Design Diary

Sustainability in design

“There’s this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources. Architects and designers have, I think, a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials and making things durable.”
– Robin Day, Industrial and Interior Designer

I love designing but I don’t love waste. As a designer, I try to be as “green” as possible through my work as an individual, and with clients. The shift in recent years has been towards the environmental and social impact of materials designers use, and so we have a duty to design responsibly.

There are a few simple steps we can take, and you’ll probably be familiar with a lot of them but it’s good to get the message reiterated. Here’s how I personally achieve this:

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Restaurant branding in Ealing

Living in close proximity to restaurants, bars and cafés in Ealing I am always on the lookout for the next restaurant or café branding, whether they be new, or occupying current spaces.

I’ve observed some restaurants have much more staying power than others and I wonder what constitutes this? It could be the food, it could be rising rents for certain restaurant spaces that owners cannot keep up with, the saturation of a type of food a restaurant serves, for example, multiple burger joints or Middle Eastern restaurants, the service, and so on.

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