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Month: February 2015

  • The changing shape of the UK’s enormous public sector property estate

    Posted on February 25, 2015 by Charles Marks

    There was a time, not so long ago, when nobody worried too much about the shape of the rooms that led off the corridors of power. But the pressure on UK public finances has politicised the design, management and very ownership of the UK’s public sector buildings. The latest example, published only this week, is […]

  • Have I got hues for you? The role of colour in office design

    Posted on February 25, 2015 by Charles Marks

    Colour forecasting is one of the often under-the-radar disciplines that help to identify and shape trends in product and interior design. That is why designers keep an eye out for the latest announcements from Pantone or DuPont for their colours of the year, seek the guidance of organisations such as the International Colour Authority or […]

  • How patterns tap into our instincts to help us be more creative and happy

    Posted on February 11, 2015 by Charles Marks


    The ability to recognise patterns is innate. We do it instinctively and often unconsciously. We look for patterns and where none exist we impose them, grouping things together according to their colour, shape, texture, number, taste, smell, touch or function and our own pattern psychology. We do this to make sense of the world and […]