22nd November 2019 / Alan Moore

Love the work you do: Blitz Motorcycles

Hugo and Fred build motorcycles. They build them from discarded older motorbikes, curating their builds using the frames, engines, petrol tanks and handlebars from machines of another time. They call their company Blitz — as in giving new life, new energy, new purpose, to old motorcycles. Possessed with an aesthetic vision of how these motorcycles […]

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11th May 2018 / Alan Moore

Beautiful Business conversations with craftswoman Alice Blogg

Alice is a designer, a maker of all things in wood. Alice shares her views on what a life of craft gives her — A joyful life of enduring satisfaction. Explaining the importance of having respect for the living material she uses – wood, Alice touches on the need for meaning connected to living an […]

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13th April 2018 / Alan Moore

A quest for truth is always core to the purpose of a poet. Remembering Seamus Heaney

The poet Seamus Heaney was a master craftsman of the English language. He embodied the other important characteristics of craftsmanship: a granite-like integrity and a deep empathy for the world around him. A quest for truth is always core to the purpose of a poet, to seek that which others do not see and to […]

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22nd March 2018 / Alan Moore

The CEO Guide to creating a Beautiful Business

What would your business look like were it more beautiful? I have always been fascinated by beautiful things: landscape, architecture, furniture, tools, books, music, words as stories, food, businesses. Beautiful things are prepared with love. The act of creating something of beauty is a way of bringing good into the world. Infused with optimism, it […]

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10th February 2018 / Alan Moore

“Ma” the spaces between are everything

I have recently been reading Alex Kerr’s intriguing book, Lost Japan. It was a serendipitous moment picking it up in the local bookshop. What a book about such an amazing life journey. It is the concept of Ma that captures my curiosity. Kerr explains, “‘Ma’ — the special appeal of Japanese music lies almost completely in its […]

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10th January 2018 / Alan Moore

50 Beautiful Businesses

Compiled from The Beautiful Business Newsletters and Compendiums. This is the first list of 50 Beautiful Businesses. These businesses inspire a different way of looking at the world. We celebrate people who explore beauty beyond the superficial and strive to deliver truth, meaning and authenticity through beautiful products, experiences and solutions: Things beautifully made with […]

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12th December 2017 / Alan Moore

How poetry can help us make better things

In 1988 I was asked to design an exhibition catalogue for Cecil Collins the artist. My client The Anthony d’Offay Gallery gave me a brief, ‘could I design a catalogue that would look and feel like a jewel?’ How to make a jewel-like catalogue? I loved Cecil’s work, very English and spiritual. My thoughts turned […]

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10th December 2017 / Alan Moore

Do Design why beauty is key to everything audio book

I am pleased to announce that Do Design. Why beauty is key to everything is available now as ‘the spoken word’ via @audible.com or from the @dobookco website. I have always been fascinated by beautiful things: architecture, furniture, books. Beautiful things are prepared with love. The act of creating something of beauty is a way […]

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8th December 2017 / Alan Moore

Shaker furniture and Doug Englebert what do they have in common?

A while back, I was sitting in the Shaker rocking chair I’ve owned for over 30 years along with some other Shaker furniture, boxes, a chest of drawers. The thought came to me that the Shakers somehow took common objects, a tin box, a bonnet, a house, a kitchen garden and turned them into works […]

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6th December 2017 / Alan Moore

Beautiful business conversations with Menno van Doorn Sogeti

Menno van Doorn is Director of the Sogeti Research Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT). Menno shares his views on emerging technologies, Facebook anxiety, Robotic optimism, ‘machinefulness’, how AI might save us from ourselves, self driving transportation, why we need an approach to technological design that is beautiful creating happiness. Centre stage is […]

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