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Sam Hill

2nd September 2011

Here we are, two days since our official launch. The dust is settling now from our frenzied efforts to get everything ready.

Thanks very much to everyone who’s taken the time so far to follow us on twitter and like us on facebook. We’ve had some really kind words from folk about the site, which is great to hear. It’s always a little scary offering up these kind of things to the world, so cheers guys!

I thought you might be interested to know what we’re up to at the moment. I’ll try and be as open as possible (NDA’s allowing) and give you a brief overview.

First of all, there’s more site to come – a few more folio pieces from our archive should be live soon enough. Then there’s the not-insignificant amount of subject matter to get through. I myself have a few blog-shaped thoughts bouncing around my skull which I’m feeling a compulsion to air. Plus there’s all the things going on around us that we want to talk about. Loads of stuff!

Also, we’ve got some great projects in the pipeline. We’re producing an exhibition/ event with the British Council for London Design Week, September 17-25th. It’s called This Way Up and it’s a sort of garage-sale/ exhibition/ auction and design workshop. There’s going to be work from Michael Marriott, Tom Dixon, Tord Boontje and others, as well as a live material upcycling exercise. Pete Collard is curating, writing and compiling interviews for a publication. He’s also organising some talks to take place in the space. It should be a lot of fun. We’re actually looking for assistants at the moment, so if anyone fancies a bit of summer work experience then drop us a line.

Following on from our game at Winterwell earlier in the year we’re developing another interactive piece for this coming Halloween as part of a larger event. I’ll explain that nearer the time, but the below picture sort of represents our starting point.

We’ve got a couple of user-interaction jobs on the go for websites this month – building a community mapping tool for one thing, implementing a political campaign application for another. I’ll let you know when they go live.

Aaand we’re set to continue making contributions to a creative-process blog called Think-Work-Play – which is a project run by a lovely agency called Unity.

I think that’s all the major news for now, but I’ll keep you all updated as we progress. Keeps your eyes on the feeds!