Monthly Archives: May 2010

Visual Observations – London May 2010

Wallpaper May 2010 – Full Stop Article

Great article in this months Wallpaper Magazine on page 20 of the “Face Time” subsection about down time and sabbaticals. The article talks about the importance of taking time out from work, especially within the creative industries and sites creatives such as Graphic Designer Stefan Sagmeister, who closes his studio every 7 years for an entire year. Ferran Andria’s who closes his Michelin Star Restaurant for 6months on and off, Tom Ford who when he left Gucci played computer games and thought of designing planes till he decided to start his self named label Tom Ford and Helmut Lang who was one of fashions greatest, who packed up and left the industry to take time to further his art career.

I personally couldn’t agree more with what the article is saying, the best creative work you produce always comes after periods of freedom, peace, downtime and a change in environment. Even just a couple of days exploring London this week have helped here and we believe strongly in making time every week to have a look around and learn a few new things on a Friday afternoon. It’s good to know that the worlds creative elite are in the same boat.

Cover taken from June 2008 edition of the magazine by Anthony Burrill.

Complaining is Silly, Either Act or Forget

Complaining is Silly, Either Act or Forget

A house, a car + some legs

Milan Furniture Fair 2010: Droog

Bit slow on the up take on this one, but love the idea that Design House ‘Droog’ came up with this year for the Milan Salone.

“This year, Droog bought hordes of items from liquidation sales—safety vests, salt shakers, handkerchiefs, dog baskets, and wooden spoons numbering among them—and invited 14 designers to produce a design using an object of their choice as a raw material. The results were exhibited and sold at Saved by Droog, one of the week’s highlights.”

The results can be seen above and there is so many things I like about the idea, that I can’t even begin to put them into words… Well done Droog.

Clerkenwell Design Week

We are going with our friends from Form Office, see you there….

May 25th -27th 2010
10am -9pm

Clerkenwell Design Week is a three-day annual festival celebrating design’s creative richness, its social impact and its power for change.

Clerkenwell, the undisputed heart of design in London – itself acknowledged as design’s global metropolis – is perfect for a design festival, where more than 60 design showrooms and a horde of design and architectural practices can be found amongst elegant greens and squares, historic architecture, cool pop-up clubs and shops, famous restaurants and funky bars.

The festival programme of seminars, workshops and debates tackles key issues from a design standpoint. Big design names and inspirational thought leaders will spearhead an event crammed with left-field thinking, off-the-wall performances and presentations to challenge all your preconceptions.

As well as exclusive UK product launches from leading design brands, there’ll be everything you’d expect at a festival: street entertainment, music, food, exhibitions and parties… It’s the ideal chance for creatives to network with clients in a relaxed yet intensely stimulating atmosphere.

It will excite, inspire, educate, inform and entertain.

Herman Miller Aeron

Just a quick blog to say how much we love our chairs here at Lucid, the Aeron is without a shadow of a doubt the best ergonomic office chair on the market.

We love you Herman.