Studio in the Woods ‐ a chance for childhood regression by exploring the great outdoors (on the spectacular grounds of New Barn Farm in the Isle of Wight) with some new playmates. Cramming an intensive four days into a nutshell; we undertook some soul searching, which led to some very democratic designing followed by some making. Escaping the city and spending time with a sketchbook proved invigorating. Armed with new ways of thinking about design our team mucked in to create ‘the road to nowhere’ – a timber jetty that deceived the eye by holding the level and led to a position of solitude projecting over the landscape. Following a tour of all the work and some very complimentary words from Ted Cullinan we devoured one last hog roast and bid a tearful farewell.