Nature’s Way Through Petra

  • Project
It's been five years in the making and the reason for my latest trip to Amman, Jordan was to check out our seven F&B concepts in the new Fairmont Hotel located on the fifth circle in the city. Having visited the country many times, I'd never managed to fit in the six hour round trip to visit the Ancient City of Petra - Until now.
Hen Pritchard-Barrett
August 14, 2017

Potluck Picnic

  • Studio
Eton Mess, Jamaican Chicken, Swedish meatballs. These are just some of the many delicious dishes the Flock made for our new initiative: Potluck picnic.
Hen Pritchard-Barrett
July 21, 2017

Imperfection

  • Insight
The majority of the visuals we produce at Blacksheep aspire towards a high level of photo-realism - indeed the perfect visual. On a recent trip to Croatia, sitting on a bar terrace, I realised how perfect the setting seemed - leading me to feel as though I was almost within a visual.
Henry Wood
July 7, 2017

Making Books

  • Insight
A few weeks ago Effie and I got away from behind our computer screens and attended a book binding course at London Centre of Book Arts.  
Hen Pritchard-Barrett
June 30, 2017

Vola

  • Research
A little while ago I had the pleasure of being invited to visit the Vola Academy and factory in Denmark. We were flown in to Billund Airport and from there we took a picturesque drive through the fields of Jylland towards our destination: Horsens. This place is far from the bustle of Copenhagen, on the island furthest away from the capital.
Henry Wood
June 20, 2017

Rock Paper

  • Research
In an increasingly digitally based world it’s easy to rely on computers as our main source of information. But where possible, it’s important to grab the opportunity to get out and gather your knowledge first-hand. Last week I was able to get familiar with two very different materials — Terrazzo and Paper.
Hen Pritchard-Barrett
May 30, 2017

Using Our Hands

  • Studio
As designers, we use our hands to click, type, draw, sketch, and gesture in order to do our jobs.  When everything is based around the computer nowadays, it is very rare that we get to use our hands to make.  Last month, for one afternoon, we left our computers behind, and swapped our pens for whittling knives at a spoon carving workshop.
Henry Wood
February 10, 2017

Past, Present, Future

  • Presentations
The past informs us of where we came from; our journey, our story, the stepping stones that guided us to the present.  Only through acknowledging our past and understanding our present are we then able to confidently move forward, towards our future.
Henry Wood
December 9, 2016

The Camera Sees Everything

  • Insight
If we judge the work of an architect according to what has been described as ‘the ability to articulate space purposefully’, then photographs have become the measure of that ability.
Henry Wood
September 12, 2016

A Young City with Old Roots

  • Insight
“To understand cuisine is to understand a culture. To understand a culture is to understand the spirit of a nation.” — Zuza Zak
Hen Pritchard-Barrett
September 3, 2016

Blacksheep’s Rebrand

  • Project
It took a while, but we've now launched our new brand identity, complete with new stationery and new signage. .
Hen Pritchard-Barrett
July 15, 2016

Bigger is Better

  • Project
In April, a few of us were lucky enough to visit the Loacker museum and factory in Heinfels, Austria. Greeted by a huge Quadratini bag and being surrounded by the colossal fairytale mountains...
Henry Wood
June 29, 2016

Cinematic Memories

  • Project
Snapshots from a bygone era of cinema in Kuwait. A visual journal from a research trip.
Hen Pritchard-Barrett
May 3, 2016

Farm to Plate

  • Project
The journey to the excellent dish starts before stepping into the kitchen. The importance of preparation and a close relationship with the suppliers ensure the use of the very best fresh ingredients that play a key role in the quality of the final result.
Henry Wood
April 14, 2016
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