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Sigrid - Winner of Sound of 2018
January 18, 2018Blog, Creative Ideas, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sound of 2018 – The Artists You Should Be Keeping An Ear Out For

The winner of the Sound of 2018 has been revealed as the Norweigan pop singer Sigrid. We read more into the four other acts she is joined by in the top five of this coveted award, and give our take on the winners. We were surprised to...

Cranes In The Sky - London Skyline 2022
January 9, 2018Blog, Design, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cranes In The Sky

Skyscraper construction in the Square Mile is booming and as more cranes continuously pop up along the London skyline, we take a look at what our city is set to look like in 2026. Despite all of the Brexageddon talk that London’s...

Stefano Boeri - HEKKTA - The New Year
January 6, 2018Blog, Property Portal, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Roll On The New Year

HEKKTA looks ahead to the New Year and what exciting property and architecture 2018 is set to gift us with a little reflection on the year just gone aswell. Nationwide stated that house price growth slowed over 2017. Have a look at...

Hendrix - Heathrow 1967 - Glamour
December 28, 2017Blog, Creative Ideas, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1970s Glamour – The Stars in Transit

Imagine if we could all travel like the stars in the glitz and glamour of the 70s? We all know the feeling of hopelessly waiting in an airport queue while you trudge forward one step every five minutes while a dreary voice comes over a...

BIG Texas Stadium - HEKKTA - Stadiums
December 8, 2017Blog, Property Portal, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Stadiums

This week it’s brand spanking new stadiums that are hitting the headlines around the globe so we take a look at what direction architects are taking modern stadiums, as well as a round up of property news. BIG has created an...

Pentatonic Furniture - Designs for the Future
December 7, 2017Blog, Design, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Top Designs of 2017 – Creating a Better Future

It’s coming to the end of the year where we have the chance to take a glance over what 2017 has brought to us, and also what it means for the future. We assess 10 designs that have emerged this year and how they are working...

May 2, 2017Blog, Design

The Ombre Chair by Germans Ermica

Germans Ermica was born in Riga, Latvia in 1985 and at only 29 started his own design studio in Amsrerdam after studying Graphic Design. He’s been quoted saying “I often employ my graphic design background to add a new and fresh...

March 3, 2017Design

3D Printed Cakes – Dinara Kasko

3D printing. This new technology is normally associated with engineering or the likes, however HEKKTA has found a new, innovative, and what we think is pure genius, use of 3D printing technology. Ukrainian patisserie chef Dinara Kasko...

Midnight Modern by Tom Blachford - Palm Springs
February 22, 2017Blog, Design, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Palm Springs – Midnight Modern by Tom Blachford

In this brilliant project Midnight Modern, Tom Blachford brings us Palm Springs just like it would’ve been 60 years ago with some amazing photography shot in the light of the moon. Tom Blachford was able to gain a very rare...

Central Asia - Back In The USSR - Peter Ortner
February 20, 2017Blog, Design, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Back In The USSR by Peter Ortner

For the last seven years, photographer Peter Ortner has been travalling around the former Soviet Union states such as Armenia, Georgia and Uzbekistan. However what he shoots may surprise you. Ortner has found some incredible and...

Nara Dreamland - Romain Veillon - Theme Park
February 10, 2017Blog, Design, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Nara Dreamland Captured by Photographer Romain Veillon

Photographer Romain Veillon has captured Nara Dreamland, an abandoned theme park in Japan, in these eerie pictures of the once popular destination. His photos highlight how nature has taken over the park with weeds growing through the...

Peninsula Place - Calatrava Architecture - Greenwich Peninsula
February 5, 2017Blog, Property Portal, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Greenwich Peninsula

A massive £1bn development in Greenwich Peninsula has been announced this week, which is on everyone’s lips in the world of property and architecture. Many more investments into the capital have been revealed in property news...

Tycho Album Artwork
February 3, 2017Blog, Design, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Designing An Album

Design and music have long gone hand in hand. The album artwork is the first thing anyone will see, and if you get it right, it can really transform the music. Inspired by some interestingly designed covers by Tycho, a...

