There’s one aspect of writing that few people mention and that’s all the waiting. I don’t mean waiting for divine […]
Jean Badovici, mystery man
One of the surprising things about writing a novel set within the last hundred years is how difficult it can […]
It’s my ABC
My first months of living in Australia in the mid 1990s felt like inhabiting some kind of parallel universe. Everything […]
It’s the end of the year and I planned a quick post to wish my readers and fellow bloggers a […]
Very Inspiring Blogger Award
It was the end of rather a fractious day but then a lovely message popped into my Inbox: France Says […]
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 […]