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Thomas Pocklington – Homes and living spaces for people with sight loss: a guide for interior designers

Thomas Pocklington - Homes and living spaces for people with sight loss - a guide for interior designers

Wednesday night was the launch of the first in a series of professional guides from the charity Thomas Pocklington. The guide’s author, Jacqui Smith, an interior designer, lost the sight in her left in 2012. She realised there was a need for a guide to be written and approached Thomas Pocklington. The result is the Homes and living spaces for people with sight loss: a guide for interior designers.

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care show SBID panel discussion: The Colour of Healthcare design

Care Show - SBID panel discussion The Colour of Healthcare design

This year’s Care Show are packed with great talks, group discussions and presentations at both the Keynote Theatre and the Dementia Care Seminar Theatre with the one aim: to improve healthcare design in UK.

This year five members of the SBID (Society of British and International Design) Healthcare Design Advisory Council will come together to discuss ‘The Colour of Healthcare Design’.

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The Great British Bedroom colour survey

The Great British Bedroom Colour Survey

Following on from the posting the The Great British Bedroom Survey infographic, I was asked by Hammonds Furniture to delve a bit deeper into the results of their recent UK survey findings and what the colours we choose for the bedroom reveals about us. Continue reading

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The Great British Bedroom Survey infographic

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I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Hammonds furniture as their colour psychology expert for their campaign on bringing colour into the home.

We started with a nation-wide survey as we were really interested to find out exactly what Britain’s views are on redecorating the bedroom, their most popular colour choices and along the way we also found out the weird and wonderful things kept in the bedroom.

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recognise these brands by their colours alone?

Recognise these brands by their colours alone

This month’s brand blog I thought I’d try a little game to demonstrate how we can recognise brands by colour alone. Even if we haven’t bought anything from these major brands, through marketing and advertising we still have them stored in our subconscious memory. We only have to walk down the street or drive on the highway to see brand signs and billboards and before we’ve even read the words we have taken in the colour and we know who they are.

So here I’ve picked out six well-known brands for you to see if you can recognise who they are…

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the color run is the happiest 5k on the planet!

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I can now concur. The Color Run is the happiest 5k on the planet. Yesterday the sun was shining down on the first ever London Color Run at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Unlock your brand attraction using colour psychology

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Are you a start-up or an established brand? Do you want to attract your ideal customers? You can create brand attraction. You can create the emotional connection between your brand and customers. Colour is that all-important emotional connector.

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Five of my favourite colourful finds this month

Five of my favourite colourful finds this month - April 2014.

Wrapping up July with five of my favourite colourful finds. I hope you enjoy them too.

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Bringing colour into your every day with Dove & Glamour Magazine

Back in May, Dove UK launched their exciting colour confidence campaign. They asked me to teamed up with them to encourage women around the UK to embrace colour and become more colour confident.

Glamour UK magazine are now featuring up until December, monthly colour features on Bringing colour into your every day.

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The Psychology Behind the Tech Giants Office Design

In our modern, mobile world people can be productive anywhere and anytime, but this is not to say that the office is disappearing. In fact more than ever the office needs to be a place where people actually want to spend their working hours.

Contemporary offices are now more than about just functionality. They have evolved to reflect the personality and the values of the business, creating a sense of belonging for its employees.

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SDC International Design Competition 2014… and the winner is

On Tuesday I had the absolute pleasure in being on the judging panel for this year’s prestigious SDC (Society of Dyers and Colourists) International Design Competition to select the UK winner from the five regional finalists, with the winner going on to represent the UK in the global grand final, to be held in China later this year.

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family fun at the drop in to colour at Turner Contemporary margate

Despite the cool summer day it was a hothouse of colour activity at the Turner Contemporary Margate ‘Drop in to Colour’ on Saturday, part of the  #Summer of Colour programme of events.

Hosted by the Colour Group GB, families enjoyed hours of colourful activities from painting mini masterpieces, playing the colour name card game, making coloured fans, playing with giant jigsaw colour globes, testing their colour vision and creating a large ‘feathered’ dove from their own colourful hands.

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