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one size

In the run up to Open Space South West we have been thinking a lot about spaces and services, and how they relate. We have also been thinking about digital service design a lot recently. How best can you translate an offline service online? Digital service design is not just...

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innopints 4

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.” Henry Ford For those of who you who are uninitiated into the dark world of innopints – it’s a loose gathering of vagrants, who have shared interests at the interface of innovation and pints, founded by George Julian. A few people...

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Lifecyles and Ideas

A couple of weeks ago I was staying with friends and we drove past a really striking dead tree. The tree’s form was twisted and knarled, a deep grey, silhouetted against the bright blue sky. It struck me how beautiful the dead tree was, and made me think more broadly,...

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Loot

While financial markets started to melt-down over the last week or so, so did public order. On Saturday 6th August, riots and looting started in Tottenham, which swiftly spread to other parts of London and key cities across England. I saw Mr Reeves of Reeves Furnishings, Croydon, watch as the...

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popped_up

Since moving south west two years ago I have been struck by the range of supportive creative networks and communities out there, connecting virtually through social media, and physically, through Plymouth based meetups Devon Social Media Cafe and Creative Brkfst events, and Designed in Devon meetups in Exeter. At Redfront we often advise people on...

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snips and cuts

After all the hulubaloo about the spending review, the fact that the arts were near the bottom of the list, and obviously not a priority, may well create opportunities to make our mark. There will be less regular funding, and some arts organisations and artists will inevitably be hit hard,...

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