It’s that time of year again when shops all over London begin adorning their premises with christmas decorations. Unfortunately, many of these decorations often lack imagination and can look quite tacky.
The same cannot be said for this huge Christmas tree in St Pancras International, which is made entirely from Lego!
Posted on 30th November 2011 by Chris.
Tags: lego, christmas, london
To celebrate London Cocktail Week, Hendrick’s Gin will be opening a pop-up store in Seven Dials, Covent Garden from 10th to 16th October.
Posted on 6th October 2011 by Rachel.
We love the posters that Giovanni Pintori did for Olivetti.
The advert below was made in 1953, but still looks relatively current.
Posted on 5th December 2011 by Chris.
Tags: olivetti, typewriter, poster
Yesterday I snapped this old car that was on the square just below our studio.
Fitzroy Square is often used as a filming location. We sometimes see A-listers strolling around outside!
Posted on 6th December 2011 by Charlie.
Tags: Fitzroy, square, fame, car
On Saturday the 10th of December, Santacon descended on the streets of central London. Santacon is a gathering of people dressed as santas, coming together to celebrate the festive season. This was my first year at Santacon, and it was fantastic. I’m already looking forward to next year’s gathering!
Photo from Flickr
Posted on 12th December 2011 by Chris.
…the year’s news made from lego. It’s a photo set over on Flickr by The Gaurdian. I especially like the model depicting the occupy Wall Street protest. One lego protester is holding a little sign that reads “occupy lego land”. The model depicting the royal wedding is intricately detailed, but I think the crowd is too small!
Posted on 14th December 2011 by Chris.
Tags: lego, model, news
The Danish Postal Service have recently announced that they’re releasing a brand new pair of stamps. One of which will be designed by a fashion brand called Soulland. There is an interesting article here about the process of designing postage stamps, along with more great images. They’re not showing the actual stamp until it’s released later this year.
Posted on 4th January 2012 by Rachel.
Tags: postal, stamps, design
“The label chair” by Félix Guyon. Whether you think it’s clever or clichéd, it looks like it’s been built well. I like the birch ply.
Posted on 4th January 2012.
Secret Cinema is an increasingly popular non-mainstream channel of entertainment. A cross between a theatre and a cinema, films are shown in dramatic locations with props, and people in character. Rachel from the London office went to a Secret Cinema showing in an old warehouse close to Smithfield’s. The film shown was “The third man” which is set in Vienna after WW2. The venue even had it’s own currency.
Posted on 9th January 2012 by Rachel.
Tags: cinema, entertainment
Nicole Dextras is a Canadian graphic designer. She also makes huge typographic ice installations. Her largest letters to date stand at a whopping 8 feet tall. Nicole says she aims to –
“Subvert the authority of the english language and the commerce of signage – selecting words which represent a sense of vulnerability and transition. Words cast in ice interrupt our literal narratives, allowing a more integrated reading of the land we inhabit, as opposed to the past and current commodification of land as limitless resource. this fundamental split in perception lies at the crux of our environmental crisis.”
Posted on 10th January 2012 by Chris.
Tags: ice, typography, canada