15th April, 2019
We’ve just returned from our first trip to Suffolk, where open landscapes and abundant birdlife take centre stage and everything feels gently connected. The food’s pretty good too.
13th March, 2019
Despite markedly different approaches to customer service, Bear Pond and Koffee Mameya have much in common, not least their unflinching dedication to quality. When coffee reaches this level, the experience is mind-altering.
12th March, 2019
I’d agreed to meet Geri for coffee. Usually, that means a brisk walk into town, but on this occasion, she was in the future. She was 6,000 miles away.
5th September, 2018
Photos and stories from our anniversary trip.
31st May, 2018
Photos, stories and notes from our trip.
8th March, 2018
The expansive views from the hard-won summit deserved my full attention, but cognitively I was elsewhere; present in multiple locations by way of a weak but welcome signal.
21st December, 2017
There it was again: a mysterious humming vibrato piercing the silence, then gone. Whatever the source, it was close, and moving at high speed. The twilight made these sudden whirrs seem unnerving yet also fascinating, a puzzle to be solved.
15th November, 2017
How reality TV exposes nature’s life cycles, and why a whole province found delight in an unscripted anthropomorphic soap opera.
1st September, 2017
Buoyed by experiential optimism, I want to highlight the ways digital technology can benefit well-being, and strengthen our connection to the natural world.
12th August, 2017
The National, Bon Iver, Beach House, Feist, Iggy Pop, Band of Horses and many more. Refshaleøens, Copenhagen
31st December, 2013
This is the fourth end-of-year review I’ve written and as ever it’s a personal reflection that I think I’ll enjoy reading in twenty years or whenever. In a nutshell, 2013 was incredible, and the year I pretty much sorted my life out. Most notably I turned 40, and got engaged!
17th June, 2013
I awake to a beautiful Summer’s morning in the Boboli District. The heat has me out of bed unusually early, and I find myself on our balcony garden, looking across the terracotta rooftops of Florence.
31st December, 2012
Having summarised my year as both 2010 and 2011 drew to a close, I'm learning to enjoy writing these reviews now. Early worries about being a "show off" or the irrelevance of my experiences to others have worn off, and I see this as a cathartic task that teaches me as much about the coming year as it does reflect on the one just passed. So, here's my look back at an incredibly busy 2012.
28th December, 2012
I am an enthusiastic amateur when it comes to photography and video, but I like a challenge. In 2012 I tried to shoot video wherever I went. However, I don't like carrying around loads of expensive kit, so I constrained myself to only using my iPhone 4S, some carefully chosen apps, and a couple of peripherals. The results were... interesting.
11th November, 2012
Last month I was thrilled to speak at the Creative Mornings Benefit in Brooklyn, alongside Jason Santa Maria. By way of record, I’ve pulled together videos of both talks plus my slides and a few thoughts in this quick post.