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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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The Benefits of Design Placements and Internships

Posted on 18 Apr, 2023

If you’re looking for a design job in the UK or abroad, it’s essential that you have a rich and varied CV to back up your application. Whilst prospective employers are always on the look out for good grades and relevant qualifications, one of the best ways to impress is by undergoing a design placement or internship with a company, either as a gap year or as part of your course.

During lockdown these were very hard to find and were often remote internships which were not ideal. Now companies are open to bringing young designers onsite although competition is fierce to find these opportunities. In this article, we’re going to discuss the many benefits of design placements and internships, why you try your best to find one and how they can help ... Continue reading >

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How Brexit has Affected the Design Industry

Posted on 30 Mar, 2023

Can you believe it? It's now more than three years since Brexit, when the UK formally stopped being a member state of the European Union, and over two years since the end of the transition period and the signing of a trade deal between the two states. So much has happened since then!

Brexit has meant a complete overhaul of business practices and conventions that most companies in the UK had been used to dealing with over the 40+ years we had been a member. No industry has been unaffected by the process (though some have suffered worse than others) and the design sector is no different.

In this article, we’re going to look at some key areas in which Brexit and the subsequent changes in legislation have affected our industry.

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