27 April 2010

TED & Jamie Oliver

Great talk by Jamie Oliver at TED. Hopefully his campaign will touch enough people's lives to make a significant change.

20 April 2010

the kitchen table.

Like all good things, they come to those who wait and there is a story behind them.

I (Alison) wanted a drop leaf table, my granny used to have one, this is her, and you can just about make out her drop leaf table behind her, this picture was taken in the 60's, so she had that table for over 30 years.
Everytime I went to her house when I was young, we would get the table out, have dinner and then sit around playing cards or drawing.

I explained my granny's spare table to Julian and we looked for one to buy but nothing came up to scratch with that 1960's table, so lovingly Julian designed our table and our good friend Dean made it for us. I love our table and hope to have it for 30 years plus. What makes it even more special is that it's not perfect, but I know the hands that drew it and made it, I know the wood is FSC and most importantly when I heard the rattle of the table, I almost started crying because it sounded exactly like that table of my granny's and brought back so many lovely memories.

So here it is, our table, with so much thanks to Julian and Dean.

16 April 2010

Heatherwick's seed cathedral

another incredible project getting close to completion, Tom Heatherwicks seed cathedral. The early computer renderings of this didnt quite do it justice for once. incredible.

EMBT's Spanish Pavillion

Posted this one a while back but just came across another amazing image wanted to share. Really cant wait to see this completed.

philippe stark's wind turbines

RevolutionAir are the micro wind turbines designed by Philippe Stark.
I think they are pretty sweet, I would happily have one or two in my back garden.

07 April 2010

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

I came across this spanish kindergarden by Magen Arquitectos today (via dezeen) the colours are great. We miss working on playgrounds and schools and firmly believe we have to make these places much more inspiring if we want to keep children interested in being kids for longer.

'we grow old because we stop playing' george bernard shaw.

Hopefully as CONSIDERED we will get to do much more of this work, you can check out some of our previous play and learn projects on flickr

One of my favourite companies in the UK is Snug & Outdoor they design exciting and imaginative play areas. This is a Primary School in Hackney, transforming a bleak sea of tarmac into a more playful environment.

daubeny School, Experimental Playground projectdaubeny School, Experimental Playground project

solar garden lights

Great solar outdoor lighting by Corona, simply glows as soon as the sun starts to go down, and look attractive during the daytime. They would look great on my small balcony garden.

02 April 2010

the new fishing ?

gardening is the new fishing which is the new black right ? whatever. A Man Named Pearl looks pretty interesting....

Splay Bench

a beautifully designed bench seat by Franc Crecensia we have in mind for a possible future project. Fingers crossed we can get to be a bit Rock Star with the whole thing.....

01 April 2010

on the radar

There are a few things on my radar at the moment for the business, for clients and for my apartment. These are just a couple.

Vitra Joyn Table. This is the perfect table for us. We want that studio feeling of sitting around a big table and collaborating, all we need now is the studio space!

I don't usually like outdoor sofa's but I have recently come across these from B&B Italia, that feel as if it is trying to be outdoor furniture. Hoping a client likes them as much as I do to invest in them.

and my favourite (probably cause it is for me)
I love this felt light by Tom Dixon and for approx $700 I think its a bit a bargain!
There is alot of Tom Dixon furniture that I like but I especially love it when he has a slightly softer touch like with this light.

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