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How to make a cityscape

Take 40 meters of stunning 4mm felt, two topographical maps, several large print outs, preparation, diet coke, two boxes of scalpels and a few litres of Copydex and… Voila!

The rugs are taking shape

I’ve spent the last month in my dream job! Working intensively on these beasts has all been worth in and they’re beginning to take shape.

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Mapping Moscow

At hive we’re making two ‘Cityscape’ rugs for a Russian bank; one of London and one of Moscow. They’ve done a London rug before, but the biggest hurdle so far has been finding a topographical map of Moscow – a detailed one.

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Day two at hive

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Double-clicking day in day out has been driving me to distraction.

I need to make things.

In an attempt to get my practical and enthusiastic hands dirty, I’ve been in touch with a company I did work-experience with once called hive.

Hive is… ‘an award winning interdisciplinary design partnership specialising in furniture, lighting, interior accessories and design.’

I used to work weekends in their Oxo Tower studio. They’ve now relocated to brand spanking new premises in New Cross and taken me on part-time to do a spot of product development and model-making for their latest range. Hoorah!

Anyhow. Yes. Today. Day two was productive, as was day one. I’ve been developing ideas and mocking up models for new lighting designs, a modular shelving system/ room divider type thing, and a new range of packaging. Phew.