When I was a boy in the 1960s, anything that said ‘Made in Japan’ meant cheap and nasty. We used […]
A lesson at Villa Savoye
What makes a house great? I’ve been wondering about this a lot recently because I’m renovating my own house. I’ve […]
Taking the B out of Bland.
Bland buildings are horrible things. The world is full of them. They say ‘this’ll do’ rather than ‘this will make […]
Look at me!
I know I’ve posted about doors before (see Abandon Hope) and how important I think they are. I am an […]
This is a reminder for all design aficionados and social historians that you can find all my spoken pieces […]
The agony of the First Person novel
I’m in the middle of writing a novel in the First Person. I haven’t written in the First Person before […]
Well, any excuse to think French…Bastille Day at Opera Bastille, perhaps? I’ll be celebrating with a sip or four of […]
A grand tour
It’s always difficult returning to Australia after being in Europe because I feel more European than Australian. I spent […]
I’m dripping in France at the moment. As I wrote several posts ago, I’m writing a novel set in […]
A dance to the music of design
Life is full of surprises. In April 2013 an email was forwarded to me by Janne Ryan, the producer of […]