Thursday, 26 March 2009

Dejlig Danmark: Wonderful Copenhagen...again!


Koncerthuset K3NC2R7 HUS4T has now opened in Copenhagen and the Danes have done it again. Produced something that is beautiful, functional and of worldbeating quality. The Concert Hall is the final segment of the Danish Broadcasting Company's Town of Broadcast.

The main concert hall is a great steel core surrounded on the outside by glass and blue screens onto which images of performances are displayed.

The Japanese sound engineers built a 1:10 model of the hall, complete with model spectators to make sure every seat was acoustically serviced. Acoustic death spaces were also incorporated.
There are 4 concert halls to cater for all kinds of music from intimate jazz sessions to symphony orchestras.
On July 16th Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson will be performing an exclusive concert, and you can enjoy many other attractions such as the suprano Anna Netrebko, Lord of the Rings narrated by Christopher Lee and a full Symphonic Summer of events.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Read All About it!

We are so fortunate that the design press have enjoyed our designs enough to share them in their pages. It is always fantastic for us to know people are seeing our designs.

We have enjoyed a wide selection of press coverage over the last year, with all of our products being represented somewhere. We don't always see the articles as lots are published without our knowledge.

We are excited about our new designs and products that we have started working on for next year already. This is the fun bit for us! We will keep you posted as things develop. In the meantime enjoy the ranges we have available and if you see an article about us, let us know.

Enjoy this spring sunshine!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Everyone deserves a bit of beauty

At ISAK we do what we do because we believe that design should be intrinsic to everything around us. We want to be surrounded by everyday objects that look good and brighten up our day.

We are very happy to see that others agree with our philosophy. Here is a selection of the press articles about ISAK and our products from the last year.

We hope that you have enjoyed being part of ISAK as much as we have. Look out for us in forthcoming editions of Grand Design Magazine, Elle Decoration and Country Living.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Hard Rock Cafe

The East Beach Cafe at Littlehampton is one of ISAK's favorite places to drown in the best of the British seaside. Crazy-crashing waves, shrieking gulls, rolling pebble beach and a great cup of tea.When the previous kiosk closed down, Jane & Sophie, bought the plot after planning permission had been given to an 80 seater burger bar! They took it upon themselves to build this iconic structure that punctuates the seafront without destroying it.They have since added a West Beach Cafe amongst the sand-dunes and there are great plans afoot to rejuvenate the whole of the Littlehampton seafront. It is about time that our wonderful seaside towns came back into fashion and received some of the investment they deserve and desperately need.


Sunday, 8 March 2009

Go for a spin at Radiance

After you have been for a wonderful day out in the Pennines or the Peak District, reward yourself with stopping off at Hannah Nunn's fantastic shop/studio in Hebden Bridge. Lighting is Hannah's speciality and she designs much of it herself. But there is much more to discover in the delightful store. You may even find Blossom & Bill peeking out from a corner!

If you follow the link you can browse the store before you visit. Take a spin!

http://www.anti-limited.com/panos/media/pano_radiance.html

Friday, 6 March 2009

Grand Designs April 2009: Bold & Beautiful


The Grand Design Team suggest livening up the drabbest interiors with ISAK Penguin Wallpaper. Add impact with pattern & print: no better place to look than ISAK for all your print & pattern needs.

Also, lovely to see our Penguins flying next to our friends at mini moderns who have a great range of designs as well.

Penguin Wallpaper £30/roll.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Books


Bookreview & recommendation


Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book", beautifully illustrated by Robert Ingpen.
When we saw this book in Waterstone's "The jungle Book" suddenly took other dimensions. It's a must have for all lovers of books for the illustrations alone. Robert is a highly awarded and world-renowned Australian illustrator, designer and author. He was born in 1936 and has had time to illustrate and write more than 100 books. Rudyard Kipling was the first Brittish author to be awarded the Nobel Prize, and quite rightly so. We have all read shorter versions of the book and we have all seen the Disney film - but we were curious about the full version, the original. First published over a hundred years ago and at nearly 200 pages long it is some piece of work! To think that we could read it to our five year old on was perhaps a little naive. We'll let you know what we thought of it when we finish it! In the meantime enjoy Robert's work here.