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The History of Lighting from Gas Lamps to LED

Posted on 13 Sep, 2023

From flickering gas lamps casting an eerie glow on cobblestone streets to the crisp, energy-efficient beams of LED lights illuminating our modern world, the evolution of lighting has been nothing short of remarkable. As humans progressed through centuries, so did our need for better ways to light up our surroundings. Today, we take for granted the convenience and versatility of indoor and outdoor lighting options that seamlessly integrate with our daily lives. We wanted use our latest blog to reflect upon the fascinating journey that led us from primitive flames to cutting-edge technologies that not only brighten our world but also minimise energy consumption.

The history of artificial lighting begins with the humble oil lamp, which can be dated back as far as ... Continue reading >

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The Rise in Popularity of Garden Rooms and Outside Home Offices

Posted on 29 Aug, 2023

With more people working remotely and seeking alternative work environments, garden offices have emerged as a popular choice for those looking to strike the perfect balance between productivity and tranquillity. As companies specialising in these unique outdoor workspaces report an unprecedented surge in orders, it is evident that this trend is here to stay.

Offering a cost-effective solution with an average price tag of just £3,000, these garden offices provide individuals with a dedicated space for work, free from distractions, and surrounded by nature.

Benefits of having a garden room or outside home office

A garden room or outside home office offers a multitude of benefits, especially when i... Continue reading >

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Designing a Home Office that Promotes Well-Being

Posted on 11 Aug, 2023

With the rise of remote work and freelance opportunities, more people are seeking to create a dedicated space that not only supports productivity but also promotes overall well-being. Designing a home office that prioritises self-care, emotional and physical well-being, as well as a healthy work-life balance are crucial. By carefully considering elements such as lighting, ergonomic furniture, plants and personal touches, individuals can transform their workspace into an oasis of tranquillity where they can thrive both professionally and personally.

In our blog during the pandemic we looked at working from home and how to set up a home office. Here we will re-explore and update practical tips to help you design your dream home office with well-being at the forefront.

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Creative Ways to Showcase Your Design Projects Using Photography and Software

Posted on 01 Aug, 2023

The Power of Visual Storytelling in Design Projects In the world of design, visual storytelling has become an essential tool for capturing the attention of audiences and conveying a message effectively. By combining the power of photography and software, designers can create compelling narratives that showcase their projects in a unique and captivating way. Visual storytelling allows designers to evoke emotions, communicate ideas, and engage viewers on a deeper level. It goes beyond simply displaying a design project; it tells a story that resonates with the audience. Importance of Showcasing Design Projects Using Photography Photography plays a pivotal role in showcasing design projects. It of... Continue reading >

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Unveiling the Origins: The First Camera and Its Inventor

Posted on 18 Jul, 2023

Photography has become an integral part of our lives, allowing us to capture and preserve precious moments for eternity. But have you ever wondered where it all began? The fascinating journey of photography traces back to the invention of the first camera. In this blog we are delving into the origins of photography and exploring the remarkable story behind the creation of the first camera.

The invention of the first camera and its significance

The birth of the camera can be attributed to a brilliant inventor named Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. In the early 19th century, Niépce successfully captured the first permanent photograph using a device he called the "heliograph". This groundbreaking achievement, accomplished in 1826, marked the dawn of a new era... Continue reading >

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Tea or Coffee? The Importance of Taking Work Breaks

Posted on 03 Jul, 2023

Taking a tea or coffee break at work is more than just a routine task in the UK, it's an essential part of office life that's been embedded in the working classes for decades. Tea and coffee breaks not only help workers to relax but also provide additional benefits that can have a significant impact on their productivity.

Tea and coffee breaks help to boost productivity

From morning brews to midday pick-me-ups, these breaks have become an integral part of the workplace culture. However, many people may not realise that taking tea and coffee breaks can actually help boost productivity levels at work.

Studies have shown that taking regular micro breaks of around 10 minut... Continue reading >

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The Evolution of Coffee Shop Design: Tracing Back to the First Coffee Shop

Posted on 13 Jun, 2023

Coffee shops have become a staple in modern society, with people enjoying their cups of coffee while catching up with friends, reading a book or getting some work done. However, the design of coffee shops has evolved significantly over the years, from the first coffee shop to the modern-day coffee shops we see today. As we are partial to a cup of coffee or two in our office, we thought we'd explore the history of coffee shop design, tracing back to the first coffee shop, and how it has evolved over the years.

Introduction to Coffee Shop Design

Coffee shop design goes beyond the aesthetics of the space. It involves the layout, lighting, furniture and even the music played in the background. A well-designed coffee shop can create a warm and ... Continue reading >

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Conquering the Job Search Blues: Tips for Overcoming Self-Doubt

Posted on 23 May, 2023

The job search process can be a rollercoaster of emotions, from the excitement of finding a promising job opening to the discouragement of not hearing back from potential employers. It's easy to fall into a cycle of self-doubt and feel like giving up altogether. However, it's important to remember that everyone experiences setbacks and rejection during their job search. The key is to develop strategies to overcome those negative feelings and stay motivated throughout the process. In this article, we'll explore some tips for conquering the job search blues and building your confidence as a job seeker. From focusing on your strengths to building a support network, these strategies can help you stay positive and motivated on your path to finding your dream job. So, let's dive in and start ... Continue reading >

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Don't Let Nerves Get in the Way: How to Control Your Anxiety During an Interview

Posted on 11 May, 2023

Whether you are having an in-person, remote or telephone job interview they are stressful experiences, even for the most experienced professionals. The pressure to make a good impression, answer questions correctly and demonstrate your skills and experience can lead to anxiety and stress that can negatively impact your performance. However, with the right mindset and preparation, you can easily control your nerves and ace your interview. In this article, we'll explore some simple but effective techniques to help you manage anxiety during an interview, so you can present yourself with confidence and composure.

Understanding Anxiety and Its Effects During an Interview

It's natural to feel nervous before an interview, but it's important to un... Continue reading >

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To Panel or Not to Panel

Posted on 25 Apr, 2023

Panelling is an interior design technique whereby rigid panels – often wooden, though other materials have gone in and out of fashion – are installed on the interior (and sometimes exterior) walls of a property. The technique achieved its greatest popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries, when it was applied to the homes of the rich and influential. Back then, it served as a form of crude insulation, preventing the chill from bare stone walls from leaching into the room. These days, it is more likely to be applied for decorative effect, which also explains the growth in faux panelling for interior design work.

In this article, we’re chatting about both ‘real’ panelling and faux panelling and taking a look at some of the advantages in both of them. Continue reading >

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