Thoughts, finds and inspiration.
Our monthly journal of things that crossed our minds, desks and screens.
When does a thing become a thing?
When it is given a name? When it is branded? When it is marketed? When it forms a community? Yes, all of these things, and much more... 

Andy's latest article for Tortoise magazine looks at establishing Chester city centre as a creative hub.
Wood Fired Hot Tub anyone?
HomeMade Modern is packed with DIY tutorials to help you make your own modernist home furnishings. This month Adam was inspired to try his hand at making some coffee tables.

See what you can find...
Wood fired hot tub?
Concrete doghouse?
The possibilities are endless.
The view from my window
How do we work out what's holding us back? And how do we overcome it?

Andy shared his thoughts on overcoming obstacles and working out what we really want in the latest edition of the Sherborne Times. 

Making the most of what you've got
Grain Silo -> Museum
Sugar Mill -> Hotel
Car Factory -> Foodie Hub

When spaces are transformed to serve dramatically different purposes the results can be stunning. Here's 9 of the best from 2017.

What get's you out of bed in the morning (Pt. 2)
Last month we shared what gets Anja out of bed in the morning.

This month we've been reading about the Japanese concept of Ikigai... Make three lists: your values, things you like to do, and things you are good at. The cross section of the three lists is your ikigai, and some people think it might be the secret to a long and happy life.
It's greener than you think
Have a guess...What percentage of the UK's land area is densely built on?

The actual number might just surprise you.
Circular Design
"A new mindset for business is emerging. It’s worth around a trillion dollars, will drive innovation in tomorrow’s companies, and reshape every part of our lives."

Circular design is coming - here's your guide.
Cate St Hill on: Books
Whether you're in need of a bit of interior design inspiration, or just fancy picking up another nice book to flick through, Cate St Hill has got you covered.

Here's a list of her top 20 minimalist interior design books for 2018.
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