The News before the Storm is an exploration into the front page of newspapers the day before and the day after a major news event.
The experience of the work is best viewed on the site here.
Who run the world? Collaborative filtering recommender algorithms. Also known as ‘Customers who bought this item also bought…’ suggestions. They’ve become ubiquitous in the online world, determining what we look at, buy and like.
Perhaps you’re worried that as your life moves online and Alexa moves into your living room, your decisions are essentially being made for you. Perhaps you’re worried you live in a bubble. Perhaps you’ve never thought about it.
Hopefully, you are now. Which was the point of putting these giant signs up in locations around New Zealand. The first three signs are from the original project. The other three were a result of the media attention and a commission by Cornwall Park, an expansive parkland in Auckland, New Zealand.
We were interviewed by the BBC while Arianna Huffington, Verge, FastCompany, Lonely Planet, Smithsonian, Design Boom, GQ and many more shared the project.
Cool down while the planet warms up!
When it comes to global warming, Trump burying his head in the sand doesn’t help. Ironically, burying his head in the freezer did. We sold out of ice-head trays and donated all money to the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).
Check out the project here.
One day, while using the public bathroom and admiring the scrawlings left by men, Scott wondered, do women write on bathroom walls?
And if they did write on the walls, did they write about the same things as men?
Here began his study. Scott and a female companion went to 100 public bathroom cubicles, documenting, analysing and eventually comparing what men wrote versus women.
The full study can be found here www.thetoiletstudy.com
Many springs ago, we noticed something peculiar. The magnolia petals scattered on the footpath were showing up distinctive marks.
The weight of people walking atop the freshly fallen petals - and the shoes on their feet - caused a reaction best described as bruising. During the London spring of 2017, we gathered a collection of the most iconic shoes we could find. Then we stood all over a bunch of petals. Here they are in all their beautiful bruised glory.
The first piece of art we've created together. Picked up by Designboom and Business Insider.
The Seoul Museum of Art (SeMa) invited us to create three bespoke signs for their Biennale, ‘Good Life’. We were fortunate enough to be present for the installation, take part in a panel discussion and a dinner was thrown to celebrate our achievement at the New Zealand embassy in Seoul.
It’s easy to visit a foreign city. There you’ll be greeted by McDonald’s. Starbucks and cliché souvenir shops. These things don’t make a city special. It’s the things you find in a gutter, down an alleyway or happen across that make a city unique.
‘Mystery Lucky City Box’ curates these curiosities and provides the cultural relevance. It pulls the shiny exterior of a city off and offers a raw, authentic look at what’s underneath. MLCB puts the feel, taste and smell of a city you’re not familiar with in your hands.
Over a pint, Iain Tait mentioned a box of foreign objects his friend sent him. We took the idea and ran with it. Our London box was sent to W+K offices around the world and a limited number went on sale - and sold out - at tokyobike.
To read the booklet, click here. Simon Elvins was the designer.
For fun, Scott designed a flag for every planet in the Star Wars universe.
The project was picked up by The Guardian, Dezeen, Wired and It's Nice That.
Someone even made a doco about it ->
Check it all out for yourself here.