April 17th, 2014

Design Exchange Magazine

Last night we went to the launch of the latest issue of Design Exchange, held at the Senator London Showroom on Melton Street. The latest Design Exchange is a minor relaunch, introducing a new logo and a refreshed editorial design by Veer that the founder of the magazine, David Morris is rightly proud of. I found …more…

March 31st, 2014

Race report: The Croydon half-marathon

I must admit, the Croydon half-marathon isn’t a race that I’d ever heard of – let alone considered entering. But basking in the post-race glow of Run to the Beat last year a fellow runner convinced me that it was worth entering. So I did. And the race was last weekend. Here’s what I thought. …more…

March 3rd, 2014

The Expert View: Journalist David Rogers on surviving MIPIM

Here’s a tip to survive Mipim. Know where the cab ranks are. Here’s another. Keep the name and address of the hotel – well, the out of season holiday chalets that I have found myself billeted in – on you. There’s no fun wandering around Cannes at God knows what time in the morning, trying …more…

September 12th, 2013

World’s best architects to recreate doll’s houses for the 21st century

November 11th 2013 will see innovative property developer Cathedral Group auction off 20 houses, designed by some of the best architects to be found in the UK and beyond, as part of its plans to raise £100,000 for KIDS, the disabled children’s charity. However, the houses for sale aren’t your typical type of house. You …more…

July 18th, 2013

Portland to Portland | Not your typical PR event

When entering any career in PR, event management is often part of the job description with launch events and press briefings all par for the course. Handling the logistics for an 11 week, 4,000 mile cross-continental charity cycle ride and research trip for 15 architects and planners on the other hand, not something myself or …more…

June 12th, 2013

Portland to Portland: Letter from Base Camp

The team has just completed three weeks of riding and I have had my first bout of tears over the phone with my husband Grant Smith, one of the P2P cyclists and team photographer. My involvement with P2P started out when Grant came home about 15 months ago and casually said ‘Peter Murray is riding …more…

April 11th, 2013

Can you win a job at MIPIM?

Up until now, I have always believed that where architects are concerned, MIPIM is about long term networking. It’s essential to be there and renew old acquaintances, make new connections and use these to build your network throughout the remainder of the year. However, don’t expect to come back with a job. This year, I …more…