https://www.davidcollins.studio/projects/workspace-design David Collins Studio: First, a statement of the obvious: we don’t work the way we used to. You may have noticed. Flexible hours, homeworking and portfolio lifestyles mean that today, many of us do our jobs in very different spaces – and at very different times – to the traditional employment model. And, as … Continue reading Workspace Design
Published in November by Pavilion. Available to pre-order here. Social history as natural history: Fascinating stories behind 50 famous trees throughout British history How much do we know about the Glastonbury Hawthorn? This is a tree on the site of Glastonbury Abbey that flowers on Christmas Day, and is believed to descend from an original … Continue reading Coming soon: The Great British Tree Biography
The Impression: How we react to Coronavirus reveals the humanity at the heart of our community At times of crisis, the last thing most of us want to hear about is how the privileged and the super-wealthy are dealing with it. Which leaves the fashion world in something of a quandary. We are all worried, … Continue reading Fashion Stays Positive
Culture Trip: How Vienna's contrary spirit has shaped its artistic identity
Observer Design: subverting existing patterns and drawing together new stories with APFEL… From the grille of their east London studio onwards, you get a sense of graphic designers Kirsty Carter and Emma Thomas’ approach. Their agency name is written in letters sketched specifically for the metalwork, and produced according to the proportions of the golden … Continue reading A Design For Life
WWS: How can we judge a painting against a sculpture? The idea of presenting awards within the arts has always been a faintly ridiculous one. If commercial sales are taken out of the equation, what is the measure of success supposed to be? How can we judge a painting against a sculpture? A punk band … Continue reading Is it time to do away with awards ceremonies altogether?
The Impression: In the face of declining engagement figures and social media platforms such as Instagram trialing the removal of the ‘like’ functionality, is time up for influencers? And if so, what does it mean for brands and marketeers? It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Social media is still an enabler and a democratizing … Continue reading Who do influencers influence?
What We See: How to hold different opinions to people without resorting to calling them a Nazi and unfollowing them…https://www.whatweseee.com/2019/10/18/the-lost-art-of-disagreeing/
Quintessentially: Pablo Picasso had a good nose for a decent bar. And he soon worked out that he could pay his way in paintings. Here are four establishments you can still visit… Els Quatre Gats 3 Carrer de Montsió, 08002 Barcelona, Spain From 1899, when he was just 17, Picasso was a frequent visitor to … Continue reading Picasso’s pubs: a user’s guide
Observer Design: Graphic designer Mirko Borsche has stamped his style on everything from Nike to the newspapers. Here he explains why print will survive, how ugly lines work and why he's destined to fail… “It’s just about big balls. Very simple. We are working in an industry where the marketing department gives the lead to … Continue reading ‘I want people to see from a different angle…’