The thinking, resourcefulness and aesthetic behind carefully designed and managed cancer centres intrigued Interior Designer Allanah Coggins in her final year project before qualifying. Like Berlin based architects Rumlabor who work to pass on knowledge skills and resources to people in a localising way: Above: a bee. Allanah used a central metaphor of Colony Collapse syndrome in […]Read More Local Talent(3) Allanah Coggins: How Architecture Affects People: Small And Beautiful: The Architecture of Social Nourishment
Every window cleaner wants to give you a great service: but think about the men (and women!) who do this demanding job. Traditionally it’s the up the ladder with mop and squeegee (invented by Italian Immigrant Ettore Steccone in 1936). Window cleaning is hard work and like gardening, you see the results as soon as […]Read More Puretech Window Cleaning: Feet On The Ground: Spirit of Traditional Service Driven Better by Technology
I really enjoyed the 2019 NTU Interior Architecture Final Project Show: Small Is Beautiful: eighty students looking, thinking, researching, reflecting, making, testing what they assume, believe and aspire to individually and together. One of the students who thought in terms of local growing and Farm to Fork is Ambareen Arif in her project: The Local: “Farm-to-fork […]Read More Support And Promote Local Talent (2) Growing Hospitality Businesses On Our Doorsteps…? The Local: NTU Interior Designer Amber Arif
Featured Image: Stonebridge City Farm established 40 years in Nottingham Small is Beautiful: Rethinking Economics (As If People Mattered) by EF Schumacher allows you to think about the humanity of economics. Published in 1973 and available as an audiobook, it wasn’t really that long after the horror of the second world war where so many people […]Read More How Small Is Beautiful Can Create So Much More Than Money: Community Wealth In The Generative Value Of Growing People Like Seeds…
Featured Image: Portrait by NTU trained designer Kyle Biggs The world needs talent, change, creativity: take a look at the work of ingenious Kyle Biggs, 2019 graduate. Above: examples of the work of Kyle Biggs: from left: visual for ‘The Jackdaw Ship’ Model of a Sicilian villa for adaptation of Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding, Drawing of street using […]Read More Support and Promote Local Talent (1) Kyle Biggs Art, Interior, Set Design NTU 2019
Featured image: A large Weekender Carpet Bag made in Tracey Christie’s Nottingham Workshop This large travel bag features a twist bag lock, a flat semi solid bag base with feet, riveted hand crafted carry handles with strap end caps, a detachable and adjustable hand crafted shoulder strap, and a spring loaded frame. Fully lined with a […]Read More Tracey Christie: From National Comp To A Career In Retail, Charity Shops, Now Making Beautiful Bags, Clutches, Purses, With Locally Sourced Fabric At Her Workshop In Nottingham: Skill And Practice With Help From Her Friends….
Featured image: The Circ4Life Design Challenge: How Can You Tell How Sustainable This Product is? Ever wanted to jump into something you feel connected to powerfully and want to communicate to other people? Do you want to change the way the world makes things and we connect with our environment? Can you communicate this as […]Read More Circ4Life: Learn As Much As You Possibly Can About This Project: There’s A Design Competition -That You Might Just Win