Key Workers

Using only the materials I happened to have in Lockdown with me I set out to say a visual thank you to all 8 groups of Key Workers. I wanted to turn my suddenly free evenings, weekends and canceled work time into something positive. I […]

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Biophillic Book List Video Blurb…

Freyja Sewell is obsessed… with Biophilic design, how can our increased knowledge of the natural world help us to create spaces and objects that make people feel better. For anyone craving green and wanted to know more about why, she will share her favourite books […]

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The Triptych and The Stewards

Researchers at the Nippon Medical School in Japan compared data on the percentage of forest coverage in all prefectures and cancer mortality rates provided by the Ministry of Health. Even after they had controlled for smoking and socioeconomic factors, higher forest coverage within prefectures provided […]

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Invisible Wellness

“The contemplative mind is overwhelmed by the noisy worlds mechanical busyness” Leo Marx The Machine in the Garden We are increasingly worried, some might say terrified, about what our machines are doing to our minds. There is good reason for this as technology does, and […]

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Listening Pod

I was commissioned by the always fabulous Bittersuite to create a Listening Pod as part of their final output for their residency with the Institute of Imagination. Bittersuite, a company that uses multi-sensory experiences to explore music and emotions, took up a four-month cultural residency […]

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Poppies SCS

Just had the most incredible week on an install in Tulsa building a new large scale Pod. I think of these bigger ones as Sensory Concentration Spaces, building on the one I created for Unilever in the past. It’s about creating a blank space where […]

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Recycled Glass Puzzle Table

I’m working on a concept to create tables using some beautiful recycled glass sheet I have recently come across. I’m trying to create a design which will require no glue or screws, and right now I’m wondering if any of the research I did in […]

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Empathy

How can our culture and technology cultivate and celebrate the power of empathy? Empathy, the ability to share someone else’s feelings, is arguably the most important trait humans demonstrate. It allows us to love, learn, communicate, cooperate and live in a successful society. Simply ‘connecting’ […]

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Design Indaba

It’s going to be hard for this year to get much better then this, it may have peaked. I am currently sitting in Cape Town in my second hotel room in as many weeks, in a rare break from the intense schedule of the YPO […]

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CitySkin: The 1st Walk

Here are the pictures from the big walk that concluded out residency in Canada this Winter, and beautiful little video of our process, both by the very talented Sandrine Beaud. It was a cold, freezing in fact, day, and really pushed us all hard, but it […]

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