Saturday, 4 September 2010

My first job in London...The Budweiser House Party for CAKE

This was such a cool summer job way back in 2002, I remember their premises - an old church in Kensington - got SO HOT they had to buy fans from Homebase to keep everyone cool and under control.

Amazing colleagues, loads of celebrities, our events and other parties every week and quality media coverage made this the best introduction to working in London ever.

Thanks for the free drinks, the tent, frisbee and cool job, I'll never forget it! Here is their case study for the project from the website

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Turn your property into an ad... Target style

Check out this Mother for Target NYC Fall 2010 clip. They turned the windows of The Standard Hotel, on the Highline, into a giant entertainment fashion show for the night.

On a smaller scale, why not ask your local hairdresser or fashion store to do a 'show' on your balcony or roof terrace? Would work perfectly on those appartments opposite the Salsbury Pub in Queens Park on a late summers drinking evening!

Monday, 30 August 2010

Mendoza, Argentina - rich in both wine and design

They love it here. And their city is so cool as well.... beautiful parks... well designed streets and colonial architecture set around old plazas.

They know how to add smart details to modern houses too. Like the floating concrete stairs on this entrance and the recycled railway sleepers set upright and used to make this driveway.

I also liked a few of the logos for Le Petit Printers and the Kato Cafe. Smart.

Its been a long time since anything caught my eye.... Salta, Argentina

Equador, Bolivia and Peruvian people don't go in for design, unless you count adobe bricks and corrugated iron as features, but at last in Salta, these two are straight out of Monocle magazine....

Angular, Austrian looking and built to say 'don't even attempt to break into me'

They were perched up on the mountain side with towering views of Salta city below and the teleferico taking weekend city dwellers up to the lofty peaks above.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Cool furniture in Caratgena

Saw these local made loungers and chair in Casa Media Luna in Getsemini, Caratagena.

Easy to make at home

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Using Bamboo for outdoor lighting

Sorry about the quality of these pictures, it was hard to get the night exposure with the little camera.

In a beach club in Monterrico, Guatemala, they used 20ft lengths of cut bamboo and small bamboo plants to carry light upwards.
This illumination was really effective at outlining the path whilst delivering a cool eye catching effect.

Simple idea using local materials, worked a treat.