With the UK’s summer heat wave set to last throughout August, now is the time to make the most of al fresco experiences, whether urban or countryside. One urban oasis not to miss is The Skip Garden at the King’s Cross redevelopment site. This urban garden – created by educational charity Global Generation – makes the most of undeveloped areas within the mass development project, simply moving location once building work starts on the plot. Read about this unique concept in this month’s Exrated on page 22.
On the subject of changing landscapes, this month’s Insight interview is with Michael Sheridan – the Founder and CEO of global retail design agency Sheridan&Co – who spoke to me about how the shift in shopping trends has reshaped the landscape of retail design. Skip to page 17 to read the interview.
This issue is packed full of other examples of dramatic design development, including a new extraordinary workspace for notonthehighstreet.com by design studio Studiofibre, a new garden centre restaurant concept by design duo Kiwi & Pom and an inspirational modular kitchen innovation by Italian kitchen manufacturer Valcucine.
As always, I hope you enjoy this issue as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together for you. Don’t forget that you can access this resource on the move via Inex’s dedicated App. Simply download for free by searching ‘Inex’ in App Store or Googleplay.