Theme of the Month

BIID Annual Conference 2015

This month our Director of Studies Anthony Rayworth attended the (BIID) British Interior Institute of Design’s Annual Conference, AGM and Summer Party 2015. We see what he got up to at the event… The BIID Annual Conference 2015: Who Do You Think You Are? Its been another busy month this June which saw myself and the…

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Vertical Gardens & Sustainable Design

Theme of the Month: Bringing The Outdoors Indoors, Vertical Gardens & Sustainable Design The zeitgeist responsible for acknowledging that buildings have to be ecologically robust, energy efficient and sustainable has recently taken a significant leap forward. It is becoming recognised that it is insufficient for buildings to be sustainable within their own footprint with solar energy,…

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Theme of the Month: Table Design

Table Design: When we think of the common table, an ageing pair of bed-side ones, a splintered kitchen table top or a basic, flat-pack model might be conjured up. But no more, table design has evolved into a beautiful array of stylish yet functional designs that can become an instant talking point, or act as…

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Theme of the Month: Garden Design Matrix Planting Ideas

“Garden Design: Matrix planting is where a single species, or handful of species, dominates the planting, forming a matrix into which other plants are blended.” – Piet Oudolf. At the end of March, I was fortunate enough to attend the Society of Garden Designers Spring Conference held at the Royal Geographic Society in Kensington, London; a…

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Theme of the month: Anouska Hempel

Anouska Hempel ‘Romantic places? I live in them all the time. Anywhere the trade routes have passed or the trade winds have blown – that’s my territory. I can dream myself into a desert tent playing footsie with Genghis Khan, or a military tent planning strategy with Napoleon. Wherever my imagination finds itself that’s where my…

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