THE BLOG

01
Apr

Photoshoot with the Tanner Brothers @ The Kentish Hare

Had the pleasure to shoot James & Chris Tanner at the Kentish Hare this week. Such passionate, enthusiastic, inspiring chaps!!

Great day on set and defo worth a visit to this beautiful part of Kent countryside. And yes the Chocolate Pavé tasted better than it looked… go on, get yourself over there and try it yourself!

www.thekentishhare.com

 

 

28
Jan

Happy Chinese New Year 2017!!!

So whats the Chinese year all about? 

Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Today millions of people across the world are preparing to gather with family, get out the firecrackers and celebrate the Spring Festival. Here’s a handy guide to the most anticipated event in the Chinese calendar – from the origins of the Chinese zodiac to the traditions and the superstitions surrounding the celebrations. May the Year of the Rooster be prosperous and happy for you!!!

The Chinese zodiac

In Chinese culture, each year is named after one of twelve animals of the traditional zodiac. There are various legends that explain how this came about. One has it that twelve animals came to visit the Buddha when he asked for visitors. As a reward, the Buddha named the years after each animal as they came before him. The Chinese believe that people take on the special qualities of the animal of their birth year. The Chinese calendar also assigns animals to months, days and even times of day though. It’s fairly complicated, so have a look at Wikipedia if you’re interested!

Here’s a list of the animals and the qualities you might have if you’re born in that year:

In 2017, Chinese New Year falls on 28 January when it will be the Year of the Rooster. The Chinese New Year starts in late January or early February because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar – i.e. based on the moon and the sun (not just the sun like the Gregorian calendar).

As well as being this year’s animal, as early as the 6th century AD, it was customary in China to paste an image of a rooster on the door on the first day of the lunar New Year to protect the household. The rooster is associated with the sun – at cockcrow all the darkness of evil is thought to disappear. Isn’t that a nice thought to end on?

SOURCE: http://british.museumblog.org/everything-you-need-to-know-about-chinese-new-year/

10
Jan

Colour lesson – CMYK / RGB. What do these letters mean?

So what is CMYK and RGB colour?

Simple!

CMYK = Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (Black is K and stands for Key plate)

RGB = Red, Green, Blue

We use CMYK for printing. These four coloured inks combined make up all the colours you’ll find in everything printed – Magazines, Brochures, Flyers etc. CMYK is subtractive, just like paint as you add more colour, eventually everything will turn black. So next time your reading a Magazine / Flyer take a close look at the image and try to see if you can see the dots making up the colour.

RGB coloured light is used for screens – for example your TV, Mobile, Tablet, SatNav & Camera’s display RGB. More colours can be produced than CMYK. RGB is additive, just like the way real light creates colours. You start with black (darkness) and as you add lights of more colours you eventually get white (all colours shining together like a regular lightbulb) RGB can create millions of different colours using the spectrum of light.

FACT ALERT – CMYK dates back to 1906, when the Eagle Printing Ink Company used this process for the first time! RGB aws used in TV’s back 1928!!!

If you have any more design questions, please feel free to let us know, happy to help!

 

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22
Oct

Omnivore World Tour – London

Heard of it?!? Bet you haven’t but as a keen follower of new exciting pop up food shows this is one to watch! This weekend the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch will be hosting Omnivore Worldwide Tour. Omnivore has cherry picked the worlds best chefs for master classes from Tom Aikens, Nuno Mendes come and join me I’m dead excited!!

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29
Jul

#BrentsBack

Check out Twitter today, there’s a new emoji trending to celebrate the upcoming release of David Brent the movie – Life on the Road!! To view the emoji of Brent doing his infamous “dance”, hashtag #BrentsBack

Expect to see more creative solutions in the upcoming weeks!! 

08
Jul

Summer has arrived!

So June has come and gone, the weather folks predicted the hottest summer on record, all I seemed to remember was it raining and wearing wellies in June..

But the splendid wet warm month of June has meant a bumper year for soft fruits, don’t believe me check out the pics from the studio garden.

Fantastic crop, try it yourself – grow your own and feel awesome when the fruits of your labour pay off! Sorry about the pun 🍓

21
May

Rickmansworth Canal Festival 2016

If your stuck for an idea this weekend we’ve got the perfect family day out for you!

Head over to the Rickmansworth Canal Festival –  https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/events/2016-05-21-rickmansworth-festival-2016 plenty of different activities for all ages!

Beer tent and live music for Mums and Dads, and plenty of attractions for the kids!

Parking available in the Aquadrone car park, get there early to avoid the que.

12
May

Mirror, mirror on a wall…

As I was walking through Covent Garden today something took my eye, the brand new Mirror art installation called ‘Reflect London’, but theres more to this than meets the eye… I can only imagine what the brief was…

Brief – we want to build a brand new restaurant in Covent Garden, updating the currently Grade II-listed building but want to make the boardings a feature…

Solution – cover the boardings with Mirrors and call it a Art Installation, name it Reflect London… Genius!

So this is it, 67 mirrors all pointing at different angles covering some 32,000 square feet.

 

 

Covent Garden Mirrors

16
Apr

Fun Kids Afternoon for Charity!!

Good morning all, if you have no plans set for this afternoon (Saturday 16th April 2016) head over to Rickmansworth Golf Course from 1-4pm for plenty of activities to keep the kids happy and all in the name of charity!!!


27
Mar

Happy Easter!!

Wishing you a very happy #Easter from everyone @SheridanDesign 🐣🌻🐰 CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR MESSAGE!!