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Upcoming Design Events. Part I

Upcoming Design Events. Part I

As a team of interior designers we always look for opportunities to take a sneak peek at tomorrow’s trendy creations.  And how could we not? New technology and innovative ideas inspire us to create intelligent, beautiful and tailored designs PENSON is known for. With this in mind, this week we decided to share our favourite major design...
PENSON's Pick: Home library

PENSON’s Pick: Home library

You’ve started wearing your thick pyjamas with long sleeves. You go to work in the pitch black, you come home in the pitch black. Every borough has a Christmas market; and 10 degrees is considered a heat wave ….  It’s official – Wintertime is here. I greet December with mixed emotions: firstly sad about how horrible and grey...
“The Master of Glow” has gone to “Gods Own Junkyard”

“The Master of Glow” has gone to “Gods Own Junkyard”

This week we heard the sad news that Chris Bracey passed away aged 59 after losing his battle to cancer. Chris Bracey was the founder of Gods Own Junkyard, a known for designing iconic neon lights he transform neon signage into an art form. He became a well know British artist creating and designing some...
Did you see us last night on The Apprentice - no deadwood with us!! "We’re hired!"

Did you see us last night on The Apprentice – no deadwood with us!! “We’re hired!”

The 2014 BBC The Apprentice will be remembered for Lord Sugar removing the ‘deadwood’ and without doubt no one will forget when he fired three candidates in one episode. Last night Lord Sugar’s task was to set up an online channel, which will go viral and gain millions of hits. As this was an internet...
Translating LFW Trends To Design

Translating LFW Trends To Design

As I’m sure you’re all aware, last week London Fashion Week descended on the capital and flooded the streets with stylish megababes in extravagant outfits. We all paid close attention to the shows as the week unfolded, as we believe that it’s important for the world of design to take huge influences from the world...
5 Great Interior Design Books

5 Great Interior Design Books

One of our favourite things about the interior design industry is the levels of interest and passion that it’s inhabitants possess for their jobs. You’ll rarely find an interior designer who isn’t inspired by new designs from other interior designers. It’s an industry of sharing and supporting, and we thought we’d spread that love a...
PENSON's Pick: Loft Conversions

PENSON’s Pick: Loft Conversions

I remember learning from a young age that if somebody had a loft conversion they were admired by all. I would hear my parents whispering in the kitchen about Tracey and Jack from the down the road and how they’d had various builders and decorators in and out for the last two weeks. Maybe they were getting a...
Those Who Live In Glass Houses...

Those Who Live In Glass Houses…

…should remember to close the curtains before getting changed. They should also check out this list, because there’s a 99% chance I’ve included their home as an example of how glass houses don’t have to be monstrous and clinical, they can be warm and comfortable, and they can place the inhabitant back into nature.
5 Design Exhibitions Not To Miss This Summer

5 Design Exhibitions Not To Miss This Summer

Useful + Beautiful @ Geffrye Museum Until Monday 25th August Admission £5/£3 concessions This exhibition of forward-thinking interior designers features everything from furniture and textiles to funky lighting and humble wallpaper, as well as the best new garden furniture outside among the flowerbeds. Leading international designers will have their work displayed alongside plenty of high-quality...
PENSON's Pick: Balconies

PENSON’s Pick: Balconies

Another first Monday of the month, another PENSON’s Pick. This time around we’re taking a look at balconies, the tiny piece of outdoor space that can completely transform your home if given the attention it deserves. The key to a great and, more importantly, useful balcony is to forget the idea that it’s to be used...
The Best Uses Of The Stag Head Trend

The Best Uses Of The Stag Head Trend

Here at PENSON HQ one of the first sights you’re greeted by upon arrival (other than our extensive collection of awards of course) is the giant moose head that lives on our entrance wall. Animals are in fashion, whether it’s pugs on Instagram, cats on Tumblr, or foxes on t-shirts, we’re all obsessed with cute critters. As a...
The Wagstaff Clerkenwell Showroom by PENSON

The Wagstaff Clerkenwell Showroom by PENSON

Wagstaff, a modern office furniture supplier, needed a flexible interior space that would showcase their products without overpowering their designs. A unique retail experience was our answer, where the view from the outside is just as important as the one on the inside. Using a system of grids both in the floor and in large...