November 28, 2014

Architectural Structures Transformed into Stunning Pieces of Furniture

Chinese architect and designer Naihan Li has ventured into the mindset of the Chinese and their desire to own large, statement pieces of furniture in the home. Her work stems from traditional paintings that encompassed large scenes created onto a…
November 28, 2014

Ideal & Inspiring Interiors: Four Charitable Organisations in the UK

Modern, stylish and high-tech offices don’t always have to cost an arm and a leg. Being creative with a smaller budget has shown to allow designers to really think outside the box and create great interiors. Here, we look at…
November 26, 2014

Keep it Glassy: 7 Sleek Glass Tables and Desks for the Modern Office

Glass is regarded as one of the foremost contemporary materials of the modern world. It allows clear permeability, can be formed in any shape and is recognised for enhancing spatial areas where it is used, whether used internally or externally.…
November 18, 2014

Break out! Essential Qualities of the Ideal Breakout Area

The nature and style of working has evolved and developed. It has become vital to engage employees and create a working environment that enhances comfort and provides a means for collaboration (1). A large part of this includes providing a…
November 17, 2014

Remembering Van Gogh: Glowing Bicycle Path created to mark Artists’ 125th Death Anniversary

Innovative Netherlands-based design firm, Studio Roosegaarde has created a bicycle path taking inspiration from the famous Starry Nights painting by Vinvent van Gogh. The path opened in Eindhoven to connect the Van Gogh heritage sites in Brabant to the rest…
November 14, 2014

Five Incredible Converted Hotels To Visit & Stay

English Heritage works to help preserve historical buildings that add character to our villages, towns and cities as monuments that connect us to the places where we live. UNESCO stands to represent internationally the importance of preserving legacies of the…
November 13, 2014

Subconscious Architecture: How Psychologically Friendly is your Environment?

The correlation between our built environment and its affects on mental and emotional health have been widely researched, documented and put into practice. Architect Elizabeth Danze and psychoanalyst Stephen Sonnenberg have been collectively working together to present the impact of…
November 12, 2014

Concrete Jungle: Eight Stunning Offices with Concrete Interiors

In 1903, the world saw the first skyscraper built using concrete, the Ingalls Building in Ohio, USA. From thereon concrete has remained a beautiful material adapted by architects around the world in many forms. It is no surprise that as…
November 7, 2014

Lighting in the Workplace Part II: Four Inspiring Offices

The importance of natural daylight is highlighted by a study by Jane Henley, chief executive of the World Green Building Council. Amongst other factors, it enhances health, wellbeing, and therefore productivity. Here we present four great examples of recently refurbished…
November 7, 2014

Lighting in the Workplace: Recommendations for Compliant Office Lighting

According to a study in the Journal of Public Affairs, Administration and Management on the ‘Impact of Office Design on Employees’ Productivity’ researchers found that lighting is the prime factor that affects productivity in the office. An article in lighting…
November 6, 2014

nhow Berlin: How a Music and Lifestyle Hotel Should Look

Situated in one of the most lively and creative areas in Berlin, nhow Berlin is the lastest addition to the East Harbour on the banks of the River Spree. With 304 rooms, 450 sq meters of terrace space featuring a…
November 5, 2014

Good Food, Great Interiors: Five Impressive Burger Restaurant Interiors

Recently, global fast food chain KFC revealed plans for a more edgy and updated restaurant interior, which they hope to implement to every one of their nationwide stores from next year. The first design they have unveiled is a surprisingly…
November 4, 2014

Sitting Ergonomics: What Research says about Motion Seating

According to a range of research from over the years, the deteriorating effects of prolonged sitting are not unknown. Research at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in the Netherlands to Chiropractic Research has shown the benefits of increasing pelvic and lower…
November 3, 2014

Keep it Down: Ten Creative Acoustic Screens

Now an essential part of any commercial interior from offices, schools, universities and even cafes and restaurants, sound absorption panels and acoustic screens form a vital part of the interior ambience. It has become possible to integrate acoustic screens and…