London Design Biennale 2018

Soda visits LDB 2018 ....


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 ...

mario macilau

The extraordinary, everyday ...


'Tis the season to be jolly (almost!). Before the holiday season sweeps you off your feet take five minutes to have a look our latest round-up of creative news. Enjoy!
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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.


Ease into the start of the weekend with another round-up of creative news ...


That name sounds familiar! Rob Fiehn sits down with architectural studio SODA to find out about their Soho beginnings and how they're searching out interesting new projects.


Take 5 and read our round-up of creative news ...
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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 ...


Another selection of creative news ...
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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 ...


Our latest creative news round-up .....
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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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All is not as it appears, or is it? The modern traveller, vegetable material & a graduate making it easy to understand the complex things in life ...
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The New Beautiful

Flora Mclean shares her thoughts and experiences of arts education and the role of the educator ...



A Darkly Satirical Twist by Frank Kunert

The Truth Lies Beneath the Surface

Initially, German photographer Frank Kunert’s images seem to show ordinary, everyday scenes from a miniature urban setting. A second glance however reveals dark twists behind the scenarios that he presents. The sets can take months to be created and captured as part of Kunter’s “Photographs of Small Worlds” series and are designed to highlight the lack of depth behind our communication and everyday interactions. Explore more here ... http://www.thisiscolossal.com/...

MIT…Back in the Fold

The gals and guys over at MIT never fail to amaze! Their media lab, Tangible Media Group have developed a process whereby inflating fabrics, paper and plastic allows them to autonomously fold into origami-like shapes and patterns. aeroMorph plots heat-sealed markings across the surface of a given material via a specially designed software, meaning it bends in just the right places when gradually pumped with air.


London’s Deep Dark Secrets

This one’s for all the strange individuals out there who lie awake at night, wondering about the unsavoury past of their London borough. Thankfully for them, the east-end based creative agency Impero have developed Grim London to ease their minds. It’s essentially a map which allows you to enter your postcode and delve into its dark archives. Be it murder, hanging or haunting, Grim London’s got something for everyone! Find out more here ...


Mark Rothko, No. 8 (LILAC AND ORANGE OVER IVORY) {ORANGE AND LILAC OVER IVORY}, 1955 Hood Museum of Art, Darmouth College, Hanover; gift of William S. Rubin, © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/Artist Rights Society (ARS), NY

"Tragedy, ecstasy and doom”

While his work may still polarise, baffle and delight audiences, it’s hard to imagine the world of art and design without the iconic work of abstract expressionist, Mark Rothko. On the eve of the launch of Rothko, The Colour Field Paintings - a new book about the artist with a forward by his son Christopher Rothko, AnOther magazine have put together an intriguing list of Ten Things You Might Not Know About Mark Rothko. But perhaps the most entertaining line in the write-up was a quote from the cheerful Rothko himself: “I am interested only in expressing basic human emotions – tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on…”. Read more here ... 


Image by Vikrant Dashputre

One with nature

At first glance, it may look like an upgraded version of the Teletubby house, but thankfully, you won’t find Tinky Winky and co. anywhere near this delightful structure. The purpose of the ‘Gumpha House’ is to try and close the widening gap between city life and nature. “Gumpha House takes the visitor on an unexpected journey between heaven and earth” and “between light and darkness” says architect Shailesh Devi. Situated in Maharahtra, a state in western India, the project invites you on a journey of discovery in becoming one with nature. Explore more here ...


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