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IN CONVERSATION 02 | ACTRESS – REBECCA CALDER

20.12.19

Rebecca lives in East London, not too far away from the studio. She has worked as an actor for almost 15 years, where she started in theatre and then moved on to TV.

“I love London – I’m a big fan, I think it’s an amazing city, it’s just got everything and I think artistically, it is an interesting sort of melting pot of different people and influences” – Rebecca Calder

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LEGO'S 'THE TWELVE REBUILDS OF CHRISTMAS' PROJECT

17.12.19

The festive season has sparked a creative partnership between The Savoy and LEGO on this exciting The Twelve Rebuilds of Christmas project which encompasses LEGO’s huge global brand campaign Rebuild the World.


LEGO Group X Savoy – featuring innovative designs of a dragon Christmas tree and a Harley Davison replacing Santa’s sleigh.

This Christmas, you will find that the prestigious hotel is aiming to reimagine the classic The Twelve Days of Christmas Christmas carol that we all know and love to inspire people to grasp the significance of exploring creativity and the power of imagination.

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REDEFINING ‘SUSTAINABILITY’ IN CONSTRUCTION

13.12.19

1.The quality of being able to continue over a period of time.

2.The quality of causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time.


Sustainability is about quality – you must look at it from a wider perspective to ensure that the building works in coherence with its surrounding community.

A sustainable building must be parallel with the use of the house and the lifestyle of those within it. The development and design must offer the qualities of a healthy contemporary lifestyle which will have a sustainable lifespan and environmental impact.

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SINGEL 7, AMSTERDAM | THROUGH THE DUTCH DOOR…

10.12.19

Amsterdam – renowned for its narrow properties that are often considered cute and dainty by tourists, is actually home to a 1-metre wide slender façade called Singel 7.

Whilst a majority of the Dutch houses are not as tiny as this one, there is a common theme amongst many of the dwellings within the city’s residential area and this is simply because of the 17th-century law stating that locals were taxed by the width of their properties; causing many to cleverly design the narrowest houses they possibly could.

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DEFINITION | BIOMIMICRY

06.12.19

Noun

The design and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modelled on biological entities and processes.

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TED TALK: DUTCH ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHER, IWAN BAAN

03.12.19

“These neighbours are intuitively designed to make the most out of their circumstances”

In this engaging TED Talk, Dutch Architecture Photographer Iwan Baan explores through his captivating images that humanity is able to intelligently survive and build a home anywhere in the world, regardless of the constraints.

He opens the dialogue around how people can build homes in the most unlikely places and looks at this from an international perspective; considering the various elements which are associated with each country and their culture, economy and general way of life.

Baan’s research shows that there are methods available to us as humans, we just need to be adaptable and innovative in our way of thinking.

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IN CONVERSATION 02 |FILM PRODUCER/DIRECTOR – MARK TINTNER

26.11.19

“I’ve lived in London for almost 20 years, and the best thing about it is it grows with you and whatever interests you – the best is here so you are constantly inspired, so yeah, it definitely has a creative influence on me.”

– Mark Tintner

Mark is a filmmaker and an academic; working in moving image from ideation to distribution. At the moment, he is working for a global organisation called Viacom in a senior position and will shortly be moving into a role which focusses more on drama work in terms of moving image. On the academic side, he is a Postgraduate course leader for MA Moving Image at Ravensbourne University. 

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REDEFINING ‘SPACE’

20.11.19

Space is defined by the dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and move.


Studio definition: from a theoretical angle, there are a variety of different ways to quantify space as an area and what it specifically gives to you – once you have quantified the space, you can then weigh it up and that is what creates the quality of it.

On a practical level, one must consider everything which contributes to space in a phenomenological way; the ambiance, feeling, texture, light, volume, height, etc.

Space is a state of consciousness; it can be defined in multiple ways – so, it’s important to consider what your definition of space is…

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WHAT IS DESIGN?

07.11.19

“Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.” – Paul Rand

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WORLD VEGAN DAY

01.11.19

Whilst society is quickly adapting to the new wonders of Veganism, and the various positive qualities it proposes, it does also have a large audience who still need somewhat persuading… Never the less, World Vegan Day is now a celebratory day in our calendars and as intrigued designers, it is something we should look to embrace!

Bompas & Parr and Hilton London Bankside were prompt to contribute to the movement, as earlier this year, they created the world’s first vegan suite in a hotel!

Every element of the room is made out of animal-free, plant-based products, which is super interesting when considering all of the details; from the headboard to the cushions, and even the stationery, whilst also maintaining an aesthetically pleasing contemporary design. 

On a day like today, it’s important to think about where developments are being made and how they can possibly shape the future of design.