Adams two storey front extension to the house and single storey rear extension to the salon have been completed this month. Have a look at the original post to see the finished pictures: https://thedesignsocial.com/adam-withers-planning-application-for-rear-and-side-extension-earl-shilton/
The Design Social have just finished a complete head office refurbishment for ALPS Alpine at Milton Keynes. Part of the project also included completion of building regulations and project management of the relocation of their bespoke workshop, from Coventry to a new commercial unit in Milton Keynes. Read the project post by clicking this link
Mick Ramsey asked us to design a single story extension on his home to create a larger dining and kitchen area for his family. This design was made with the unique characteristics of the house in mind. We also specified bi-fold doors in the extension to capitalise on the stunning views of the property.
We were recently asked to work on converting a garage to an interesting holiday let. The application was for a refurbishment of the building & an additional change of use. The application initially met with some resistance, however once the application had been thoroughly developed & designed for the council, approval was granted. Read the… Continue reading Project completion – AirBnB holiday let Planning Application – Wigston Parva, Blaby – Update
We were recently approached to take on a new aspect of graphic design, that of book covers. We produced a number of options for self publisher & author Jay Robbo. We’d be interested in working with other aspiring authors/publishers so please contact us using the contact page if you are interested. Read the project post… Continue reading Jay Robbo – Book Cover Graphic Design – London – Update
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
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 – London – Update
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
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 – Wollaton, Nottinghamshire – 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?