Tuesday, January 16, 2007

hub night - let us play


I can't believe that I never posted after the first Hub night, D'oh. Well it finally happend (back in October last year) and actual people that I didn't know turned up,I was very pleased with the turn out and somebody even wrote a nice review about the night, you can read about it here a much better review that I could manage, thank you Kate. Here is a picture of the hub team together with the guest speakers for the night, discussing the merits of our lovely little tubs of play doh. Many thanks to everyone who attended and thank you to Caroline for the photographs.

Things that make you go...


Every now and then I happen upon some thing that really grabs my interest, and leaves me staring slack jawed in amazement. One such thing I came across on TV last night was Skywood house. The home of fosters and partners CEO Graham Philips, it was at once familiar and at the same time entirely new. One of those exceptional pieces of architecture that become a such a cliched backdrop for film and television, commercials and music promos that you forget that it could possibly be someones house. However this programme revealed so much of the obsessive detail that underpinned the design of the space that it left me spellbound.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

Here we are, the first post of the year. Apologies for the patchy communications of the last couple of months, back with a bang. Christmas is but a memory and the new years eve hangover has cleared, thoughts now turn to what the year ahead will bring (or what we could bring to the year ahead)
This is traditionally a time of bold promises and good intentions, which generally speaking will fall in to two categories: the MORE resolutions and the LESS . Why don't we stop thinking out of guilt and look at the possibilities open to us, not for resolution but revolution. Now I'm not proposing that any one go out and overthow a government (its not that sort of blog) but more that we all take on something new this year, something that will get out creative juices flowing.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Hey look at that, nearly two months have passed since I last posted now I am sure that no one is reading but nevertheless i will make a renewed effort to post regularly in the new year. Things have been busy what with a new baby iminent and lot of home improvement to be done. Oh yes, and lets not forget the day job!
The hub night was a success but no seems like a distant memory, we have been offered a new venue for the next event at the innoveation centre, which is nice - it gives a bit of credibility to the whole thing. Hopefully we can attract the big names that were conspicuous in their absence at the last one!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

hub night is upon us

Well, what started as a notion back in may is tonight actually happening. I find it hard to believe what we have put in motion and the response that we have been getting. After a minotr set back in the form of the Play Bar having no record of our booking all is going ahead as planned, just some final checks to make, make sure I know what I'm going to say then just turn up!
Bring it on!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Just in case someone is reading

I thought I should post something. We have been busy over the last couple of weeks getting the website live and preparing the e-mailshot to promote the first hub event. I have been assured that the site will be live this afternoon which will mean that people will be able to register for the mailout and the events.
Since our visit to the 100% shows we have had a positive response from the Bombay sapphire foundation who are keen to know more about us. As soon as the site goes live we can get on with spreading the word, so far we have a mailing list of abut 55. This needs to grow considerably if we are going to get the numbers we are hoping for. We are at a point now where we are looking forward to the second and third events since there are people who have said that they will be unable to attend but would still like to be involved. When you think that all this was just a thought a few months ago, it really is amazing what you can achieve when you put it out there.

Monday, September 25, 2006

play bar to host first hub event

After convincing myself that finding a venue would be a difficult and costly excersise, we finallly have a home for the first event! The play bar on old street have offered us exclusive use of their upstairs bar on the 26th of October, all we have to do, is ensure that the bar spend is over £500 (shouldn't be hard as most of the creatives I know are partial to a shandy or two!) After a very positive response from the 100% shows at the weekend I am confident that we can attract quite a crowd.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

the hub spins!

The creative hub works! and spins!
we have gone around design show 100% design and spoke to people trying to raise interest, the response has been great so far!
We have managed to get the attention of BEDG, British European Design Group, who sponsor and support designers at their projects!

Also went to the east of the capital to get some interest and was good too!
well done everyone!
Miguel