November 11th, 2015


Monday: Somerset House I can’t wait to wander around Somerset House, the latest addition to LDF and location of the new and highly anticipated Design Biennale, curated by Chris Turner and due to launch in 2016. 10 Designers in the West Wing features new works by Nendo, Ross Lovegrove, Arik Levy, Edward Barber & Jay …more…

July 14th, 2015

A day at A House for Essex

Arriving – so beautiful, so sunny!   Cooking in the beautiful kitchen   Prosecco in the sunset The tiles at night – heart, wheel, safety pin, cassette  

June 17th, 2015

Peter Bill: “They would say that wouldn’t they?”

Bile first, balm later for the Design Commission. This group of parliamentarians has “called for evidence” asking the open question: “Does the built environment affect the behaviour of individuals or communities?” Well, yes, probably. But what can a group of MPs and peers do to improve ‘the built environment’? If they fail to learn from …more…

June 3rd, 2015

ING’s top ten picks for the London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture returns in 2015 for its 11th installment, this year with the theme of ‘Work in Progress.’ Delivered by the Architecture Foundation, the British Council, New London Architecture and RIBA London, the festival is also supported by the Mayor of London. The LFA highlights the key role architecture plays in social, urban and cultural …more…

May 29th, 2015

Tony Danaher appointed Chief Executive of UKTI RIO

ING Chairman Tony Danaher has been appointed the Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment’s Regeneration Investment Organisation. RIO is the arm of UKTI that helps find and assess UK regeneration projects and encourage foreign investors to come to the UK. The appointment, which Tony will fulfill alongside his commitments with ING, will see him work with RIO Chairman …more…

May 15th, 2015

ING’s top things to do and see at CDW so you don’t miss out!

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is currently in its sixth year, attracting a range of creative industries as well as the general public. One could say it’s the ‘peoples’ design show’ – a truly inclusive event. With installations, product launches, workshops and talks, CDW has become one of the most important events in the design calendar. …more…

May 13th, 2015

How I got My First Job: Ross Urwin

ROSS URWIN – Creative Director of Design Shanghai and founding Creative Director at Infrastructure, a leading creative agency based in Hong Kong specialising in branding, repositioning and experience in the retail and hospitality sector. In my late teens I had the incredible opportunity to spend some time in Tokyo working freelance with various fashion brands. …more…