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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July round up
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A creative roundup of the week
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Painting a Clearer Picture

As art galleries reopen their doors, the SODA team highlight some of the most exciting new exhibitions coming to the capital this summer.
Art & Design

03.07.20

A weekly series exploring the new and practical ways that creatives are responding to COVID19...
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Movement in Colour

An exploration of how colour is used to define different movements
Opinions

19.06.20

A weekly series exploring the new and practical ways that creatives are responding to COVID19...
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Queer Artists of Colour

To celebrate Pride 2020, SODA highlights the cultural and artistic contributions of queer people of colour to our industry.
People

21.05.20

A weekly series exploring the new and practical ways that creatives are responding to COVID19...
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07.05.20

A weekly series exploring the new and practical ways that creatives are responding to COVID19...
Make Good

Make Good

A weekly series exploring the new and practical ways that creatives are responding to COVID19...
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New Year, New SPLASH...dive down into our creative roundup!
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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.
People

KASIA WOZNIAK & LISA JAHOVIC

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

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 ...
People

'Freespace' Preview

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

Gavin Coyle - man of the woods

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

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 ...
People

Rowan Williams on Education

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

14.12.17

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 ...
People

mario macilau

The extraordinary, everyday ...
People

30.11.17

'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 ...
People

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 ...
People

10.11.17

An audio visual explosion this week, plus an array of very very interesting objects from Athens ... Enjoy!
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TAKESHI MIYAKAWA

We chat to the NYC based designer about his practice, wax chandeliers & chairs having conversations ...
People

Empty spaces to extraordinary experiences

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

20.10.17

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

SODA x SODA

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.
People

10.10.17

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 ...
Opinions

3.10.10

We kick-off the start of October with another round-up of creative news ...
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26.09.17

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 ...
People

19.09.17

Another selection of creative news ...
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Mark Denton Esq.

We sat down with Mark Denton Esq. Ad Man Extraordinaire ...
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Wallpaper* Re-Made

Wallpaper* Re-Made

As sustainability stands firmly at the top of design agenda, Wallpaper* have launched their latest flagship project: Wallpaper* Re-Made. An evolution of Wallpaper* Handmade, the publication’s decade-long initiative connecting designers, creatives, makers and manufacturers, Re-Made focuses more on design and creation that can enrich and endure. In an effort to move away from simply creating beautiful things, and re-focus on understanding how, what and why we make and consume, the publication will invite leading creatives to share their research and creative processes. Including research on problems of BAME representation within urban spaces and sustainability issues facing the fashion industry, Wallpaper Re-Made* seeks to affirm the belief that design is a problem-solving tool for the world’s environmental and social challenges.

Diageo Johnny Walker Bottle

The Future is Paper

The race to create the world’s first paper-based spirits bottle has finally been won. Alcohol powerhouse Diageo has unveiled a bottle made from sustainably sourced wood which will debut with the Johnny Walker whisky brand next year. 100% plastic-free, the bottle is a first of its kind and heralds a new era for sustainable packaging. Diageo partnered with Pilot Lite to create Pulpex Limited, a “world-leading sustainable packaging technology company” that will roll out paper-based bottles for more alcohol brands within their network. Look forward to paper-based Guinness and Smirnoff in the future.

The Promise

The Promise

For creative students around the country, the lack of access to their usual studio spaces or tutors has meant they have had to look far more introspectively to find inspiration, as this gorgeous comic project from the BA & MA Illustration students at Falmouth University proves.

Titled ‘The Promise’, the project began gestating before lockdown in January but was quickly accelerated by the enforced quarantine, taking the form of a free digital comics platform hosting a collection compiled by the students. The Promise team says that many of the works "inevitably reflect lockdown life while other works offer either pure imaginative fictional escapism or recollections of a pre-Covid 19 world." The site is built to be responsive to the platform it’s viewed on, integrating a sequential reading format, which both offered an interesting creative challenge for the students submitting work as well as an insight into the future of illustration in relation to the digital format. "It was exciting to make a comic that responded to the device it was being viewed on and a challenge to think about how the reader would experience the narrative and whether they would see multiple frames at once or just one at a time on desktop or mobile," says contributing illustrator Georgia Haywood.

With so much uncertainty still looming over us, it’s of the utmost importance we look to escape for a moment or two, whether it be to a strange, sci-fi world or to simply laugh at how a trip to the hairdressers can be truly life changing.

My World and Your World

My World and Your World

Irish artist Eva Rothschild is known for her sculptures which employ a broad range of materials and constructed with irregular geometry and this week the Royal Academician has unveiled her first permanent London piece. The candy striped, upside down tree in Kings Cross is not intended to be a comment on the upturned world we now live in but has been created to be part and parcel of the public realm and to enhance outdoor social space. This launch comes at a time when outdoor spaces are so essential to the way we can meet with friends and family. The hope for this new structure is that “open canopies”, created where each branch meets the ground, functions as a meeting place ‘where people can be present’ without blocking out the surrounding landscape. Public sculptures like these have always been important and in a densely populated and built up city like London these structures can become a destination or a landmark through which to help navigate or gather around. The name of the piece is ‘My World and Your World’ which for public art couldn’t be more apt.

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