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Mark Hooper, Hole & Corner

"I tend to prefer brands who have always had a bit of culture and heritage central to what they do – like...

April 7, 2017

Jonathan Plutzik, The Betsy

"I am constantly inspired by all of the talented people that we are fortunate to collaborate with and how many...

September 26, 2016

Loh Lik Peng, Unlisted Collection

"There’s no future for us hoteliers if we don’t engage with businesses and the culture of our neighbourhood." Loh...

May 19, 2016


Kurt R. Bredenbeck, Green Rooms

"I don’t think you can inject culture into a ‘brand’. Either you are and have something authentic...

March 22, 2016

Suraj Melwani, Bisma Eight

"If I’m going to consume something, I’d prefer if it was created with honesty and great intention."...

March 14, 2016

Herbert & Forster

"70s muscle cars - they need to be driven and beg to be photographed." Katinka Herbert Katinka Herbert...

February 3, 2016


Tom Bartlett, Waldo Works

"I love the way Selfridges opens itself to a wider culture outside of retail." Tom Bartlett Tom...

January 29, 2016

Lee Broom

"I don't like to try and do something bigger and bigger every single year, I like the idea of creating...

December 8, 2015

Bwoy Wonder

"I see my space evolving into other creative fields." Bwoy Wonder Bwoy Wonder is the 2014 winner of Creative...

December 3, 2015


Agenda, Visual Marvelry

"I ventured into the world of photography by instinct." Agenda AGENDA of Visual Marvelry is a winner...

December 3, 2015

Joshua Katz, Proper Hospitality

"There is nothing more inspiring than people that love what they do and are damn good at it." Joshua...

November 23, 2015

Paul Ayre, 14:59

"Prince epitomizes what a creative is, he does everything – well." Paul Ayre Paul Ayre is an art director,...

November 10, 2015


Romee de Goriainoff, Experimental Group

"We wanted the bar and the public spaces to be open to the locals so the guests would never feel like...

April 29, 2015

Matthew Grzywinski, Grzywinski + Pons

"I think a few fashion brands have done a good job indirectly promoting their ethos and style without...

April 21, 2015

Simone Mcewan Design & Consultancy

"I am always really interested in hotel mini bars, as I think this is generally a huge missed opportunity...

March 31, 2015


Michael Berg, The Hospital

"From a very early age, anything creative has shaped my world and inspired me." Michael Berg, Creative...

February 26, 2015

Xenia Hohenlohe, Considerate Hoteliers

"A world in harmony is my inspiration because when one of the systems within that world is out of synch...

February 2, 2015

Julie-Ann Ngo, NeueHouse

"I find spontaneity very inspiring and two of my favourite manifestations of that spirit are rap music...

January 13, 2015


James Knowles, Roger Smith Hotel

"Bob Dylan wrote “Like a Rolling Stone”,  he wrote all the lyrics and stuff on a piece of paper,...

December 18, 2014

Simbad

"It took me 20 years to find Simbad. Definitely one of my favourite djs and producers." Gilles Peterson ...

December 3, 2014

Plastic Jesus

"My art is my attempt to connect people with socially important issues that are often overlooked by mainstream...

November 18, 2014


Ikena & Tamaryn, STANDSEVEN

"...one doesn’t have to sacrifice design and aesthetics to include human dignity." Tamaryn, STANDSEVEN STANDSEVEN...

October 27, 2014

Shubhankar Ray, G-Star Raw

"When you’re young you have more ego, you want to maintain your idea or agenda, through any creative...

October 19, 2014

Soo K. Chan, SCDA Architects

"Through my design, I'm bringing a lifestyle resort concept to New York." Soo K. Chan, founder SCDA Architects Soo...

October 15, 2014


Melanie Hall, Luna2

"I have enormous respect for timeless design classics of architecture..." Melanie Hall, Founder of Luna2 Melanie...

