This year’s Nobel went (jointly, but led) by Giorgio Parisi, a physicist from Sapienza Università di Roma, for his work on complex systems. Things like the weather, or flocks of starlings , or the brain. Really complex things that can appear completely chaotic. His (and his team’s work – science, like many creative endeavours favours […]

As a business that works in the automotive sector, the current fuel storm / crisis / drama seems like something we should have a view on.We work with manufacturers who are all moving towards total E.V. product lines after all.And while that’s laudable, it is only so long as some of those same brands stick […]

Reads like your grocery shopping list, right?But all these ingredients are currently just as likely to end up on your feet as in your mouth.In the time we’ve all been away from the office, the shoe business – and especially at the comfier end of the sneaker market – have been busy in their own […]

Before… …and after. Following appointment as Architects and Project Managers by Ocean Automotive, Meda were presented with an interesting challenge: to see if the company’s existing facility in Poole could be refurbished to meet not only the standards expected of a newbuild but also the exacting specifications of the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE), the brand’s latest […]

While it’s not clear quite what forms it will take in the coming years, it’s almost certain that the car dealership cannot thrive if it looks, feels and operates as it does today. So, we’ve been having a think about what functions the dealership of the near future will need in order to perform, and […]

Seems that car makers are having a lot of fun right now. For all the doom-mongering from disruptionistas around an imminent collapse of the mainstream manufacturers, there sure is a press-storm of news about their plans for our future. From stalking the edges of SXSW for the last few years to this year’s floor shows […]

A conversation yesterday around the Picking up the pace post flicked a lightbulb (LED?) on about the current debate around what ‘drives’ cars; and if, perhaps, our cars are potentially this Century’s ‘difference engine’? A word of warning, though. I’m not at all certain where this is going, or even if there’s a point to […]

Here’s a good read (thank you, as always, Nautilus) on why we should take words (and writing) seriously. Especially puns. Why? Because the ambiguity our language offers isn’t simply an excuse for seriously unpunny puns, but an opportunity to explore “how languages use words to capture reality and how the words we inherit as native […]

A fair few articles last year were based around imaging future shapes for car dealerships, and the consequent changes these adjustments might bring to the experience the real estate might provide. All the posts (I think) were predicated on keeping the cars. But what might happen to the places we’re building should the current usage […]

The simply perfect ‘Building blocks Signage / Wayfinding’ by Australia’s Design by Toko which now owns playful where signage is concerned: The design is “based on children’s building blocks, for the East Sydney Early Learning and Community Centre featuring superb architecture by ABA.” Can’t think of a neater way of saying everything you’d ever want […]