Monthly Archives: October 2014

Surprise triumph for Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre in the 2014 Stirling Prize for Architecture

Surprise triumph for Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre in the 2014 Stirling Prize for Architecture

Great buildings can, and should, inspire. With that in mind, we are delighted to see the architects of the Everyman Theatre get the recognition they deserve. Creating a building with fantastic functionality and aesthetics is one thing, but creating a building with real soul is quite another. Architects Haworth Tompkins were therefore taking on quite a(…)

…and the UK’s best office spaces are…

…and the UK’s best office spaces are…

The British Council for Offices (BCO) was established in 1990 “to research, develop and communicate best practice in all aspects of the office sector”. In their quest to create more effective office spaces, they hold an annual competition to find what it believes are the best and most innovative office space designs in the UK.(…)

Laura Ashley’s new venture into the hotel business

Laura Ashley’s new venture into the hotel business

Laura Ashley, the well known fashion and home furnishing and accessories company, ventured into the hotel business last year when it successfully refurbished and relaunched  The Manor Hotel, Elstree, Hertfordshire using its iconic design style inspired by the English countryside. Following on from its success there, it has now undertaken another project to bring back(…)

Design is for everyday

Design is for everyday

 Describe a product as “designer” and most people will immediately bring to mind something high-end, top of the range and, above all, expensive. Yet this is to miss the point of design. True design is about taking an object –  any object- and making it better. The end goal may be it to make it more(…)

Could zinc play a part in your kitchen design?

Could zinc play a part in your kitchen design?

Currently the designer choice of many a fashionable bar and restaurant, zinc is the on-trend choice of the moment in many top of the range kitchen designs. It has a unique look that makes it very desirable and creates a real style statement. But it’s by no means cheap so, with significant investment required, just(…)