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Learning from Nature to Build a More Resilient Future

As part of its Beautiful Thinking campaign, global modular flooring specialist, Interface, has been working with experts who are driving real innovation in their industry and beyond to create stunning design or reduce negative impact on the environment. In this blog, Melissa Sterry, a biomimetics expert and this month’s beautiful thinker, explains how we can […]

Creating a Sleep Sanctuary

 The importance of a good night’s sleep has hit the headlines again recently. Poor or irregular sleep is linked to a myriad of health problems and can affect almost every aspect of our lives. Dr Neil Stanley, independent sleep expert for luxury British bed maker, Vispring, offers advice to interior designers and their clients about […]

Interior Design and the CSCS debate

The CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) was set up to increase working standards on UK construction sites, and possession of CSCS cards is fast becoming the industry norm for UK construction sites and industry staff; many sites operating on a no card, no access basis. As an interior designer specializing in spatial planning and redesign […]

SBID Business Breakfast Meeting: Zip Heaters

I and my Zip colleagues welcomed guests, who consisted of designers, showrooms and specifiers to the Zip showroom in Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell. They were taken on a tour of various display areas within the building, including Zip’s instant drinking water products before networking in our high-tech kitchen area where executive chef Nigel Smith and celebrity […]

Word on the Street!

Our trend spotters have been busy scouting around the latest design events to see what’s current and what’s next in the world of interiors. Here’s a round up of our findings… Instagrammed Orange, Yellow and Green It’s all about colour combinations, rather than a single accent colour. Apple green paired with chartreuse, rust, canary yellow […]