Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Hidden Art interview

This interview was after I had exhibited at Milan with two of my own products, the Scrath Lights and the Note Table. Click here to see more.

Sunday, 5 October 2008


Our new window installation went up this week. We have worked with a young artist called James Capper. After going to his graduation show at the Chelsea College of Art we were so impressed that we invited him to do a piece for our agency window on Hanbury Street.

James has a fascination for industrial and construction devices, designing and building interactive machines with a life of their own. And since this year’s window theme is interaction, we thought it would be a good idea to let people try out one of James’s machines. If you're passing, feel free to have a go. No hard hat needed.

If you want to see more of James’s work, visit the Hannah Barry Gallery

Grapple grab times: Monday – Friday 6 -7, Saturday - Sunday 10 - 4. It's a bit noisy for the people whose desks are nearby, so we've had to limit hours of operation.

Nokia Headset Competition

After roughly 3 months we have finally finished our first website. <The Nokia Music Almighty Headset Competition went live on October 1st. We pretty much self initiated this project as well. Wieden + Kennedy wanted to produce some physical headphones for the Music Almighty campaign. After a conversation internally, we suggested that the best way to achieve this was to produce a competition where the public can design their own headphones and then physically make the best 5 designs which would go on to be exhibited across all the flagship stores. After pitching the idea to the client we got the go ahead.

We sourced the judges from design and music backgrounds, which consist of Felix Buxton from Basement Jaxx, Dick Powell founder of the design agency Seymour Powell, Eddi Yipp the founder of Adfunture in Shanghai, Tokyo Music Lab who are a music label under the Wieden +Kennedy brand and Tej Chauhan creative director of Chauhan Design Studio.

We have designed the website so anyone can design a pair of headsets using the Style Palette where you are able to choose from a range of materials colours and parts. Alternatively you can use Freestyle where you can download the template and use any medium possible.

As you can see the gallery is filling up with some great designs, Fifty pages to be exact. The public award their favourite designs with stars. The 10 designs with the most stars are shortlisted for the judges to choose their favourite 5 designs which will then go on to be made into a fully functioning pair of bespoke headphones.

The competition finishes at the end of the year so you have a few months to show the world your designs. Thanks to all the judges and the team we worked with on this project to make this a success, Daniel, Eze and Anna. Thanks guys.