Monday, 30 June 2014

New Designers | Part One

Last week we visited New Designers to check out the first instalment 
from textile, ceramic and jewellery graduates from across the UK.

We share with you a snip-it of some of the talent that caught our eye.

Part Two starting on Thursday this week features illustration, product and furniture...

Friday, 27 June 2014

Campaign Loves | Week Four

Campaign Loves...Tuckshop, Shoreditch

Just minutes away from our design studio, The Tuckshop is a brunch canteen that caters itself towards the creatives of Shoreditch. The Australian barista coffee fuels our morning caffein fix!

Campaign Loves...The Summer Pavilion at The Serpentine Gallery

The 14th Serpentine Pavilion by Smiljan Radic sees prehistoric architecture combined with
man-made materials to create this fibreglass structure.

Campaign Loves...London Buses

Last weekend Regent Street played host to a range of London buses, old and new, to celebrate
TFL's 'Year of the Bus'- One of our designers was there to see the evolution first hand!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Classic Madness in SW7

As work started this week in New York on our next 3.1 Phillip Lim project, we wanted to showcase the first stand alone store in London, which recently opened on Pelham Street.

The concept was to create a 'Studio/Luxury' space, using a combination of classic, youthful and elegant elements, offset with a touch of madness!

For more on our 3.1 Phillip Lim projects, check out the website...

Monday, 23 June 2014

RCA Graduate Show 2014

The RCA graduate show on at Battersea is showcasing new artists, designers and makers for another week and well worth a visit.... 

One of our designers Kirsty went along and saw Sculptor Alida Sayer who's created 'Bound I, II and III’, made with bronze, paper and ceramic and ‘Passage' from plaster and Quink ink; this a favourite as the Quink ink reacts to the room temperature and develops as it drys. 

Also see 'Splash' by Beau Han Xu who's jewellery collection explores a splash on the skin in diamonds and crystals. The shows on until Sunday 29th June so go along and finish off at the RCA bar!

'Passage' by Alida Sayer

'Bound I II & III' by Alida Sayer

'Splash' by Beau Hen Xu

Friday, 20 June 2014

Campaign Loves | Week Three

Campaign Loves...Spring Studios, Tribeca, New York 

Already the premiere hub for fashion in NY, hosting events for the likes of 3.1 Phillip Lim,
Calvin Klein and Vogue. With the luxury green rooms designed by Campaign, due to open
within the space later this year, we'll keep you posted.

Campaign Loves...WISF Blog

The 'Where I See Fashion' Blog references inspiring art, design, nature and 
landscape and matches each with a similarly themed editorial fashion imagery.

Campaign Loves...Baking in Barcelona

This week Studio Manager Catheryn swapped the London 
drizzle for some Spanish sun, sea and sangria!

Thursday, 19 June 2014


Our best bits from LC:M this week...

Burberry Prorsum

For SS/15 Christopher Bailey uses typography by British travel writer
Bruce Chatwin to add interest to the collection of raincoats and satchel bags

Christopher Kane

Neon and grey, the perfect combo

Nicholas Kirkwood

Classic styles like the Oxford and the Derby get a modern update 
with metallic and mesh finishes

Alexander Mcqueen

Sarah Burton sees the SS/15 man in sharp tailoring 
with emphasis on graphic print


Jeremy Scott adds humour to this bold and playful collection 
that takes inspiration from iconic branding

Monday, 16 June 2014

Snap Happy in NYC!

Seokho, one of our designers has just returned from his first trip to the Big's what he thought about it...

...So I decided to go on a little lone soul searching trip to NYC for the first time. After some ordeal I finally got to New York, and it did not disappoint, it was everything I imagined it to be and more.

I went to New York thinking I’m a pretty hip city sleeker from London, but it was so much bigger than what I thought physically, and culturally. I witnessed all sort of different people and culture, and it made me realise that my 'open mind’ from London was actually somewhat limited and closed minded.

With this initial shock I then proceeded to get lost in the city and explore every corner. There was a new surprised around every corner and a pretzel stand! I took my little Polaroid camera capturing the stereotypical American scenes and objects you see in movies, which was pretty fun also going old school and using paper map was rather exciting.

Overall it was a humbling and eye opening experience, it was a very different kind of holiday to a holiday with friends where you have company all the time, and have a set agenda. I feel that I’ve learnt something about the world outside the UK and myself, and most of all I discovered the joy of traveling alone.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Campaign Loves | Week Two

Campaign Loves...Tristan Eaton x Versace

To coincide with the launch of the new flagship Hawaiian store, Versace have commissioned the talented street artist Tristan Eaton to reproduce their iconic Medusa emblem.

