— Light & Shade

Located in an area just outside the city centre, this building sits in the shadow of a six-storey apartment block. It was this need for natural lighting which drove the design of House in Yamanote by architect Katsutoshi Sasaki.


Via: Dezeen

— Perforated Steel

It’s been a while since we last posted some lovely staircases… this perforated steel staircase was designed by DBLO Associates for a London townhouse.


I can’t help but smile as I imagine someone walking down them in high heels… John Wayne-esque.


Via: Dezeen

— The Wet Room

I am well aware that The English Group blog has been light on architecture and interiors of late, but I find my attention arrested by these two beautifully spartan bathrooms.

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— 5th Element

The English Group: Completed Project


First look at the new brand identity and a suite of engraved or die-stamped business cards for luxury interior design practise 5th Element.


The cards have been produced in two colour ways using metallic rose gold die-stamping inks and metallic gilt-edging on both white and charcoal grey textured paper stocks.

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