kotoli by Nendo For Ruinart – Posh Lunchbox

August 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Put away your wicker basket and plaid blanket! Japanese design firm Nendo have created a sophisticated style of picnic wear. Check out what a real posh lunchbox really looks like…

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