Five Key Approaches to Wellbeing in Interior Design

Five Key Approaches to Wellbeing in Interior Design: Should every project look and feel fantastic? Of course – but long before we get to that Instagrammable moment, designers need to be thinking of wellbeing and incorporating wellbeing strategies into their process.

24 February 2023

A conversation between: Jim Biddulph & Mat Barnes, CAN Studio

Amid the many new builds one sees popping up around the country it’s not very often that you find any that stick in the mind. The same cannot be said of projects carried out by London-based CAN Studio. The buildings they work on are uniquely colourful, tactile and memorable, in no small part because of… Read More >

3 February 2023

Hybrid Working with Cameron Fry, Liqui Group

As we emerged from the Covid pandemic did you question how, and where, you wanted to work? You certainly were not the only person to reassess their working life, many of us taking the opportunity to evolve from an office based worker to a hybrid worker.  We recently spoke with Cameron Fry, Creative Director and… Read More >

9 January 2023

Designer Q&A with Rose Campbell

Rose Campbell has been featured in our Designer Muse series before, but as she’s just taken over as head of design and marketing at Newmor, we thought it was a good time to catch up. Tell us about Newmor and your role there. Newmor is a family owned business, specialising in commercial wallcoverings. We have… Read More >

20 December 2022

The Magic Dinner

“The thought . . . called up the flavors of an elaborate and bold cuisine, . . .  an incomparable experience.”  – Italo Calvino, Under the Jaguar Sun  How often does a friend or someone from work ask you to book a table in a nice restaurant? Often. It’s easy, right? We all know that… Read More >

6 December 2022

Jim Biddulph & Iain Monteith, Loader Monteith Architects

Developing a relationship between practice and education is a bedrock of architecture as a profession. But whilst RIBA’s CPD curriculum is designed to keep things fresh for practicing architects through informative talks, Iain Monteith of Loader Monteith Architects took a slightly more unique, and involved, approach to expanding his architectural knowledge.  Having gone to work… Read More >

18 November 2022

Women in Lighting: The Extraordinary Light

Details have the task of expressing that which the basic design requires in that particular point of the object: union or disjunction, tension or lightness, friction, solidity, fragility (…). Details, when they are successful, are no mere decoration. They do not distract or entertain, but induce the observer to understand the whole, to whose essence… Read More >

8 November 2022

A Busy Time

It’s currently a very busy period in the development of standards and regulations. In previous columns I’ve mentioned the proposed revision of the UK’s Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations, together with the UK government’s aim to revise, replace or repeal all legacy EU regulations on the statue books by 31 December 2023. In addition,… Read More >

4 October 2022

Women in Lighting: Light as a Material

“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates.” – Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows How does a lighting design project start and how does it evolve? Often it is the client or interior designer who requests the… Read More >

4 October 2022

Women in Lighting: See the Light, Feel the Light

“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.” Sometimes I wonder how many people are engaged in the process of designing a space and how many industries are involved in its construction. Moreover, what was the space designed for and how many different activities will be carried out in… Read More >

31 August 2022

A conversation between: Jim Biddulph & Bryan Oknyansky, Dexter Moren Associates

Not many of us start on our career paths before even completing our higher education, let alone starting it. That’s certainly something you’d say for the notoriously rigorous and involved discipline of architecture. Then again, there probably aren’t too many architects out there who can say that they’re award winning footwear designers either. But Bryan… Read More >

11 July 2022