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Talking to: Josephine Bamford

Studio    |    Talking To
3rd July 2015

London’s Roundhouse is one of the capital’s most prominent live performance spaces; housing everything from live circus to interactive installations to the concerts of world famous musicians. The spherical structure places an emphasis on creativity and entertainment, whilst promoting the importance of nurturing new talent and supporting young people to embrace their performance potential. Here at the Studio, we’re talking to the Performing Arts Programme Producer at the Roundhouse, Josephine Bamford, who has been giving us an insight into the upcoming interactive installation ‘Utopia’ opening next month and filling us in on what might be the biggest year yet for Camden’s creative hub.

Studio Journal: Charming Tennis Courts

Studio    |    Studio Journal
26th June 2015

The strawberries are picked, the cream is poured and the Pimm’s is flowing as all eyes fall on SW19 for the annual Wimbledon Tennis Championship.
The oldest tennis tournament in the world has been held on the site of its namesake since 1877 and still remains the only one of the ‘Grand Slams’ to be played on grass. We’ve collated a selection of images of charming tennis courts, to inspire and admire ahead of next week’s festivities.

STUDIO TOP SPOT: The return of the terrarium

Studio    |    Studio Top Spot
19th June 2015

Summertime is in full swing and as the season gets sunnier, we grow more inclined to revel in nature and the great outdoors.
As well as conjuring images of picnics in the park or whiling away warm evenings in the garden, here at the Studio, we’ve been thinking about the concept of bringing the outdoors in; enabling your home to act as an extension of a garden during the milder months as well as all year round.

Paris with Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux

Studio    |    A City With
12th June 2015

Housed in amongst the industrial charm of the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, East Mamma is an Italian style eatery with a fresh, fun and authentic aesthetic. We spoke with the young entrepreneurs and culinary connoisseurs behind the bustling restaurant, Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux, who despite still feeling "like tourists (and) amazed by the lights, the details, the buildings, the thrill of the city” are more than able to teach us a thing or two about the French capital.

TALKING TO: ALEXANDRA KEHAYOGLOU

Studio    |    Talking To
5th June 2015

Textiles have played a long and important role in shaping our visual culture. One only has to pop down the road from our London Studio to see the Raphael Cartoons in the Victoria and Albert Museum to understand the vision, skill and labour that goes into these impressive works. One such artist whom has furthered this long and illustrious tradition is Alexandra Kehayoglou. We spoke to Alexandra for the blog to find out what inspires her work.

Guide to NYCXDesign

Studio    |    Studio Journal
15th May 2015

Everybody is flocking to New York this week as for the first time in their history, the Collective Design Fair, Frieze, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and WantedDesign all converge concurrently in the Big Apple. With a feast of design-lead activities to experience, the itinerary at NYCxDesign offers more creative happenings across the city than years past, with over 200 innovative exhibits and events highlighting some of the best and brightest in the design world.

TALKING TO: RAYMOND JUNGLES

Studio    |    Talking To
8th May 2015

The aptly named Raymond Jungles is a tour de force in the botanical world, creating tropical gardens that are as exotic as they are organic, that strike you as much with their natural beauty as their creator's imagination. Based in Miami, we’ve worked together on projects such as Soho Beach House Miami and the recently completed Thompson Miami Beach and so, with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner, we thought who better to help us see the wood through the tree’s in the world of landscape architecture than Jungles himself.

STUDIO JOURNAL: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY

Studio    |    Studio Journal
1st May 2015

Savage Beauty is a homage to late British fashion designer, Lee Alexander McQueen, on display at London’s iconic Victoria & Albert museum. Having transferred transatlantically from its original site at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in 2011, just over a year after McQueen passed away aged 40, the London version draws on themes that are both bold and brave. Demonstrating McQueen’s talents as a craftsman, visionary and in some cases, anarchist; as all 244 items on display are works of sombre and breath-taking beauty.

Talking to: Elaine Garlick

Studio    |    Talking To
17th April 2015

Having spent 20 years at The Royal Opera house, Elaine Garlick moved to the Birmingham Royal Ballet to work as costume supervisor; taking with her years of experience, a vivid imagination and a strong creative eye. Her body of work includes Beauty and the Beast and Miracle in the Gorbals, as well as the recent Carmina and Serenade, which opened to rave reviews at the London Coliseum last month. We spoke with her to find what it takes being costume supervisor for one of the world’s premiere touring ballet companies.

Talking to: Wilson PK



Studio    |    Talking To
10th April 2015

Wilson PK is a London based fashion designer who specialises in knitwear development and future textiles.
Having graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martins last year after working for noted fashion houses such as Alexander Wang and Craig Lawrence, his first SS15 collection, ‘(I’M) Purity’ was promptly picked up by Lady Gaga and catapulted him into fashion fame, kick-starting a now rapidly growing career.
Here at the Studio we spoke with Wilson PK who is working on his fourth collection; about his experiences, inspirations and aspirations.


Studio Top Spot: Modernist churches, chapels and cathedrals

Studio    |    Studio Top Spot
2nd April 2015

Places of worship can take many forms. They are spaces that allow for contemplation and meditation; structures designed to elevate the soul, whether it’s by feeling the impact of a higher power or just partaking in some quiet personal reflection. Here at the Studio we’ve been admiring the modernist churches, chapels and cathedrals of the 20th and 21st centuries; a time when architects stepped away from the traditional extravagance of the gothic and baroque periods to create purely meditative spaces.

2015 Trend Report: The three M’s

Studio    |    Studio Journal
27th March 2015

An interior’s physicality, those aspects that can be sensed and verified by our body, not only shape the content of a design but also the feeling it induces in the individual. Whether it is visually, texturally or verbally, the different materials we use are capable of offering a multi-sensory experience and simple way of turning the mundane into the sublime. Here at the Studio we’re currently thinking of all things material and have come up with our top three favourite ‘M’ words which we believe will have the power to update an interior automatically.

TALKING TO: HANNAH FLEMING

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13th March 2015

The Geffrye Museum is one of Hoxton’s hidden treasures. Surrounded by leafy gardens, the Georgian almshouses offer a picture of tranquillity overlooking the bustle of the Kingsland Road. However it is what's inside that is most interesting, as within the 18th century building lies a bricks and mortar time capsule capable of taking you back in time to glance at how we lived in centuries gone by. Having worked at the museum for seven years, we spoke to curator, Hannah Fleming, ahead of the opening of their next exhibition.

Cocktail Hour

Studio    |    Studio Top Spot
6th March 2015

For most, the traditional drinks trolley conjures sepia tone images of Hollywood films from the 1950’s and 60’s; as protagonists reflectively pour a brandy and contemplate their fate. Yet this kind of scene was prevalent in the glory days of Hollywood and beyond, when living rooms around the world saw the ‘cocktail hour’ as a scheduled affair and the small stand would take center stage; acting as a permanent fixture for social entertainment.

FASHION WEEK SPECIAL PART TWO: LONDON WITH KITTY MCGEE

Studio    |    A City With
20th February 2015

Having survived New York, Stylist magazine’s Executive Fashion Director, Kitty McGee, is back for our second fashion week special. This week we’re getting the inside scoop on all things London; where to go, who to see and what to do for fashion week in the big smoke.

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