Manchester, Home of the Cagoule

Manchester, Home of the Cagoule

A few weeks ago saw the doors open to Patagonia’s first brand destination in the UK. Their move follows that of fellow outdoor brand Fjallraven, the Swedish label having also selected Manchester as the location for its first UK store. So why Manchester? It has a reputation for being cold and wet and has a strong tradition of big coat culture….makes perfect sense.

Outsiders - A Sustainable Story

Outsiders - A Sustainable Story

Last week we were invited to give a talk at BRE about sustainable retail design. BRE is a world leading multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve the built environment through research and knowledge generation.

How Green Are We? Measuring Sustainability in Design

How Green Are We? Measuring Sustainability in Design

Sustainability is quite a wide-spread term these days and can refer to a large range of practices and professions all looking to do their bit for the environment.

Sustainability Stories: the Brands Going Green

Sustainability Stories: the Brands Going Green

Sustainability within design is becoming more relevant by the day, and with this in mind, we feel that these three brands in particular are pioneering the movement.

Sustainable Building Projects: the Rise of Floating Architecture

Sustainable Building Projects: the Rise of Floating Architecture

Floating architecture has become more significant over recent years, due to increasing problems resulting from a shortage of development sites, leading to building in flood-prone regions...