Inspiration
What Milan 2018 taught us

What Milan 2018 taught us

This year the PENSONites dusted off their design hats and took a trip to Milan Design Week. It didn’t disappoint – what with the fab weather, the atmosphere and the food – the inspirational design we saw was just an added cherry on top of the Milan-styled cake. As expected, we learnt a few things along the...
London Fashion Week: Set Design on the Catwalk

London Fashion Week: Set Design on the Catwalk

Last month’s London Fashion Week shows brought some striking newcomers to the fashion scene but it was the most creative set designs that we were keeping an eye on. Limited in space but high in impact, the set design of a catwalk show is just as important as the clothes. The set marries the clothes with artistically...
PENSON's Pick: 10 Top Interior Trends of 2018 from Pinterest

PENSON’s Pick: 10 Top Interior Trends of 2018 from Pinterest

Whatever trends you were lusting over in 2017, it’s time to push them aside and get ready for 2018’s new influx of interior trends. Here, in no particular order we list our top 10 via a little help from Pinterest:   Patterned Plants – just like 2017’s obsession with plants, this year it’s all about patterned leaves...
Weekend Design Agenda: The best free art & design events in London this month

Weekend Design Agenda: The best free art & design events in London this month

This weekend is bursting full of FREE events in London to feed your design appetite. From the annual Lumiere festival to photography and poster design, this is a weekend full of creativity. Making use of the dark evenings, London is switched on and lit up by Lumiere, the experimental lights festival that comes to the city once...
PENSON's 2017 in ten concept images

PENSON’s 2017 in ten concept images

With 2017 behind us and a new year starting, we decided to take a look back on our year of inspiration and imagery mood boards. Every time we get a sniff of a new project we hit google images, Pinterest, magazines, old mood boards – you name it and we find it. It’s our unique source of...
PENSON's Pinterest Picks: Halloween Minimalism

PENSON’s Pinterest Picks: Halloween Minimalism

Ditch the orange, purple and black plastic! This is PENSON’s Halloween inspiration for all you design mavens out there – whether you’re throwing a party tomorrow night or not. Halloween isn’t just for kids. Create an autumnal scene in your communal space – at the office or at home. Subtle hints are all you need to...
Weekend Agenda | Katharina Grosse: This Drove My Mother Up The Wall

Weekend Agenda | Katharina Grosse: This Drove My Mother Up The Wall

PENSON love the abnormal in life and in design. Anything that turns the idea of art on its head is a winner in our books and Katharina Grosse‘s new exhibition at the South London Gallery is a perfect example. This exhibit explores what it is to go beyond the traditional limits of a canvas. On such...
Weekend Agenda | Ilkay

Weekend Agenda | Ilkay

To give you a better understanding of the people behind the sleek interiors of SEI and the green velvet ‘pub’ room at Google HQ, we decided to put down our tools for a moment and throw our doors wide open. Every now and again we introduce you to one PENSONite, where they share their weekend...
Notting Hill Carnival Inspiration

Notting Hill Carnival Inspiration

It’s been hailed the most colourful Notting Hill Carnival yet. If anyone went along to last weekend’s famed event then you will have witnessed a great foray of colour for sure. PENSON got thinking – colour is the simplest tool that you can use to brighten any mood. It so easily translates into interiors & accessories. So what...
Perch Light event at Moooi

Perch Light event at Moooi

If colouring in for adults is the new craze then origami needs to be on your to-do list too. It’s the perfect aid for relaxation. A few weeks ago the PENSON team crafted their own exquisite origami at the launch of the Perch Light at Moooi. PENSONites left feeling re-energised & crafty after just a...
PENSON's Pick: Neon Lighting - Art and Ambience

PENSON’s Pick: Neon Lighting – Art and Ambience

We haven’t posted in a while for all you design fiends, so what better theme to kick back off on than the artistry that is neon lights. What else seamlessly combines art with ambience & atmosphere creation? Spring still hasn’t yet reached us here in London which means that lighting in the early evenings is...
Summer Reading List For Design Geeks | Part 1

Summer Reading List For Design Geeks | Part 1

Somewhere, despite the weather here, it’s spring. If you’re like us, that means you’re already looking for something new to read over summer. Whether you are looking for a perfect coffee table book for those rainy summer nights or a book you could take to the beach – here’s a selection of books that have caught...