Inspiration
PENSON's Pick: Mannequins

PENSON’s Pick: Mannequins

You had a chance to meet PENSON’s official mascot Regina Phalange last year when we moved to our brand new studio by Tower Bridge. She still proudly guards our studio and enjoys every bit of attention from us and visitors. PENSON team doesn’t do things in halves, so this year we decorated Regina with Christmas...
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...
Halloween Costume Inspiration For Architects

Halloween Costume Inspiration For Architects

Halloween has been fast approaching and today we wanted to provide you with some inspiration for your costume. Other professionals have it easy: doctors can wear their scrubs and policemen can wear their uniform, but what can architects do for an occupation-themed costume? It turns out that question was already answered back in 1931. The below...
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.
The Best of #FridayFacts

The Best of #FridayFacts

Every Friday on our Twitter (if you’re not following us, why not?) we post a #FridayFact: something found within the depths of the Internet and dragged to the forefront because we thought a few of you might find comfort, laughter, inspiration or even admiration in it. From the genuinely surprising, to the frankly unsettling, here...
PENSON's Pick: Home Offices

PENSON’s Pick: Home Offices

As somebody who spent her entire three years at university building up work experience by collaborating to various online magazines and websites, I know how hard it can be to try working from home. It seems like it would be the easiest thing in the world, but when it gets to midday and you’re trying to...
The Best Art & Design Instagram Accounts

The Best Art & Design Instagram Accounts

As the “Social Guru” of PENSON – yes, that really is my job title – I thought it would be nice to incorporate a little extra social media into the blog this week and discuss some of our favourite art and design based Instagram accounts. Instagram is a wonderful source of inspiration, well, most of Instagram is,...
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...
PENSON's Pick: Organisation

PENSON’s Pick: Organisation

If you’re anything like us (and by us I mean me) then you’ll be an advocate for all things neat and tidy. I like things to be perfectly aligned at a right angle, organised in height order and grouped by colour and/or item. In the world of design things can sometimes get a little hectic,...