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TALKING TO: BILL KEELING, CO-OWNER OF PRESTAT CHOCOLATES

Author: Studio    |    Category: Talking To
15th April 2014

Easter isn’t just the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus or a long bank holiday weekend, it also represents a celebration of all things chocolate, with chocolatiers around the world looking at new ways of exciting our expectant taste buds. For this week's blog, we caught up with entrepreneur/chocolatier and co-owner of Prestat, Bill Keeling, for an insight into the history of the Queen’s favourite chocolate brand, the creative process behind their bold and colourful designs and their plans for Easter.

STUDIO JOURNAL: WILLIAM KENT: DESIGNING GEORGIAN BRITAIN

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
4th April 2014

The V&A has always been a museum that takes a multidisciplinary approach, with collections ranging from fine art and fashion to interior design and so it only seems apt that the focus of this multi-faceted institutions’ latest exhibition is the polymath, William Kent.

Labour and Wait

STUDIO TOP SPOT: LABOUR AND WAIT

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Top Spot
25th March 2014

With Spring on our doorstep and the subsequent ‘spring clean’ looming, we thought we would recommend a gem of a general store from which you can buy the simple and functional tools you need, all in timeless and stylish designs.

Ceviche Logo

DON CEVICHE

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
5th March 2014

Popular Peruvian restaurant, Ceviche, has been an enormous success since it first opened its doors on Frith Street in Soho. The Studio’s been lucky enough to obtain the recipe for Ceviche’s signature dish, Don Ceviche, to help us create some authentic and delicious Peruvian cuisine.

Fashion East's Ashley Williams AW14 Show

STUDIO TOP SPOT: FASHION EAST

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Top Spot
21st February 2014

For those in the know, London Fashion Week favourite, Fashion East, is the ‘must see’ collection of designers, whom every September and February set the bar in what young creative talent believe will be the next biggest trends.

Torso Trunk, 2013

KEITH SONNIER AT PACE GALLERY NEW YORK

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
12th February 2014

Situated at Pace Gallery on West 25th Street, just a couple of blocks from our New York Studio, Keith Sonnier, one of New York’s neon masters, is showcasing a wide range of his wall-mounted works in his exhibition entitled Elysian Plain + Early Works.

Arcola Theatre

ARCOLA THEATRE

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Top Spot
31st January 2014

Housed in a converted paint factory in Dalston, Arcola Theatre has become a fast favourite for the established theatre literati as well as a venue synonymous with shining the limelight on emerging creative talent.

Maddy's Fish Bar

TALKING TO: MADELINE INOUE

Author: Studio    |    Category: Talking To
24th January 2014

Daniel Monk, Design Team Director at MBDS, caught up with Madeline Inoue for a guest post on the Studio’s blog.

Arnold Goron

TALKING TO: ARNOLD GORON

Author: Studio    |    Category: Talking To
13th January 2014

Whether it is sculpture, set design or illustration, Arnold Goron applies his intrinsic love for original design to all of his projects. Taking objects and placing them in abstract contexts, Arnold works without boundaries and revels in the prospect of introducing new ideas to his increasing fan base.

Lily Vanilli

Lily Vanilli

Author: Studio    |    Category: Talking To
19th December 2013

With the holiday season upon us there’s no better time to discuss all things indulgent. Whether it’s feasting, drinking or dancing, this special time of year encourages guilt-free pleasure and what better way to celebrate than with a feature dedicated to the tantalising cake creations of Lilly Vanilli.

L'ArcoBaleno

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
13th December 2013

Never has there been such a great moment as the present for design lovers to trawl through websites, blogs and social networks for inspirational content that will help spark creativity.

L’ArcoBaleno, the online market place where you can both discover and buy incredible design, is a great example of a contemporary resource that is as inspirational as it is educational. With its beautiful name (L’ArcoBaleno means Rainbow in Italian), the site is committed to enlivening the global design conversation by merging a curated market place with intriguing editorial content.

Jessica Barensfeld

New York with Jessica Barensfeld

Author: Studio    |    Category: A City With
29th November 2013

Formerly a breeding ground for artists, the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn is now home to fashionable elite who are drawn to the locations increasing selection of hip boutiques, restaurants and bars. Moments away from the daily traffic of Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue however, artists such as Jessica Barensfeld continue to champion the creative lifestyle originally synonymous with the neighbourhood.

5 Beekman Street

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
25th November 2013

Built between 1881 and 1883, 5 Beekman Street was the first high-rise building in New York. While it now may fall into the shadows of neighbouring skyscrapers, the building still retains a sense of superiority for its impressive exterior and interior architecture.

A. Sauvage

Talking to: A. Sauvage

Author: Studio    |    Category: Talking To
15th November 2013

Adrien Sauvage is the unconventional tailor whose brand of classic English meets traditional African style is encouraging a Renaissance in British menswear. Born and raised in London but of Ghanaian decent, Sauvage’s rise to the role of esteemed menswear designer is a story that has inspired his diverse creative vision.

Wilton's front door

Wilton's Music Hall

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Top Spot
8th November 2013

While Wilton’s may be one of the world’s oldest music halls, it still stands as one of London’s best kept secrets. Hidden down a back alley in East London, the shabby exterior of this Victorian building serves as a teaser to the architectural charm displayed within its walls.

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