In 2019 we decided to build an extra 2 bedrooms on the top of a flat-roofed double garage. The Design social made this process very easy and stress-free. Guidance was given throughout the application to the council, and to the practicalities on the build as a whole. A very impressive attention to detail and understanding… Continue reading Brett Naylor – Planning Application – Review
Dominic at Noble Day Associates approached us to help design a website for his new startup company. The brief was to include options for Dominic & his staff to add portfolio work, new project updates & news items. Read the project post by clicking this link
As Transport and Fleet manager at Leicestershire County Council, I used Barnaby to create some images of a specialist vehicle we were planning to have built. The images were created and subsequently used in our design meetings to ensure the vehicle met our needs. Using full colour detailed images allowed the work force to visualise… Continue reading Nick Carvell, Leicestershire County Council – Concept Design – Review
We have launched our new website & company branding to coincide with our partnership marketing campaign with Forest Hill Golf Club & Conference Centre. Please feel free to contact us with any projects you might like to discuss or with any feedback on our new design.
You may have noticed that it has been a while since any updates have been added to the site. Since September 2016, The Design Social has been providing support to Siemens for BIM 3D modelling on Crossrail. It’s been good fun working on the project again & we’re very happy that Siemens were impressed enough… Continue reading Crossrail… Again – Update
Barnaby developed a Web site for my business Finny-Foo-Fars Beauty Box and I was delighted with the results. I was very specific with the look I was aiming to achieve and Barnaby took great care to achieve it. Nothing was too much trouble and the communication was excellent. I would certainly recommend The Design Social… Continue reading Finlay Dawkins – Website Design – Review
We worked along with The Hub to develop a concept design for the new permanent exhibition at the Swan Theatre. Have a look at the project page: The Play’s The Thing. Read the project post by clicking this link
Barnaby from The Design Social duly arrived at the agreed time & then set about discussing all our needs. Nothing was too much trouble for him & he spent a great deal of time with us until everything was explained & understood. The service they provided was absolutely second to none & when we put… Continue reading Craig Smith – Planning Application – Review
We have just completed a successful planning application for the Smith family at Wollaton in Nottinghamshire. The application included a garage conversion, a conservatory rebuild & structural calculations to support the demolition of internal walls. Craig Smith had these lovely words for us: “Barnaby from The Design Social duly arrived at the agreed time &… Continue reading Craig Smith – Successful Planning Application – Update
Really fascinating series of posters created by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA: www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/
Dieter Rams at Build has boiled Good Design down to 10 principles. Have a look here.
Interesting piece on The Contemporist. Really lovely extension by Mulroy Architects on a domestic property, proves great design is just that, regardless of budget.: http://www.contemporist.com/2016/06/27/a-glass-enclosed-extension-created-a-dining-room-with-views-for-this-home/
Really thought provoking article on the importance of criticism & it’s inherent benefits & problems: Read here
We’ve just finished our first project to provide structural calculations for a domestic extension in Earl Shilton. The Design Social are happy to provide this new service at around £150, depending on existing construction details. Please contact us to see how we can help you.
Handsome barber shop design at Barberia Royal, Mexico City by ROW studio. Particularly love the chesterfield style bar stools. Read more
We have finished a new website design for White Label Resources. Responsive design with a minimalist style to reflect the brand identity & company processes. Have a look here.
Beautiful brand identity for Mexican Restaurant ‘Medina’, designed by ‘Mast’. The lush palette coupled with a slight art-deco influence is almost irresistible. Read more over at Good Design Makes Me Happy
Found this fascinating book from Taschen – Logo Modernism. It explores the art & possibly science of modern logo design, with literally thousands of references. Read a review on TypeToken: http://www.typetoken.net/publication/logo-modernism-taschen/
Amazing colourful design for a Mediterranean Takeout in Bonn, Germany by Masquespacio Design. Love the bold colours over a natural palette of materials. https://www.behance.net/gallery/19496077/Kessalao?
Beautiful new property by Studio Mk27, featured on The Cool Hunter: Click Here