On your marks, get set... Christmas party

On your marks, get set... Christmas party

Yes it’s that time of year again: BEAR’s annual Christmas party. This year’s theme was The Alternative Olympics. Everyone was given a Daley Thompson kit to don whilst partaking in a series of competitive events – amongst them track & field, hurdles, long jump, space-hopper races and not forgetting our annual cracker challenge. Needless to say memories of the evening were blurry the next morning, unfortunately the photographic evidence wasn’t.

Date

13 Dec 2011

Category

BEAR

Posted by

Hailey Phillips
Us and Noma Bar

Us and Noma Bar

We’re currently working on a new ad campaign with renowned illustrator Noma Bar. Such an amazing man with a distinctive style which has made great waves in the design world and beyond as he collaborates with various brands. BEAR was invited to his private view at the SCIN Gallery, near Old Street. There, Noma was kept busy performing a live light show of his work. Keep your eyes peeled around London come spring for our Foxtons campaign launch featuring Noma’s work.

Date

1 Dec 2011

Category

News, BEAR

Posted by

Hailey Phillips

The CENTQUATRE exhibition, Paris

If you’re ever in Paris, check out this place. It’s a hub of creativity – a unique and innovative centre of contemporary arts. It holds artistic workshops, has resident artists, exhibition spaces, two theatres, shops and a restaurant. IN_PERCEPTIONS is currently showing at CENTQUATRE (5, rue Curial, 75019 Paris), until Dec. 9th, and consists of five mind-bending monumental installations by artists Leandro Erlich, Ann Veronica Janssens and Lawrence Malstaf. Think modern day Esher.

Date

24 Oct 2011

Category

Events

Posted by

Hailey Phillips
Roca London Gallery opens

Roca London Gallery opens

Went to the opening evening of Zaha Hadid’s latest London based project, built for the Spanish sanitaryware giant, Roca. Regardless of whether you like this type of space-age architecture (Starship Enterprise was never far from my mind) there is no denying it is impressive. According to the accompanying website ‘The concept for the Roca London Gallery begins with water in its many forms and phases as both an idea to make space and to express our adaptability and openness to change and innovation. Water acts as a theme for the architecture theme, connecting all aspects of the Gallery. The displays and the areas around each display have been shaped by the movement of water. Water has created a changeable space, one which people will continue to return to.’

The gallery is open to the public and will also be available for commercial events. If you’re looking for a new toilet and you’re in the area then have a look.

Date

18 Oct 2011

Category

Events

Posted by

David Cox
The new BEAR cubs

The new BEAR cubs

We’re thrilled to announce two new members of our team at BEAR – Alexandra Wylde and Josh Eaton. Alex is a fresh graduate of design from Norwich University whose skill shone throughout her portfolio. Josh initially joined us through the D&AD Graduate Academy, and during his first three months with us, his strategic thinking was so impressive we knew we wanted to make him a permanent figure in the studio. Welcome Josh & Alex – we’re excited to have you on board.

Date

17 Oct 2011

Category

News, BEAR

Posted by

Roberto D'Andria
The BEAR bake off 2011

The BEAR bake off 2011

Even our studio couldn’t help but get wrapped up in the baking craze this year. So on went the ovens, aprons were dusted down and our dreams of one day owning a KitchenAid mixer were still ever present for the 2011 BEAR Bake Off. There were iced buns, fruit loafs, garlic & rosemary rolls, seeded wholemeal loaves, parmesan and pancetta muffins – even the childhood classic rice crispy cakes were whipped up for a total baking feast.

Date

5 Oct 2011

Category

BEAR

Posted by

Hailey Phillips
Hard hats off to the builders

Hard hats off to the builders

With a constant flurry of redevelopments in London, it’s always nice to see companies making a bit of effort with their hoardings – especially as they’re not the most pleasing of things to look at for months on end. Just up the road from us on Great Sutton Street, Domus have gone one step further and hand painted their ply wood boards while they renovate their space inside (which seemingly becomes more intricate as each day passes). Jon Newey, Domus Managing Director, comments on the store’s redevelopment: ‘the goal is to deliver the unexpected and utterly practical, making the space dynamic, professional and industrious, continuously updating and refreshing.’ He goes on to say that ‘placing contemporary artwork in specially chosen areas is part of the plan, changing it on a regular basis, to surprise, intrigue, humour and engage visitors, and to provide a little relief and contrast from the descriptive functionality of hard surfaces.’

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Date

28 Sep 2011

Category

Branding, News

Posted by

Hailey Phillips