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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 ...


Game, Set, Splash! A Wimbledon Special ...
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Apple Sneakers? That's all! Enjoy!
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Another round-up of creative news ...
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Ease into the new week with a new Splash!
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Introducing a new series showcasing ongoing work from photographers and artists around the globe.

A Dancer's View

Retired Royal Ballet dancer turned photographer Andre Uspenski launches his first exhibition, 'A Dancer's View'.


Makers House : 'Inspiration & Process' was a unique collaboration between Burberry and the Henry Moore Foundation ...


Chelsea Jade Campbell talks DNA repair, interactive nail polish and the future of experiential branding ...

Dean Di Simone

Tokyobike’s Dean Di Simone on the state of branding ...

Stevie Wong

Stevie Wong and his observations of the film industry ...



The Uber Game

With all the bad press that Uber’s been getting in recent months, we’re constantly reminded of the challenges that their drivers face. But sometimes it’s quite difficult to put it all into perspective. The Financial Times have sought to remedy this by designing “The Uber Game” which simulates what it’s like to be a part of ‘the gig economy’. The object is to make enough money over the course of the week to pay your mortgage. From drunk passengers puking in the back of your car, to chips in your windscreen, there are plenty of obstacles to overcome. We had a go and apparently performed better than 84% of players, while still being $400 off the mortgage payment target at the end of the week. One thing’s for sure, we’ll be tipping the driver the next time we jump in an Uber!

Turning the Old into the New

‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’: a phrase which Omar Aquil clearly relates to. His most recent project, MIMIC, includes six 3D recreations of Pablo Picasso paintings. When looking at Aquil’s work, it looks as if you could reach out and touch the objects, with each image generated by Cinema 4D-Vray, Photoshop, and Illustrator software. We absolutely love the interaction of geometric shapes, use of light, and choice of material in the recreations. Next time we check back on Aquil, we hope to see six more.

From the Stage to the Publishing House

It’s not often you hear of a rock band frontman foraying into the realm of children’s books, but Orlando Weeks, formerly of Maccabees, has shown there’s a first time for everything. The Gritterman, the story of an elderly working-class man who sells ice-cream in the summer, and grits the roads in the winter is Weeks’ new creative outlet, following the disbanding of Macabees. Amazingly, he’s responsible for the illustration and writing the story, not to mention the piano soundtrack which is written, played and sung by the man himself…..And all I can do is play ‘Three Blind Mice’ on a keyboard.

VR, AR, and R&A..Oh my!

No, this blurb isn’t about The Wizard of Oz; it is, though, about a main theme in the film: a transitional space between our standard world and a new reality. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Take a look at Stathis Stylidis’ plans for the Evripides Hotel in Athens. These plans include revamping the hotel to include experimental space for the research and applications of virtual reality and augmented reality. The hotel will still include the amenities you’d normally expect, but also new features like workshops for creation and space for a virtual environment. By combining VR and AR technology, the possibilities for the space are endless. Let’s tap our ruby shoes and see where this project takes us! 

Brilliantly Bonkers

When British designer, James Whitaker, developed a concept for a house comprised purely of shipping containers, I wonder if he thought it would ever be realised. Fast forward a few years, and his London-based Whitaker Studio have brought the vision to life on top of a mountainside in Joshua Tree, California. Each container is positioned either to optimise views of the stunning Californian landscape, or to offer complete privacy, and it’s simply stunning.

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