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Design Council: Greengaged 2009

This September I attended a full day of talks at the Design Council during Design Week.  The issues were focusing on sustainability and the influence we have as designers. The areas covered ranged from fasion and travel to product and environment design. Needles to...

Chair: Reee by Pli Design

Pli Design has produced a number of pieces that comply with the Ska rating criteria and general principles. The Reee chair especially, made from recycled consumer waste derived from one source is a great example of future furniture making. The chain of custody has...

End-Of-The-Day Questions

Did I make someone giggle, smile or laugh today? Did I take the time to really listen to someone today, with rapt attention, as if nothing else mattered in that precious moment but the words they spoke and the look in their eyes? Did I allow myself to focus on all the...

Coffee shops

Matthew Hopkinson, Director at Local Data Source following the launch of their coffee shop report discussed the current market and coffee shop trends on the BBC news. The following points and observations are worth noting: Office spaces are squeezed and coffee shops...

Thought for Today

“Create Vision Never believe anyone who says we cannot change. Vision is one of the secrets of personal transformation. We are all artists, our mind is the arena of creation and vision is what we are constantly creating. What is your vision of yourself today –...

Energy Saving System

Chapman Ventilation is a specialist design and build ventilation and air conditioning company, working entirely in the leisure and fine dining sectors.  Recently they have created an energy saving operating system, which in broad terms does the following: Cuts...