Lately there have been a number of interesting events happening in Lisbon, last night I attended the Conference of Society for Environmental Graphic Design. Hosted by local design studio P-06, converted their under-construction studio into a fun improvised space, decorated with blunt wall signage of many Portuguese sayings on the speciality of "making-do" (desenrrascar). Showcased work of P-06, grown-breaking projects in Portugal and abroad, with a beautiful relationship between graphics and architecture has won them a Red Dot Award. Two brilliant studios which have won their reputation for information graphics, signage and wayfinding - Alexandra Wood founding partner of Holmes-Wood London and David Gibson founding partner of TwoTwelve New York. Had the opportunity of a brief chat with David Gibson, extremely approachable and welcoming, on the sustainable design policy of his studio and how this was an inspiration for my own.