Itoya is a 12 storey stationery store in the Ginza district of Tokyo.

If you are a stationery enthusiast, this is the place for you. Highlights are the beautifully organised paper displays, an entire floor dedicated to fountain pens and the hydroponic garden that fuels the restaurant at the top.

teamLab Borderless

If you’re ever in Odaiba, a visit to the MORI building is a must.

Odaiba is an artificial island in Tokyo bay and has had a number of different uses through the years. It began life as a fortress island in the 1850’s, but is now home to various shopping mall’s, galleries and exhibition centres including focusing on design and technology including ‘Miraikan’, Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

teamLab Borderless is located in the MORI building. It is a world of artworks without boundaries created by art collective teamLab. Artworks move between rooms and interact with visitors and each other creating a unique and ever-changing environment for visitors to explore.

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Okochi Sanso

Okochi Sanso is a beautiful, mountain-side home in Arashiyama. The complex was built by Japanese actor Denjiro Okochi in the 1930s. It features several buildings including a beautiful tea house hidden in the Japanese gardens.

The gardens were designed to show off each of the four seasons and with dramatic views down to the Hozu river in the gorge below.

Good Enough to Eat

Whilst exploring Miyajima island I spotted this tiny cafe that sold nothing but Rilakkuma inspired buns. I knew this not by reading a menu but by the beautifully detailed and impressively realistic artificial food in the cafe window.

Japan is famous for the artificial food displays that adorn the entrances of many of the country’s most popular restaurants. Not only is this a godsend for foreign tourist’s who might struggle when handed a menu written entirely in Japanese - The art of creating the replica food is also a highly regarded skill with some specialist companies charging tens of thousands of yen for their models.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Two hearts by Stuart Langley at the Winter Lights Festival, Canary Wharf.

Good grief, Charlie Brown!

We visited the Good grief, Charlie Brown! exhibition at Somerset House this weekend. The exhibition is a mixture of history - Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons and memorabilia and the contemporary - works by today’s artists and designers who grew up during the golden years of Peanuts and have been inspired by the comic strip.

Winter Lights

Winter Lights at Canary Wharf returns for a fifth year, bringing together the most exciting international artists working with light today. This particular piece Aura by Ronan Devlin was mesmerising. Aura creates a stunning spectacle on the water by combining art and technology. Camera sensors capture participant’s form and feelings and mirror them in real time onto a giant water spray in the dock. Inspired by psychologist Robert Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions, the results are unique, colourful, radiant shapes that reflect the audiences’s motion and emotion.

Eltham Palace

Who would have thought a palace existed in deep South-East London? Eltham Palace is a mix of Medieval meets Art Deco. The entrance hall is a wide, airy space, apparently circular but actually triangular in plan with curved sides, flooded with light from a magnificent dome overhead. More than 20ft across, the dome is made of concrete, perforated with hundreds of holes each containing thick, light-concentrating glass.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the whole team at Liberation.

Pixel 3 in Retail

Pixel 3 is now available in stores all around the world – with Liberation-designed in-store marketing and fixtures. We’re proud to play our part in the launch of the flagship product from one of the world’s most innovative companies.

#MadeByGoogle Launch Event

Thanks to our friends at Google for an great night at the #MadeByGoogle launch event. It awesome to get up close and personal with the brand-new Pixel 3 phones, Pixel Slate and Home Hub. The Googlers showed off some cool new features, including Pixel’s ‘Digital Wellbeing’ app (which might finally help certain people spend a little less time on Instagram in the evenings – you know who you are). As for Home Hub – what better way to try out the step-by-step recipes than sampling mojitos in a custom-built bright green kitchen pod. Nice.


Lisbon has always been a European centre for design. Our recent visit took us to the Príncipe Real district of the city - A trendy area once known for it’s eclectic antique shops and opulent mansions, now, more for it’s shopping scene and concept stores. Embaixada stood out to us in particular - a beautiful 19th century palace used as a back drop to 21st century Portuguese design, gastronomy and culture.

Portuguese Patterns

As we wandered the streets of Lisbon we were amazed by the variety of materials and textures adorning the buildings. All kinds of finishes from traditional azulejo ceramic tiles to textural, 3 dimensional surfaces give each building an extra injection of character.

Elkjøp Lørenskog

Google asked us to create a pop-up shop for an Elkjøp megastore in Lørenskog. We designed a space that encourages customers to engage with the products and services in an environment that reminds them of their own homes.

Pigalle Basketball Court, Paris

French fashion brand Pigalle have teamed up with Parisian creative agency ill-studio and Nike to convert the empty space between 2 apartment blocks into a basketball court.

Beautiful Allotment

‘Beautiful Allotment’ sees the front garden of the Geffrye Museum transformed into a fun, outdoor space for feasting, drinking and socialising this summer with handcrafted potting sheds, makeshift cocktail bars and barbecue areas surrounded by trailing plants and vegetable patches.

World Cup 2018

Our brief was to create a dynamic suite of assets which represented football worldwide. We used a combination of flags and pitch markings to create posters, digital banners, shippers and wire-bins. Our designs are currently being featured on the online Google Store worldwide - score.


