Milestones: Ring of confidence as Lego gems prove popular

Cufflinks, bracelets and rings made from Lego are helping to build up a new West Yorkshire art business.

The main focus of the Projeto Gallery, in Silsden, near Keighley, is photographic work by artists from countries including China, Venezuela, India, Japan, Italy, Germany and Britain.

But now lego jewellery, made by Shipley designer Kitchensink, is selling out at the gallery.

Gallery owner Paula Baker-Parkin, said: "I've only been open five weeks and have had to order more of the Lego jewellery, it's been so popular for Christmas. It's also proved a brilliant icebreaker, bringing people into the gallery to look at the photography."

n A traditional joinery firm has picked up awards for its work, including a new chapel at St Paul's Cathedral. Houghtons of York, based in Dunnington, collected the Masters award and team award at the York Guild of Building annual awards ceremony.

Expert carver Andrew Martindale picked up the Masters award for his work on a new chapel at St Paul's Cathedral, while Duncan Willmore, along with metalworker Warwick Gabb, stonemason Howard Thwaites and polisher David Podmore, received the team award for their work on an elliptical staircase for a new-build private residence near Richmond.

The York Guild of Building was founded in 1954 to encourage communication between the many different sections of the building industry.

n Design agency RPA is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a string of achievements which include the launch of a new technical division, a move to larger premises, the appointment of two new members of staff and a new website.

The agency's new technical division, RPA Code, handles the technical aspects of any projects that require interactivity, including intranets, online data-gathering market research questionnaires and forums. New staff appointments include Robin Snook, who has joined as business development manager, and Paul Burley who has come on board as senior designer, bringing the total number of staff to eight.

RPA has also re-launched its website in the form of a blog. The site, which is updated on a regular basis by staff via their

i-phones, is designed to give people an insight into how a visual communicator thinks and sees the world.