The Open Agency scaled down its client and staff bash this year because, well, in the words of managing director Mike Horseman, ‘Budgets are tight and clients are wondering why designers seem to charge too much.’ So it took everyone to the Embassy World Darts for a game of arrows. Ted (three-in-a-bed) Hankey landed a few on the board and, as legendary darts commentator Sid Waddell puts it, everyone burnt ‘the midnight oil at both ends’. It couldn’t have got more exciting if Elvis walked in with a bag of chips ( Waddell). Now that’s magic.
Our picks this month feature an antique book shop in Paris and a candle-lit restaurant in Copenhagen.
All the latest moves and changes across the design industry.
Nothing’s design director Adam Bates discusses the company’s ambitions, managing teams across China and Sweden.
We speak to designers about all things B Corp – from the challenging application process to how the certification has changed studio work.