Skakel & Skakel has created a high street-style cafÃ© area for the offices of pensions group Royal London’s Edinburgh Silvermills building. The 440m2 multifunctional space offers sofas, Internet access and plasma screen televisions. According to Skakel & Skakel design director Andrew Skakel, there was a growing pressure to provide better facilities for staff and Royal London’s estate needed a facelift. The cafeteria area can also be used for meetings and mobile working. ‘The idea was to create a space that would not be idle for most of the working day,’ he explains. Skakel & Skakel took the contract on the basis of its long-term relationship with Royal London’s Scottish Life division.
Announced at this year’s Adobe Max conference, designers and illustrators will be able to use the image editing and design software on a touchscreen device in 2019.
Adobe’s latest piece of software enables designers, illustrators and artists to create lifelike oil and watercolour paintings on-screen using their stylus as a paintbrush, and also allows them to delete
Familiar symbols of music production such as play, pause and fast-forward were used alongside photographs of current students to create an “active” look.
The galleries in Great Missenden explore the life of the children’s author, who lived in the village – an inspiration for many stories – for 36 years.