Design Dialogue

Pop-up Alfresco Dining

This month we are focussing on outdoor spaces and with that we look into the trend of temporary food & beverage stalls. Is this pop-up trend an emerging opportunity for hospitality focused brands?  Over the the last few years we have seen street food take a more sophisticated approach and some have even been winning Michelin stars… Read More >

28 August 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

In Conversation with…Candida Wigan of tex-tile with Jim Biddulph

Who ever said we should be bound to one career path? The beginning of the 21st century represents a time of the ‘portfolio career,’ of ‘life long learning,’ where the labeling and pigeon-holing of jobs seems ever increasingly absurd, particularly in the world of design. Having left Lisbon to study for a Diploma in Textiles… Read More >

23 March 2018

Northern Design Scene: L. S. Lowry

Laurence Stephen Lowry, was born in Salfold, Manchester in 1887. Many of his paintings and drawing were directly inspired by and depicted Manchester cityscapes. An Accident (1926) – The scene depicted here shows a crowd forming around a women found to have committed suicide. In Lowry’s early life he worked as a dept collector only… Read More >

4 September 2017