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A conversation between: Jim Biddulph & Daniel Webb

Back in June we launched our documentary Materials: Living with plastic, in which we spoke to Daniel Webb, founder of Everyday Plastic. At that stage, the research-led initiative was 18-months in, with Daniel having collected every piece of plastic he used throughout 2017; a decision he made following a litter strewn jog on the beach… Read More >

7 December 2018

It’s all about ‘Habitats’

As we accelerate towards healthier and more flexible workplace environments where workers can fulfill all their daily tasks, Andy Tatton, Sales Director at Boss Design, explains why ‘Habitats’ are key to successful workplace design.  Traditional closed office layouts are being replaced by open plan, informal and flexible layouts that are conducive to the wellbeing of… Read More >

27 June 2018

Evoking Memory – Teal Living

A memory can be evoked from a smell, a piece of music, a colour or a piece of furniture, which is exactly what Craig Ferguson, design and development manager at Teal Living had in mind for the latest seating range from Teal Living. Craig imagined a new range of residential care home seating and created… Read More >

11 June 2018

Q&A: Martin Quirke, Architect and PhD Researcher Dementia Services Development Centre

Our focus this month is Emotion and with that in mind, we have looked at how design can effect emotions in a healthcare environment, where emotions can be exaggerated and fragile.  Martin Quirke, joined the University of Stirling design team in 2016. Having worked across a broad spectrum of project types, from housing to public buildings, Martin’s… Read More >

30 May 2018

Colours: Provoking Emotion

A thrilling book can excite you, a scary movie can shock you, but a less obvious way of getting you to feel something is through colour. Colour is powerful tool that any Interior Designer must understand and consider for any project. It is a communication tool that can influence mood, signal action and can even… Read More >

10 May 2018

10 years of Airbnb!

What has been its impact on the industry? It’s 10 years since Airbnb began, and whilst they weren’t the first company to promote private accommodation, they were the first to harness online technology and create a brand. With a brand value of $5.5b which matches Marriot, and only second to the Hilton valued at $6.3b,… Read More >

18 April 2018

Roman Refresh: Project Specification Guide

Leading international shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, has launched an updated new Project Specification Guide, which is the award winning essential showering guide for architects, designers and developers. Roman has developed and updated this guide specifically for architects, designers and specifiers working on significant projects such as Hotel and Major Housing developments and Condominiums. Uniquely… Read More >

27 March 2018