Since 2011, the project "ArT of opEN doors project in Rua de Santa Maria" has been implemented in Funchal. The aims of the project is to open the city to artistic and cultural events. The project was born by the hand of many artists who were coordinated with the city council and decided to take it out on the streets of the Old Town, particularly in the Rua de Santa Maria. The doors of houses, abandoned shops, deteriorated areas received a new life, in order to sensitise people, towards the art and culture that fills these spaces.

Grab Your Balls, We're Going Bowling!

It’s summer party time and we are going bowling!


Fabrika is a revived Soviet sewing factory that has been transformed into a space for creative individuals to work and play. The space features communal working areas, restaurants, bars and a hotel. The factory creates a unique setting worthy of the funky industrial interiors.

Rooms Hotel

The Caucasus Mountains provide the spectacular backdrop to Rooms Hotels, Kazbegi. Nestled in a valley in northern Georgia, the alpine retreat offers panoramic views from a beautifully industrial building.

Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument

The Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument is a monument build in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and ongoing friendship between Georgia and Soviet Russia.


We’ve touched down in NYC for a couple of days.

Snow Day

It may be cold outside but the snow really makes London look pretty.

Opening Day at Jessops Didcot

Today is the official opening of our new concept store for Jessops in Didcot. If you are in the area, join us for opening day fun, prizes and give aways.

To Thine Own Selfie Be True

This Valentine’s Day, RuPaul has been busy promoting Pixel 2 in a new ad.

We love her sass in the Made by Google ad and Ru even took to Twitter to proclaim ‘Pixel 2’s selfie portrait mode is for the gods!’.



Walking down Laugavegur - Reykjavik’s main shopping street, has changed a lot over the years. As the number of tourists visiting Iceland increases year upon year It is great to see that many local brands and establishments have managed to hold their ground and thrive on Reykjavik’s busiest street.

Fosshotel Myvatn

The hotel features almost exclusively low-environmental impact materials. The low-rise building sits in harmony with its surroundings. It is clad with larch and features a grass roof.

The restaurant provides a breath-taking view of lake Myvatn in Northern Iceland and proved to be a popular place for a traditional Icelandic breakfast of smoked arctic char and skyr.

Star Wars Shippers

Our Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Chromecast shippers have popped up in stores across Norway and Sweden.

British Museum

The British Museum is a fascinating place and there is no denying that the Great Court by Foster & Partners is a beautiful piece of architecture. The Enlightenment Rooms, formerly known as the King’s Library and built between 1823 and 1827 are equally amazing works of design.

La Biennale di Venezia

We spent a weekend in Venice at the Biennale.

The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled Viva Arte Viva, opened to the public from Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th.

Highlights included works by Roberto Cuoghi, Rina Banerjee and Hao Liang.

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Josef Frank

We visited the Josef Frank Patterns-Furniture-Painting exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum. On display are a series of vibrant fabric designs for Svenskt Tenn alongside a number of his previously unknown watercolours.

Science Fiction

Another cool piece from Hamburger Bahnhof by Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Bauhaus Archiv

We went to the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin to see Jasper Morrison - Thingness, The English designer’s first retrospective and presenting the extensive body of work he has created over the last 35 years.

Adrian Piper

The work consists of three identical, golden reception desks that are placed before gray, ceiling-high walls in the historic hall of the museum. With the assistance of receptionists, visitors can sign a contract with themselves at these desks. In the contracts, each individual voluntarily commits to align his or her future deeds with ethical principles such as honesty and reliability.

Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist’s Remake of the Weekend at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Germany.

Google Gnome

The smart yard has arrived! We are super excited to try out the new Google Gnome!

Cupcake Day

A huge ‘THANK YOU!’ to the Google team in California for sending us cupcakes to the office today!

Kissa Kursi Ka

Kissa Kursi Ka at the Kochi Art Biennale in Kerala, india is an exhibition showcasing 10 years of research and explorations around seating by design artist Gunjan Gupta.

Charles Avery

Charles avery at the Pilar Corridas Gallery. The People and Things of Onomatopoeia: Part 2. This is the latest installment of Charles Avery’s epic project, The Islanders.

Beverley Buchanan

Beverley Buchanan at Sadie Coles HQ


The Ulm Model

The exhibition is curated by Peter Kapos. Its display structures are designed by David Kohn Architects.

That Time of Year Again

We are busy preparing for the Liberation Christmas party! Bring it on!

Drunken Cherry

Ukrainians love cherries… as we discovered during our recent trip to the Drunken Cherry in Lviv. This ceiling installation is constructed entirely using cherry liquor bottles.

Lazy Land

Lazy Oaf have taken over Protein in Shoreditch with Lazy Land to celebrate their 15th anniversary.

Henrique Oliveira

A complex network of organic material invades the architecture at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Martin Soto Climent

Inspirational hosiery at the Palais De Tokyo in Paris by Martin Soto Climent.

Barbican Conservatory

We visited the Barbican Conservatory - a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city.

Home to exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees.

T-Mobile Chicago Opening Day

It is opening day for T-Mobile Chicago! Liberation are super excited to have worked on the design of this store with T-Mobile and to see the doors open up to the public. If you are in the area, stop by and take a look for yourself.