Manchester By The Sea
February 1, 2017Blog, Creative Ideas, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Manchester By The Sea

Last week we took a trip to the cinema to watch one of the films in the running for this year’s Oscars, Manchester By the Sea. Having watched the film, something good happened, which only happens after you’ve watched...

Trailer trash - The Riverbed by Ben Murphy - South-east Spain
January 31, 2017Blog, Design, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Makeshift Architecture of The Riverbed

Photographer Ben Murphy has produced an amazing project entitled the Riverbed, in which he captured the dwellings of people who shunned the city life of the modern world. They chose instead to create very minimal but fascinating homes...

Pigskin dog - Chicago Bears - NFL Stadium food - Soldier Field
January 25, 2017Blog, Creative Ideas, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NFL Stadium Food

With NFL Super Bowl LI fast approaching, what will all the ravenous football fans be chomping on during the four hour long event? It would come as no surprise that there will be meat and a lot of it. There will be cheese and a lot of...

The Facade of Wealth - Mirna Pavlovic - Dulcis Domus
January 24, 2017Blog, Design, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dulcis Domus by Mirna Pavlovic – The Facade of Wealth

Once home to the richest and most affluent people in Europe, now merely derelict mansions with no occupants in sight; this astonishing project by Croatian photographer Mirna Pavlovic highlights the scars of the political and social...

A smog eating skyscraper - Arconic
January 22, 2017Blog, Design, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Smog Eating Skyscraper by Arconic

Arconic, a materials science company, have released plans for a 3 mile high skyscraper, which eats smog. As unfeasible as this sounds, the technology has either already been made or is close to being finished. If completed, this really...

California Dreaming
January 19, 2017Blog, Creative Ideas, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

California Dreaming

Christmas has gone and the Monday that is nicknamed the “saddest day of the year” has just passed. Summer seems further away than ever as the rain spits down onto the cold streets, so we started dreaming. HEKKTA loves a...

Angela Merkel - Food For Power
January 17, 2017Blog, Design, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Food For Power

Photographer Dan Bannino has created a brilliant project on the food that those in power like to enjoy. An almost satirical take on these figures’ eating habits, he has created a project which is really unique and we love it. A...

Ray BLK - BBC Sound of 2017
January 10, 2017Blog, Creative Ideas, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

BBC Sound of 2017 – Ray BLK

The BBC Sound of 2017 has always served as a prophecy for the future. And it is pretty much always spot on. In a 12 man longlist, they identify the most exciting musical acts at the moment and then give their prediction on who will own...

Who would know a fist-bump could say so much? But this moment of informal appreciation to custodian Lawrence Lipscomb says a lot about who he was
January 5, 2017Blog, Creative Ideas, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Obama – A Different Sort Of President

On the 20th January 2017, Obama will vacate the White House for the president-elect Donald Trump. While many are quick to despair and dread what terrible things the new occupant may get up to, here at HEKKTA we think it is important to...

Beipanjiang Bridge - China
January 1, 2017Blog, Property Portal, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – China

Christmas has passed and the New Year is upon us but no matter what time of year, your Property Portal will be here! This week we are focusing on property and architecture in China, and also what activity Chinese investors are up to...

The most surprising picture of 2016
December 30, 2016Blog, Creative Ideas, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Goodbye 2016

Goodness. 2016. What a year. One year ago when the digit changed from a 5 to a 6, I doubt many of us thought that 2016 would produce as many upsets, as many losses and as many shocks. But alas, despite the cloud of Brexit and Trump...

The opening night of Xenon NY in June 1978 - Meryl Meisler
December 29, 2016Blog, Design, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

New York’s Sassy 70s by Meryl Meisler

Carrying on our theme of New York in the 1970s, we have stumbled upon a brilliant collection of photos by Meryl Meisler of the disco scene in New York in the 1970s. At the time when the Big Apple was seemingly in decline with crime...

Fracking – Springville, Pennsylvania, US - J. Henry Fair
December 22, 2016Blog, Creative Ideas, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Industrial Scars by J. Henry Fair

Environmental artist J. Henry Fair has produced a series of staggering photos in his latest book Industrial Scars – The Hidden Costs of Consumption. The photos are marvellous and capture some amazing landscapes in beautiful...