Design, Props

The Trouble With Trolleys

It is easy to fall in love with a trolley. Those sleek lines, soft curves, the padded hiss as it rolls towards you across the marble floor. The gentle tinkle of the bottles as they jostle to the front going over a carpet bump. The way the light from the cocktail hour refracts across moving […]

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Design, Food, Props

Wood Bored: Adding Something Extra

If you are a burger, cheese or charcuterie lover, you may have noticed that the wooden board has become a ubiquitous part of your restaurant experience. It’s hard to find a somewhere that doesn’t use a board for at least one menu item these days: a few weeks ago I looked on in wonder as my […]

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Design, Food, Props

Bowls: Inspired By Nature

I can only apologise. A little while ago I discussed the fact that #WeWantPlates, when in actual fact it would appear that #WeWantBowls. According to The Guardian, trend forecasters WSGN have recorded that bowl sales now represent 40% of new crockery purchased, with the plate now at 8%. Instagram friendly vessels as they are, bowls are […]

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Design, Drink

Craft Without Soul

My friend Jimmy likes felt tips. Undoubtedly there is some truth in the fact that Jimmy likes felt tips because he was reluctant to master the necessary Illustrator and Photoshop skills deemed necessary to make it in the world of commercial illustration. It probably didn’t help that Jimmy was eternally skint and could barely afford […]

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Design, Drink

How a Monkey Found its Mojo

We are constantly on the lookout for interesting brand stories and how companies are trying to create an emotional connection with their customers through the stories they tell. Most brand stories read like a press release: who, what, where and the ‘a-ha’ moment of why it was created. The majority of the time they are […]

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Design

Fashion Time Travel

Art, fashion and food: the lines between them are constantly blurring, with hotels hosting private art collections, designers opening in-store restaurants and chefs using food as artistic expression. Our senior graphic designer Matteo was commissioned to create a series for Garage Magazine that explores the relationship between art and fashion. In this series, he examines […]

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