Like it or lump it, it’s December – so there’s no avoiding Christmas. We’re not just going to focus on festive projects here and you probably finished your Christmas-related projects month ago – apart from occasional last-minute seasonal briefs or just designing cards for clients – but there’s much to be inspired by in other’s Christmas projects.

Creating a sense of awe and wonder is the key to nailing this season – and there are plenty of ways to kindle that childlike feeling; one of them is sheer graft.

Take a look at the windows of New York department store Bergdorf Goodman for a great example. Designed by David Hoey, a stalwart of the shop window scene, and then put together by more than 600 craftspeople, the meticulously crafted windows are themed around the arts, like Theatre and Literature.

Architecture features papercut sculptures inspired by old blueprints.

Read on to see more of David Hoey’s windows displays and many more inspiring festive and non-festive projects.

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