London Design Festival

One of our favourite installations was by Asif Khan. He has created a series of plant-filled spaces around Shoreditch for passers-by (including us) to relax, meet and spend time in.


Marguerite Humeau

We visited the Marguerite Humeau exhibition in Paris this week. The exhibition re-enacts the origin of life and the development of conscious life forms in an ominous atmosphere.

Metropol Parasol

The Metropol Parasol is also known as ‘The Mushrooms’. It is the largest wooden structure in the world.

Summer Party

Time for some cocktails and some crazy golf!



This week sees the Liberation team back in awesome San Fran with the gang at Google, thanks for having us guys!

Pokemon Fever

We are loving the warm weather in Shoreditch this week. It has made for a great excuse to spend our lunch times collecting as many Pokemon as possible.

We caught a Gastly in Old Street station, a Golden in The Bricklayers Arms and we posed for photos with a Spearow outside Boxpark.

Happy hunting everyone!

Liberation gives London a leg-up!

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London released the #LondonIsOpen video today to show the world that London “remains entrepreneurial, international, and full of creativity and possibility, while reassuring the more than one million foreign nationals who live in London that they will always be welcome, and that any form of discrimination will not be tolerated.” We’re proud to be a part of this campaign – and in the video – you can see our brief cameo around the four second mark.

Euro Sweepstakes

Congratulations to Kat and Portugal in the Liberation Euro 2016 Sweepstakes!

Anyone For Tennis?

We had a great day out at Wimbledon today. Good luck to Serena in the fourth round!


Brookfield Place, Toronto

During our recent trip to Canada we stopped by Santiago Calatrava’s "crystal cathedral of commerce", the Allen Lambert Galleria in downtown Toronto.

Jellyfishing in Toronto

We get inspired in the most unusual of places.

We loved the UV jellyfish aquarium at the Toronto Aquarium.

New York, New York

The New York skyline has been changing quickly over the past few years. We love 432 Park Avenue designed by Rafael Viñoly which seems to have popped up from nowhere since we were last here.

We look forward to visiting this fast paced city again in the near future to see how the addition of even more super-skinny skyscrapers change the views.

The High Line

We walked the length of the High Line - a disused railway track converted in to an elevated garden/walkway. We took a stroll through Chelsea form West 34th Street all the way down to the Meat Packing District.

Negroni Pop Up

We were very excited by the news of Shoreditch’s latest pop-up - The Negroni Bar at Red Gallery, just around the corner from our studio. We stopped by last night to take a look at the interior design and to try a couple of the 30 Negroni variations.

Open May 11th until May 21st.


Today we are here at the launch of ‘The Story of Emoji’ exhibition at our friendly neighbourhood gallery KK Outlet. Pop along if you are in the area.

Romanian Salt Mine

We jumped at the chance to go rowing in a Romanian, subterranean boating lake. Minimal wooden architecture and neon lights at the bottom of a disused salt mine made for one of our less conventional adventures.

The Photography Show 2016

The Liberation team have joined forces with Leica for the Photography Show 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham.

We designed ‪’‎Leica Street’‬ to inspire the street photographer in everyone!

The Photography Show 2016 will be open from March 19th - March 22nd. Come and visit us at stand D81 in Hall 5.

Back In San Fran

We are back in San Francisco this week. It may be known as fog city but what a great view!

Lumiere, London

London’s festival of light was amazing… if a little busy. This piece by Studio Echelon was one of our favourites.

Malmö Design Museum

We visited the Typography and Graphic Design Exhibition at the Design Museum in Malmö, Sweden. There is a range of great work from designers including - ATWTP and Studio Laucke Siebein

Happy New Year

From all of us here at Liberation

Merry Christmas

From everyone at Liberation!

A Liberation Christmas

Today is the Liberation Christmas Party. Happy (early) Christmas from all of us here.

How Many Designers Does It Take...

A big THANK YOU! to our friends at Lightworks for sending us the biggest pick ‘n’ mix lightbulb in the world!

Merry Christmas!

East Side Gallery, Berlin

A trip to Berlin definitely involves a visit to East Side Gallery, an international memorial for freedom. This 1.3km of graffiti painting on the Berlin wall is the largest and longest-lasting open air gallery in the world. This segment is "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" by Dimitri Vrubel.


We had a great time at our cocktail making course last week in Shoreditch. Some of us took to it better than others…. Espresso Martini anyone?

Video highlights here -

That's Shanghai Food & Drinks Awards

Votes were counted to determine the best F&B venues over the course of a month resulting in The Bull and Claw coming out top in one of the biggest and most competitive categories.

Harpa, Reykjavik

Completed wowed by the beauty of the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik. The building is a gleaming sculpture reflecting both the sky and harbour. The glass facade, which covers the entire building, was designed by reowned visual artist Olafur Elisson. Absolutely Stunning.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Found a calming retreat within the bustling city of Marrakech, Jardin Majorelle - a dreamy oasis full of exotic plants from five continents. In amongst the garden, I came across this astonishingly vibrant Moorish buliding with a hint of Art Deco, glowing with an intense blue. Beautiful.