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Jesper Eriksson - Transformative Materials

We sat down with the London based artist to discuss coal, fossil fuels and the nature of materials.


Photographer Kasia Wozniak and set designer Lisa Jahovic present 'Negative Mirror' ...

PRIDE 2018

Here’s our pick of the best Pride campaigns of 2018 ...
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Photo Diary

Whilst attending Biennale Architettura 2018 Rob Fiehn documented some well known faces with his trusty Olympus OM20 ...

'Freespace' Preview

Architectural correspondent Rob Fiehn picks his highlights to check out this summer at Biennale Architettura 2018 ...

Gavin Coyle - man of the woods

Bobby Jewell sits down with furniture maker Gavin Coyle ...

Christiane Spangsberg - Works In Progress

Imogen Eveson spends an evening in Sydney with Danish artist Christiane Spangsberg, as she sketches out the year ahead following three sell-out shows in 13 months ...

Rowan Williams on Education

Designer Rowan Williams reflects on his experience of his design education ...


It's our last creative news round-up of 2017 .... Enjoy!
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Adventures in Dalbergia

We paid a visit to the studio of Federico Méndez-Castro, a fine dust maker located on Granville Island, Vancouver ...

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The extraordinary, everyday ...


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The Goldloxe Effect

Creating in the shadows ...

The Enduring Allure Of Indigo

Jenny Balfour Paul shares what makes the power and draw of natural indigo so enduring and what we can learn from its rich and magical history ...


An audio visual explosion this week, plus an array of very very interesting objects from Athens ... Enjoy!
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We chat to the NYC based designer about his practice, wax chandeliers & chairs having conversations ...

Empty spaces to extraordinary experiences

Museum and interior design practice Casson Mann talk about how they create world-class innovative and engaging experiences.


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the perfect equilibrium

Rethinking creative strategies to balance profit with consumer wellbeing ...


We kick-off the start of October with another round-up of creative news ...
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Last week we ventured into the heart of London Design Festival to surround ourselves with the best the city’s creative scene has to offer. Here are some of our top picks…..
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Steven Learner

The founder of the Collective Design Fair shares his insight into the design industry ...


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Mark Denton Esq.

We sat down with Mark Denton Esq. Ad Man Extraordinaire ...


Dive into another round-up of creative thoughts and news ...
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The Old Fashioned Way

“You never have to backup a sketch book, and a pencil will never run out of batteries …”


A Tuesday treat! A round-up of creative news from across Europe ...
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Faces In Focus

Making change through photography, the latest Faces In Focus exhibition opens on August 31st ...


From Game Of Thrones to Prince, and everything in between ...
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Vivienne Brophy

Vivienne Brophy defines future practitioners as Head of Architecture at University College Dublin ...

Denim & Steel

'Denim & Steel Interactive' create intuitive, strategy-led software and technology. We sat down with founders Todd Sieling and Tylor Sherman in their studio in our SODA x VANCOUVER series ...


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Our monthly series showcasing ongoing work from photographers and artists around the globe ... this month we're delighted to introduce Aidan O'neill and his Swaziland story ...


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Kauri multimedia: the storytellers

The Award Winning filmmakers tell us their story ...


The best subway ever and other musings on the latest creative news ...
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Located in what was once the original Foyles bookstore of Londons' Charing Cross road – a location steeped in history as for so many years the bookshop, opening its doors here in 1929, sat alongside Central St Martins. Founder William Foyle declared it to be 'the world's first purpose-built bookshop' and it quickly became one of the capital's most well-known literary landmarks.

Makers House: 'Inspiration & Process' was a unique collaboration between Burberry and the Henry Moore Foundation. Inviting visitors into an intertwining world of art and design heritage, the exhibit acted as a simultaneous showcase of one of Britains’ greatest artists, and one of it's oldest and most renowned fashion names. Directly following on from Burberry’s London Fashion Week show in February, which was held within the same space and inspired by Moore's unique use of texture and form, the seven day exhibition displayed the brands latest collection directly alongside Moore's original works. Offering an in-depth explanation of the process Moore undertook with each of his bronze sculptures, from conception to eventual casting, the show also offered unprecedented insight into Burberry’s inner workings. By placing garments within this context, the often closed world of fashion was demystified, and presented as something which can be as inclusive and appreciated as any other form of art or design.

'Family Group'. 1949, cast in 1950–1

By celebrating Moore’s work and the impact he continues to have to this day, Burberry subtly reiterated their own significance, and intention for continued longevity and integrity. As you entered the space, the ‘Plimsoll Blue’ (by Paint & Paper Library) brick walls were aligned with Moore exhibition posters stretching from the 1940’s to the upcoming ‘Becoming Henry Moore’ opening on 14 April at the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. Each one an exceptional example of graphic design, boldly informing the observer of the immense breadth of Moore’s career and provoking undeniable awe. Burberry undertook substantial works to modify the space, including removing a whole wall to create a mezzanine overlooking the cavernous main atrium. As well as commissioning set design studio Karmer Sets to build a pair of circular metal stairs (pictured below), and cut round holes in the ceiling so visitors could get a birds eye view of exhibits.

The clear centrepiece of this space was 70 couture capes hung on mannequins in the main auditorium which were flooded with light from the huge glass roof above. Placed alongside the works of Moore this dramatic piece of staging drew immediate focus on the painstaking skill invested in both creative endeavours. The décor surrounding the exhibits, crumbling brick work painted with deep greens and blues, alluded to the hours and hours that were toiled by artists and designer alike in the pursuit of perfection. Burberry is a brand with a storied history in craft. This experience, which in drawing parallels between two creative mediums, subtly educated on the wider picture of the art and design process, demonstrating a distinct concern for it’s future. It also showed the impact a brand can have when audiences are able to understand how a product has come to exist.

A glass cape handcrafted over 80 hours

Visitor numbers in the shows short span stretched to somewhere in the region of 30,000, with nearly 40,000 Instagram posts on the subject at the time of writing this article. Figures that will surely translate into yet more followers for Burberry and Moore. Burberry have sat at the forefront of fashion and design for a long time and the first to adopt digital and social media opportunities, streaming the first ever show live on Facebook. This exhibit was another way to put the customer at the heart of the brand and encouraging a sense of inclusion. Once again Burberry are leading the way in innovation by implementing their new ‘see now, buy now’ approach.

Moore exhibition posters from the 1940's to present day

‘Becoming Henry Moore’ opens on 14 April at the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens For more information visit

  • Words & Photography by Samuel John Weeks
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