Wading our way through the world of design isn’t easy. PENSON’s work is a bi-product of never-ending research and heated discussions over a cupa. All those hours spent doing research, tweaking architectural drawings, perfecting mood boards, completing renders, selecting samples and writing reports often stay behind closed doors, so do the individuals who make it all happen.A lot of our ‘work’ gets done on our spare time: reading books, flicking through magazines, visiting exhibitions and trade shows, going to gigs, pinteresting – we draw inspiration from everyday life and try to translate it into our designs.

To give you a better understanding of the people behind Del Boy’s living room in the Youtube HQ and a green velvet room at Google HQ, we decided to down our tools for a moment and throw our doors wide open: every now and again we’ll be introducing you to one PENSONite, where they will share their weekend game plan with you.

This week it’s our guuuurl Joanna. Full-time designer at PENSON and avid longboarding & artisan chocolate aficionado she, unlike the rest of us, seems to have more than 24 hours in a day. She’s just  moved houses and has taken full creative control of all refurb. Jo is clearly a lady who takes matters into her own hands! 

 Look at this 

Alexander Calder at Tate Modern


 Read this 

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp 

Eat this 

Guinness Cake

See this 



Drink this 

Pina Colada 

Watch this

Twin Peaks

 Listen to this

The Raveonettes

I’ve discovered this Danish band after a gig at Oval Space last week. They were pretty good live!


 Do this

Crystal Maze