Plants in Design

Welcome back to Every Day Design for our second instalment.

This month I:

Abigail read an Architectural Digest article about the importance of considering architecture and design when choosing a wedding venue.


She also mentioned doing design work for the lovely Wedding Club.

Rachel has also been doing a bit of reading, this time an article from Curbed, about the importance of moving into a home that suits your lifestyle 364 days a year, rather than the one day a year when you may need a 16 seat dining table

Good design bad design. 

It’s been a scorcher of a summer, and Abigail’s thoughts have turned to water bottles.

Bad design was a bottle like this with a teat…

Photo by: Abigail Hall 

Good design was the Camelback large plastic, the lanyard is an extra but it has a hard loop ready for it.

Great design was the Memo bottle.

Rachel’s been doing quite a lot of walking and has a few opinions about cobbles (hint, she is not a fan of the granite set).

Good design, Green Dragon Yard in Stockton-on-Tees. Smooth paving, and trees, what more could you want?

Big topic: Plants in Design  

The long hot summer has parched our normally green and pleasant land. Plants are important in design, both inside and out!

The RHS has a very well researched article on the impact of house plants .


Some good recommendations of faux flowers but remember to change them as you would real flowers.


For outside green spaces check out this report on the interaction between good quality green spaces and health inequality.

Rachel also references running (hobbling?) the Royal Parks Half Marathon last October.

As well as Lordship Rec and Parkland Walk.

Designing Together

Rachel and Abigail delve into the BBC archives to watch Building Sights, specifically Series 4, Episode 6 on the Alton Estate in Roehampton.

Presented by starchitect Lord Richard Rodgers, who gave us Towards and Urban Renaissance  which led to the seminal (in Rachel’s career anyway) 2000 Urban White Paper

Next month I will…

Both Abigail and Rachel are embroiled in domestic refurbishment projects – follow @EDDPodcast on twitter and instragram to follow the process. Will it be good design or bad design???



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