PENSON’s Picks
The best London Lidos for Design

The best London Lidos for Design

With another hot balmy weekend on the horizon, what could be better than to jump into some outdoor water close to home? Amongst London’s array of outdoor swimming, we’ve selected the finest Lido’s for design, because, of course, a weekend wouldn’t feel right to us if it didn’t have design points. These Lidos are beauts for their classic turn...
PENSON's Pick: Quirkiest Events at Clerkenwell

PENSON’s Pick: Quirkiest Events at Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell Design Week has arrived again! Apart from getting very very excited here in the office (hey, it’s a designer thing) we have been avidly planning our three days in order to get to see what we want. It’s set to be the biggest and best Clerkenwell yet with the most events, experiences, installations and inspiring...
Salone del Mobile: Our top 5 picks to see

Salone del Mobile: Our top 5 picks to see

The thought of sorting through the hundreds of events at Salone del Mobile, one of the great annual furniture fairs, filled us with panic so we thought we’d cut down the choices to just a top 5 – perfect if you’re visiting the show for just one day. If like us, you’re heading to Milan for the weekend then a...
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...
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...
PENSON's Pick: Monkey-ing around

PENSON’s Pick: Monkey-ing around

Style mavens take note: the coolest lighting trend for 2017 fits perfectly in the workplace, not just at home. After all – quirky lighting should be enjoyed all the time – not least when we spend most of our time at work. PENSON are a crazy cool bunch when it comes down to designing spaces...
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...
PENSON's Pick: The Modern Pumpkin

PENSON’s Pick: The Modern Pumpkin

White white white and more white. That’s the answer to this years’ Halloween. And don’t underestimate its effectiveness. Just grab yourself a mini white pumpkin, paint on some details, and then you’ve got yourself a perfect display piece that’s good to go. Banish the orange and blacks and swap them for the crispness of a...
PENSON's Pick: Haute Couture design looks

PENSON’s Pick: Haute Couture design looks

It’s not often that Haute Couture looks and themes are relatable for us design geeks. Sometimes there are just too many jewels, monochrome palettes, pastel colours, and high-end fabrics that make us turn our heads towards the local design gallery for inspiration instead of something that resembles the set of a debutante ball. But last...
PENSON's Pick: Plants To Cheer Up Your Sad Work Desk

PENSON’s Pick: Plants To Cheer Up Your Sad Work Desk

The sun is peeking through heavy clouds a little more often in London and we cannot help but feel like the spring is finally trying to make a comeback. While it’s true that we’re far from the joys of outdoor barbeques and roaming city streets on skateboards without getting soaked, there must be a thing...
PENSON's Pick: Halloween in monochrome

PENSON’s Pick: Halloween in monochrome

If you’re sick and tired of traditional black and orange Halloween combo, look no further and get some inspiration to style your home in monochrome this year. Get yourself some art supplies and go knock yourself out. Spray paint pumpkins, halloween masks from previous year, old wine bottles or any odd looking objects and display them around the house. To jazz...
PENSON's Pick: Brooklyn Modern

PENSON’s Pick: Brooklyn Modern

For this weeks PENSON’s Pick we took inspiration from pared-back lofts from across the pond, where uber cool and thrifty Brooklynites yet again prove why they’re at the forefront of contemporary interior design scene. Brooklyn modern in a nutshell is an interesting mash up of Scandinavian minimalism, the 1970’s houseplant-haven look and vintage charm. The...