October 8, 2014

Alan Philips, Morgans Hotel Group

"...programming is really ideas. How can you take a space and utilise your creative capital to make it exciting...

September 30, 2014

Carol Kolozs, Rosas & Xocolate

"This is a human business that requires certain dynamics and attention to detail.." Carol Kolozs Carol...

September 17, 2014


Fab 5 Freddy

"In those days doors were closed and I needed to get in; we were coming in through the skylight, tunnel...

September 17, 2014

Vivek Singh, The Cinnamon Club

"Whether its accepted or not, all brands and the feeling they evoke involve people." Vivek Singh, Executive...

September 16, 2014

Emily Johnston, Fashion Foie Gras

"I’m incredibly impressed with Stella Jean and what she has done for African prints in fashion." Emily...

September 10, 2014


Fernando Santangelo, Fernando Santangelo

"I’m inspired by anything that shows the mark of time." Fernando Santangelo Mr. Santangelo moved...

August 20, 2014

Nur Khan, Electric Hospitality

"I had bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc., all coming out with their first...

August 12, 2014

Roberto Pajares, Ampersand Hotel

"I think that the value proposition aspect for hotels is huge. I feel people are looking at taking out all the stuff...

July 28, 2014


Dominic Gorham, The Thief

"Mohammad Ali inspires me, he told me he was the greatest, and I believed every single word." Dominic...

July 28, 2014

Ray Kelvin CBE, Ted Baker

"...each Ted store is tailored to reflect both his own style and immediate surroundings." Ray Kelvin...

July 10, 2014

Jamie Ferguson, Drake's London

 "I love seeing different brands come to together and produce something that actually works." Jamie...

July 7, 2014


Marco Cilia, Hotel Americano NYC

"Bringing culture to a brand is an important task but also a difficult one. It needs to fit with the brand...

June 23, 2014

Stephan Wembacher, Côte&Ciel

"People make brands, I'd like to inject free non-conformist thinking..." Stephen Wembacher, Côte&Ciel In...

June 19, 2014

Eric Ziegenhagen, The Langham Chicago

"No single day ever delivers the definitive performance—each day is its own." Eric Ziegenhagen Eric...

June 4, 2014


Ashley Elliott-Fowles, AE-London

"I’m not saying don’t buy the odd mass produced item but as my nan used to say, ‘Buy cheap, buy twice’." Ashley...

May 27, 2014

James Soane, Project Orange

“I have been impressed by the way Soho House has introduced its own cultural programme.” James Soane James along...

May 12, 2014

James Shaw, Albam

"A space is always a work in progress, developing, evolving and refining the idea." James Shaw, Albam...

May 6, 2014


Stephen Cheliotis, Superbrands

"Folks rave about the Red Bull/ Felix campaign for example, but was it great?... Has it built long-term...

April 27, 2014

Joanna Gilbert, Your Branded Art

"...Zaha Hadid. I love everything about her work, her talent seems to explode from within." Joanna Gilbert Joanna...

April 25, 2014

Dan Flower, Flower Media

"I am a content marketeer... I guess..." Dan Flower Dan has 20 years of experience marketing and developing...

April 24, 2014


Heather Leisman, HotelTonight

"The thing that inspires me is the idea of making travel more accessible." Heather Leisman A travel...

April 24, 2014

Dexter Moren, DMA

 "I wanted to be an architect since the age of 6." Dexter Moren Dexter is recognised as an industry...

April 24, 2014

Karen Richardson, Generator Hostels

"We are creating a platform that facilitates local emerging talent across all the artistic disciplines...

April 24, 2014


Dean Ricketts, The Watchmen Agency

"... things that were once seen as underground and uncommercial now occupy the mainstream and now even...

April 22, 2014

Florian Wupperfeld, Leading Culture Destinations

"To stay a DJ was not an option, then I met my wife, moved to London and then I met Nick Jones" Florian Florian...

February 18, 2014