|Great Western Studios - August 11|
All the latest news from around the studios.
Pip’s beautiful creations have taken the fashion industry by storm. Photographed by the legendary Mario Testino and featuring across seven pages in Vogue, this ‘classic vogue’ collaboration as quoted by Alexander Schulman catapults Pip’s work into another dimension. So quick girls, get those hats before it’s too late!
Two Times Elliott are working on some interesting projects. Most recently they’ve completed a rebranding exercise for a sonic-brand agency called CORD Worldwide.
The challenge was to create an identity for an agency that does something that majority of people is not familiar with. They describe sonic-branding as ‘a brand’s relationship with its audiences through their ears’. This month saw them create neon signage for CORD’s new studios in Clerkenwell, shot in our very own Great Western Studios.
Go check out brand, print and web agency Two Times Eliott in studio 112 or have a browse through their inspiring blog of all things design.
Honest opens in Ibiza!
The start of the summer saw the opening of Honest's first office outside the UK. Honest Ibiza has been set up to serve the flourishing events, wedding and party scene on the white isle. With our warehouse, showroom and workshop facilities centrally located on the island, we are perfectly positioned to provide a full catalogue of beautiful bespoke event furniture and props. Our operations over there are being headed up by John Beach who you can catch on Sonica Radio every Friday. So for all those Ibiza lovers – if you are planning to celebrate on the Island, do it with Honest!
Back in the UK we have been flat out with a whole range of wild and wonderful projects. From building stage sets for Grace Jones in Cannes, to designing the Cars 2 premiere party. And let’s not forget our new website that will go live in the next few weeks. So watch this space!
Busy times for Moxon...
Moxon Architects' proposal to transform space around the A40 viaduct in West London has been shortlisted in this year's Forgotten SpacesCompetition. The annual competition, organised by the RIBA London Region and sponsored by Qatar Diar, attracted 138 entrants proposing a range of innovative, far reaching and practical ideas of how to put to use overlooked or forgotten sites in London.
Their proposal looks to transform the area into a useful and robust piece of the city that takes full advantage of the glamorous and beautiful spaces provided by the three transport routes while imbuing them with a variegated and rich set of new functions.
Laura Jacobs has two upcoming exhibitions.
Laura’s solo exhibition – Between Me and You - will be held at The Tricycle Gallery on 23 August – 24 September 2011. She explores the use of multiple spaces, light, the photograph and text to evoke a sense of memory and time, loss and longing, presence and absence.
Laura is also currently exhibiting her work from when she took part in BBC2’s ‘Show Me The Monet’, a Dragon’s Den style TV programme for aspiring artists. All featured artists will be displayed at a group exhibition – Show Me the Artists.
The exhibition is currently being held at the Bedfordbury Gallery until 4th September.
Pitman Tozer are having a very busy year. They have been recently granted planning consent for the redevelopment and extension of a substantial house on Newton Road, incorporating a gym Annex in the rear garden, leading to a mews behind. By moving the stair and adding a rear extension over three floors they have created large lateral spaces so the house can adapt to different arrangements over time to suit the clients needs. The scheme improves the thermal performance of the building and has an air source heat pump and photovoltaics up on the roof terrace on the top.
Another proposal for a substantial house in Bayswater (shown above) in progress, is to remodel and extend to provide all the essentials of modern day living: swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, media suite, wine cellars, car lift etc. By creating a courtyard with a reflecting pool within the rear garden they have created a series of spaces that enjoy natural light despite being within a new sub basement across the entire site.
Suky Best is currently exhibiting her latest animation ‘54 Morning Lane’ atAnimate Project, an online exhibition space which features new experimental animation and critical writing. Here she is also interviewed, which offers you a rare opportunity to hear about her work and of how it has developed over the years. This haunting animation is a treat to watch.
‘The ways in which we see birds, render them in texts and images, are all subject to quite specific interactions that are rooted in history’.
Sophie Molins has been commissioned to create a sundial in moonlight, an interactive web based work, which she also documents in a video in the mansion.
Her digital work, about seduction and relationships, leads viewers on a journey through Attingham Park's male and female domains, centring on the crimson staircase designed by John Nash. The viewer moves objects – feathers, playing cards – in order to enter the site, choosing which path to follow. Meanwhile, glass domes spin and regency cartoons dance, with word bubbles that proclaim love at first sight.
ilovegorgeous are releasing their new Autumn/Winter collection at the moment which you can see instore or online very soon. They are a very unique children’s wear company. Steering away form the usual bold and brightly coloured clothes that are often seen on the high street, ilovegorgeous opt for a more subtle approach.
Inspired by vintage design they utilize unusual fabrics, trims and embroidery, which are rarely seen in childrens clothing and are constantly looking into areas where they can expand as they are also currently exploring the wonderful world of accessories.
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