Monthly Archives: June 2012

Love Architecture? Love collaboration.

As part of Brighton’s Love Architecture festival, which is taking place right now, arts commentator Cara Courage has put together an exhibition of Jim Stephenson’s photography of Conran and Partners’ architectural projects. The exhibition, entitled Collaboration, explores one of the many collaborations that typify architecture: between photographers and architects.

© Jim Stephenson

© Jim Stephenson

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Friday Tip: We’re bad at keeping secrets

This week’s Friday Tip comes from Orla, one of Conran Studio‘s brand design team.

Shhh!

You may have heard of Secret Cinema, the themed pop-up cinema experience which involves a lot of dressing up and just as much fun. Last December, the team behind Secret Cinema opened a pop-up restaurant along similar lines, ingeniously titled Secret Restaurant.

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Hoverhauling Brighton

Excuse the pun, please.

The head of our Brighton architecture office, Paul Zara, took to The Argus recently to talk about Brighton and Hove’s acute housing crisis, and his opinions on how to solve it.

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Friday Tip: Run to the grills

Here’s a scenario for you. You spend all week looking longingly out of the window at the scorching sunshine, trying on Hawaiian shirts, and listening to the B-52’s, the taste of the grill on your lips…only for a rainy weekend to ruin your BBQ plans.

Sound familiar?

We live in a country where, sadly, contingency planning for anything we do outdoors is quite important. So we thought we’d help you out.

Here’s Sam, wordsmith for Conran Singh and former New Yorker, on the best places to get a cheap burger in London, when you can’t use your own grill.

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Friday Tip: Keep clam and carry on

Another Friday, another Friday Tip. This week, we asked Stephen Barber, Strategy Director at Conran Singh, to show us the way.

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Looking $100 billion

Last month, we launched our new Facebook timeline, which allows you to dip into our heritage, as well as keep up to date with our latest news.

It’s a work in progress, but we think it’s already looking pretty neat.

Conran on Facebook

The good people at Shiny Shiny seem to agree: they just included Conran in their roundup of ‘Cool Facebook brand timelines‘, alongside the likes of Starbucks, Red Bull, and the US Army!

Conran on Facebook @ Shiny Shiny

You can find Conran’s Facebook page here. If there’s more you think we could be doing with it, please let us know.

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