There's never a dull moment at Dulux HQ - from the architectural delights of Barcelona to printing machinery, here's what we got up to this August:
Park Guell, Barcelona
One of the team was lucky enough to visit Barcelona this month. Park Guell is a public park in the city composed of gardens and architectural elements which were designed by the influential architect Guadi. The park was built between 1900 and 1914 but was not officially opened until 1926, and is a typical example of Guadi's organic, nature-inspired style. Bursting with colour, pattern and intricate mosaic work, it's a feast of imaginative features at every turn - a long bench shaped like a sea serpent and a giant dragon to name but a few.
Stroud Valley Art Space Crazy Golf
This indoor 18-hole crazy golf course is the brainchild of Tomas Millar from the award-winning architects Millar + Howard Workshop. Possibly the the most stylish (and innovative) mini-golf course that's ever existed, each hole is designed by a different artist/designer or collaborative team. Housed in an old goods shed in Stroud, Gloucestershire, it's part of Stroud Valley Artspace's program of summer events and will be open until 6th September. Where else would you find a loop-the-loop at hole seven? We hole-y recommend it.
Taylor Bloxham Print Works
Some of the Dulux colour team took a trip to Taylor Bloxham, who print the Dulux Let's Colour magazine, to see the latest issue rolling hot off the press. It was a fascinating insight into the printing process and we couldn't help but take some behind-the-scenes pictures of the incredible machines in action. Check out the digital version of the new Let's Colour magazine at www.duluxletscolourmagazine.co.uk.
See our July round up here.