THE IDEAL SIZE OF A DESIGN GROUP IS YOU CAN FEED THEM WITH TWO FAMILY SIZE PIZZAS.

  • A quote from Eike König, founder of Hort studio, Berlin, speaking at a D&AD President's lecture at Conway Hall, Central London.

  • 16.02.17
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SERVICE
DESIGN
WON'T
CHANGE
THE
WORLD.

  • One more from Eike König, founder of Hort studio, Berlin. Instead, he added, 'it's all about action'.

  • 16.02.17
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YOU SHOULD NEVER TAKE DOWN A WALL UNTIL YOU KNOW WHY ITS BEEN BUILT.

  • George Bernhard Shaw. A topical note from the Future of Music lecture series at the BBC, Portland Place.

  • 04.11.16
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TYPOGRAPHY IS PAINTING WITH WORDS.

  • A quote from Paula Scher, taken from her recent Netflix documentary, Abstract - The art of design. Similar quotes exist around photography. The Magnum represented photographer Abbas, talks of two approaches: 'Drawing with light' - the Cartier-Bresson approach making a hero of the singular image, or 'writing with light', his preferred approach which involves taking a series of images to tell an important story.

  • 28.09.16
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CALIFORNIA
BECOMES
THE FIRST
STATE TO
BAN THE
TRANSPORT
OF COAL.

  • Now for the remaining 49 states...

  • 27.07.16
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CONTRAST
IS CRUCIAL
TO THE
SUCCESS
OF ANY PATTERN.

  • If we consider any pattern to be a successful collection or system of working parts. Then contrast is one ingredient which is fundamental to it's success - this can be through colour, shape, scale or even 'character'. Remembering this can help us when applied to every system we build, from communities to culture, contrast is always key.

  • 27.07.16
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FROM EGO SYSTEM TO ECO SYSTEM

  • OH at the 'Web of Meaning - An Introduction to Liology', a lecture at Second Home London, hosted by Patternity - Open ended questions raised about how to find a way on from capitalism's elevation of the self back (or even forwards) to working more for the collective good.

  • 27.07.16
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CONSTANTLY
CONNECTED.
CONSISTENT-
LY DIS-
CONNECTED.

  • OH whilst discussing social media's role influence on humanity at the 'Web of Meaning - An Introduction to Liology', a lecture at Second Home London, hosted by Patternity - Seeing the waves of noise which collectively emanate from social media as patterns of energy begins to reveal much about the connected meaning and purpose of our lives.

  • 27.07.16
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NATURE IS
A CREATIVE FORCE 
WHICH WE STILL DON'T FULLY UNDERSTAND

  • Heard at the Web of Meaning - An Introduction to Liology, a lecture at Second Home London, hosted by Patternity.

  • 27.07.16
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I DON'T NEED QUALITY.
I DO NEED TRUTH.

  • Don McCullin speaking at the Frontline Club about the pros and cons of digital vs film, and what actually makes a good photograph.

  • 14.07.16
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