A rather nice Manchester based studio with a broad range of projects in their portfolio. Four23 have just completed the rather sexy looking branding for the North West Regional Assembly which culminated, amongst other things, in this rather gorgeous looking steel block. I love anything industrial!

On top of all that, they also have their own licensed coffeehouse, which was opened a few weeks ago, below their Manchester studio.  It’s called An Outlet and it’s an intimate, romantic place that sells coffee cocktails, herrings for breakfast, soup for lunch, figs in the evening, wine by the glass and Bloody Marys by the jug. There are books, newspapers, journals, magazines to browse, blankets to keep you warm when outside, notepads and pens available to sketch with, free wifi and the place already has a fab mix of young architects, bloggers, musicians, writers and general creative folk. Sounds GREAT!