Posts tagged "art"
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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 Reappointed On University of the Arts London Framework

PENSON Reappointed On University of the Arts London Framework

Today we are happy to announce that PENSON have been reappointed on the University of the Arts London three year framework for architectural and interior design services covering all properties across London (it’s a bit of a mouthful, but it’s still great). University of the Arts London is Europe’s largest specialist arts and design uni, with close to...
The Best Kanye West Design Moments

The Best Kanye West Design Moments

One of my favourite new additions to the design world is Kanye West – a rap megastar with a skewed view of the world turning up at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design to give a lecture to the students from the top of a table was one of the greatest architectural moments of 2013. This...
PENSON'S Pick: Feature Walls

PENSON’S Pick: Feature Walls

What was the one phrase that was said so many times on Changing Rooms it nearly made your ears bleed? “Feature wall”? That’s the one. The feature wall is everyone’s go to solution when they’re trying to revamp a room on a budget or to a deadline. It’s cheap, easy and – if it’s done...
PENSON: Professional Graffiti Artists

PENSON: Professional Graffiti Artists

A few weeks ago a couple of the PENSON team abandoned the comfort of their sofas to spend an evening in a freezing cold Shoreditch alleyway trying their hand at being graffiti superstars with some actual graffiti superstars from The Graffiti Life Gallery. Here’s Team PENSON getting into the spirit of things alongside their ‘City’...
PENSON's Picks: Mirrors

PENSON’s Picks: Mirrors

Without mirrors today’s society would crumble – how else would we know whether we look like Beyonce or Boyle in the morning? Of course on top of that you have the fact that the right mirror can transform any room into perfection and can act as a beautiful statement piece in an area that might...
PENSON's Picks: Chairs

PENSON’s Picks: Chairs

The dictionary definition for chair is “a separate seat for one person, typically with a back and four legs.” Thanks to some inspiring design developments and a selection of talented people thinking outside the box, there is now nothing typical about the chair – a back and four legs is becoming a necessity of the past....