If you loved Not Always To Plan, check out other books from the same publisher:  Momentum Books

For my podcasts and a really interesting weekly programme on design:  ABC Radio National: By Design

My podcasts and written pieces for ABC’s Blueprint for Living are collected together here

I’m grateful to my agent Lyn Tranter for her incredible support and wise advice. She has quite a stable of authors who are, I am sure, equally grateful:  Australian Literary Management

Interested in colour?  silverpaintedriver



  1. Hi Colin. The Bowler Hat. Good one. And for possibly the 5000th time the Bond movie was ‘Goldfinger’…..Oddjob at al. Cheers, George.

  2. Hi Colin, I have listened to your RN Blue Print for Living pod casts for many years, I absolutely love them, they are perfection!!!, informative, relevant, entertaining, historical, contemporary, and personality in one bundle. The problem is that I don’t get a change to catch up on all of them, and that I would like to refer back to them and unable to in a more permanent way. Please get these Design Icon pod casts published as a book. Text and photos please. That way we can enjoy them in perpetuity. Why has this not been done? It would be a great entertaining reading reference for all to enjoy and also a reference for deign schools. Regards, Frank

    • What an absolutely lovely missive to receive, Frank. It gives me immense pleasure to know that listeners like you are enjoying my little pieces so much. Re the book, it’s certainly an idea that has been floated at various times and I would certainly love it but publishing is a slow beast and needs much time to ruminate. Fingers crossed, one day. In the meantime, consider my next icon dedicated to you. Thanks once again.

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