Campaign Loves...On The Roof With Q

The Selfridges rooftop has been transformed into a contemporary restaurant by culinary
expert Des McDonald. Having visited this week, we can testify that the food which focuses
on smoking and BBQ techniques is fantastic!

Book now via the Selfridges website and escape the chaos of Oxford Street!

Campaign Loves...Piet Hein Eek

After a recent trip to Piet Hein Eek's Eindhoven workshops, we've customised our front door with his wallpaper
'Scrap wood 07'

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Viva Brazil!

Today is a fine day, the sun is shining, the birds are singing 
but most importantly- The 2014 World Cup begins!

To mark the occasion the studio are playing the 'Brazilika' record by Gilles Peterson. 
Full of psychedelic bossa nova and samba tracks, It's the perfect way to get in the 
mood for kick off this evening!

Check it out for yourself on YouTube!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

In With The Old...

Last week we took part in LS:N Global's Polarity Paradox Webinar, a snap-shot of future trends, from technology and fashion, to food and design.

One of the topics which stood out in particular was one of their 'Macro Trends', The Flat-Age Society, and it's something we've been intrigued to find out more about...

Image from Advanced Style
It's an interesting thought that one of the fastest growing, dynamic and socially engaging consumer groups exists in the over fifties. Society is finally putting all stereotypes to one side in a bid recognise the burden of age as an opportunity. This once geriatric generation now comfortably coexists in a world of tech savvy twenty somethings.

A lot of our design work will naturally lean towards aspirational 20-35 year olds, referred to by The Future Lab as the 'Millenials'. It's all about experiences, whether food, travel or design related, they want an element of excitement, with luxury consumables at the heart.

What was interesting about the Flat-Age society, a group of consumers over the age of 50, was the parallels that were drawn with the Millenials. Their characteristics were in fact, incredibly similar, and we've actually been designing for this group all along.

There's a quote from Matthias Hollwich, founder of New York-based architecture firm HWKN, in the LS:N article that pretty much sums it up...

"The secret of designing for an older society is actually designing the way we design for everyone else,
but make it accessible..."

Monday, 9 June 2014

Meet Moog...

This is Moog the pug, our nine month old office pup. She keeps us all in check, and wards off the milkman when she's not being papped on the streets of Shoreditch!

Friday, 6 June 2014

Campaign Loves | Week One

Campaign Loves...The Venice Biennale

Opening to the public as of tomorrow, the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale tilted 'Fundamental' has been directed by Rem Koolhass. On until late November, we're going to try and visit the city of bridges and check it out!

Campaign Loves...Summer Working Hours

As of today it's officially Summer in the Campaign studio, so finishing on Fridays at 4pm for the duration of Summer means we'll race you to the beer garden!

Campaign Loves...Studio Style

The sun is shining and the lovely Charlotte is rocking this yellow and black combo featuring t-shirt from Activia Benz...

Soup of the Day

We already use 3D printing whilst developing our designs and prototyping scale models, so using this technology to design edible creations caught our eye this week from 3D printing expert Janne Kyttanen. You can read more about on the Dezeen website...

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Holy Moly...

Conceived as part of the Fragrance Lab project, our collaboration with The Future Laboratory at Selfridges, we have begun to develop the 'Holy Moly', a vaporiser that triggers memories through the power of scent.

With adaptable heads, the 'Holy Moly' creates a variety of different mist formations to suit your personal style.

It's early days, but we've been talking to the right people to take our prototype to the next this space!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Fragrance Lab at Selfridges

We’ve been working with The Future Laboratory for a few years now, so when the opportunity arose to collaborate on Fragrance Lab, as part of The Beauty Project at Selfridges, it was the chance to lift the lid on the future of in-store retailing, taking customers on a completely immersive journey.

The idea was to create a unique personalised fragrance centred around a series of tactile sensory and information based experiences all designed to heighten the senses and understand more about who you are.

Your response to tastes, touch and smell are all analysed as you journey through the iconic Selfridges windows (a first by all accounts). The results are then used to craft a signature fragrance unique to your character all distilled into a 50ml fragrance.

Fragrance Lab is open until 30th June


To find out more visit our website, and to book your own immersive experience visit

Monday, 2 June 2014

Alexa in the House

It’s always good to have a second opinion, sometimes even a third, a fourth though is dicey ground, but not when it’s the opinion of fashion icon Alexa Chung who just happened to pop by the studio last week. 

We can’t say any more on our upcoming collaboration, you’ll just have to keep your eyes peeled for more to come!