Audio-Olfactory Installation “Metronome” at London Design Biennale

Sound, scent, movement and form combine for this evocative invention and experience

Shaped like an infinity symbol, Metronome—debuting now at London Design Biennale—is a sculptural object and experience designed to create a time-bubble for its audience. Inspired in part by pregnancy as well as Swann’s Way (the first volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, first translated into English as Remembrance of Things Past), Metronome is a combination audio-olfactory invention that merges sound elements to evoke …

Interview: BrandHuman Founder Jasmine Takanikos + CEO Eve Lewis

Exploring a principle-based methodology with the two women who put it into practice

It starts with a collision of words: brand, human. In the age of digital living, people often refer to themselves, their online identity or a certain aesthetic they emulate, as a brand. This is not what BrandHuman is about. Founded by Jasmine Takanikos and guided by the leadership of Eve Lewis, this strategic consultancy supports leaders, designers, entrepreneurs and executives—both fledgling and flourishing—on a quest …

Andy Bell: I Was Alone

A meditation on loneliness, with heady teases of psychedelia, Andy Bell’s “I Was Alone” follows up his debut solo single “Love Comes in Waves” from earlier this year. Both songs will appear on Bell’s debut solo album, The View From Halfway Down, out 9 October. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bell, a founding member of the British shoegaze group Ride (and an Oasis bassist for several years), …