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John Pawson Plain Space Architecture Exhibition @ The Design Museum

March 26th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

John Pawson Plain Space Exhibition at the Design Museum

Donald Judd describes John Pawson’s work as ‘The simple expression of complex thought’. The exhibition on Pawson’s work at the Design Museum, which ended recently, shows a great overview of his design approach and methodology to architectural practice.

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The Idea Zone, Represented by the Idea Graph

January 5th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

the idea zone

Recently, I have been thinking about what helps me generate ideas. When do they occur the most? What sort of ideas do I find myself having most frequently? And can I put myself in a position where ideas naturally occur more often?

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Book Review: Linchpin: Are you indespensible? by Seth Godin

December 5th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

lynchpin

In the latest of Seth Godin’s books, Linchpin, he attempts to explain a new view on the world of work involving emotional labour, giving gifts, creating art and drawing maps. And it’s extremely interesting and thought prevoking!

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Completed Project: Quartz-Lite

August 17th, 2009 by Richard Stowey

quartz-lite

I have just completed a new project involving the design and build of a new website for Quartz-Lite. The company specialises in providing quartz, granite and stone kitchen worktops for kitchens in the south west of England. The quartz worktop is a lighter version of quartz made with resin to provide a thinner and less expensive alternative to quartz, granite and marble. It’s also more durable, scratch and heat resistant. It is designed to fit around existing worktops or can be specified as a new worktop for a new build.

For the website design, I went for a simple design which aimed to include a large number of pictures for visitors to see previously completed kitchens, both new and renovations. The website navigation is simple and the content is aimed at driving visitors through the website and onto a contact page in a logical order. There are a large range of products available to view in detail and a gallery which showcases in detail many different projects.

The website employs a number of different javascript features. These include jCarousel and cyclelite which use the jquery library and lightbox 2. Using these various javascript libraries I have hoped to allow for graceful degradation as much as possible.

If you’d like to take a look at the website, you can do so here: Quartz-Lite – The ultimate stone work surface

Categories: Website Design
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