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A Green and Pleasant Land

A Green and Pleasant Land

The representation of landscape has been a feature of art forever, but for the British their landscape has, since Turner and Constable fought their expressive battles in the hanging days at the Royal Academy, been an obsession. In the Towner collection is an early...

Hospitality Design Part 3

Becoming a Consultant Many years ago, the UK’s Design Council summoned many the Principals from the largest hospitality interiors practices then extant to a meeting in the Council offices. There the practice leaders were subjected to a harangue on the need for them to...
Lunch Out

Lunch Out

The sun tries to break through the autumn mist. Lunch out, “we’re on us ‘olidays”.  Well, yes if just not having to go in to work every day counts as holiday. I ought to feel blessed. Really, I should. I am walking some of England’s most spectacular coastline almost...

Hospitality Design Part 2

Guide to running a Practice Pt 2: Cashflow Forecasting and Studio management Once you have decided to start your own design practice you have taken the first bold step down a road that can lead you to fame and fortune. However, without good management this first bold...

Hospitality Design

A Guide to Running a Practice: Part 1 Getting Paid Or what are Professional Fees, and how are they paid? My grandparents on both sides of my family were farmers. It was drummed into me at an early age that money was earned and that the way to earn it was to work hard....