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8th November, 2019

Rizamblings

This week, I had the pleasure of joining polymathic designer and poet Rizwana Khan to record an episode of her all-encompassing, stream of consciousness podcast.

19th October, 2019

Primer EU: Futures For All

I spent this week in Madrid, where I attended Primer EU. With my increasing interest in futures and speculative design, I wanted to take a closer look at the community, its methods, and successes.

1st October, 2019

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life

Having admired Eliasson's work for twenty years, I'd expected to love everything about this significant Tate survey. Instead, I began to wonder if I'd over-invested in his ideas.

25th September, 2019

Defying Tradition

Geri Coady is a designer and illustrator (and, lucky for me, my wife) sharing her lifelong passion for Japanese culture, language, and travel. Today, her first exhibition opens in Tokyo.

22nd September, 2019

The podcast that never was

The idea was to create a podcast series about sound and place, recording each episode in a different location. I assembled one episode but thought better of sharing it — until now.

19th September, 2019

Tomorrow, we strike

Thousands of websites will be unavailable during the Global Climate Strike, with millions of us taking to the streets to demand climate justice and an end to the age of fossil fuels.

14th September, 2019

This searing light, the sun and everything else

We stood before Ian Curtis' earliest handwritten lyrics for Love Will Tear Us Apart. Hurried words and edits; deeply personal poetry the resonance of which its author would never know.

4th September, 2019

Cinque Terre

We're back from our third trip to Cinque Terre, where we celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary at the little Manarola apartment we love so much.

18th August, 2019

Detaching from Facebook

I've deactivated my Facebook account, having become deeply uncomfortable with the company's propensity to mislead and cause harm. I just wish I could truly delete it.

28th July, 2019

The 92nd Tely 10

Ten miles, 1:44:58. Despite the heat and me feeling a bit rough, we shaved six minutes off our previous attempt, thanks to Geri running so strong!

19th July, 2019

Timeline

Redesigning in the open is daunting but encourages progress. Although I'm far from finished, the new timeline is attracting attention, so I've written a little about it.

11th July, 2019

Art in Real Life: Addressing the Sustainability Challenge

Ahead of its big new Olafur Eliasson show, Tate Modern hosted a discussion about the potential of culture to address sustainability and inspire change.

10th July, 2019

The National

Setlist and photos from tonight's incredible show at Castlefield Bowl, Manchester.

2nd July, 2019

Living ecologically

At home, we’re asking questions about how we live, the products we use and the trail we leave. Even the cat's getting involved, and I think we’re making changes worth sharing.

27th June, 2019

Conversations with Nick Cave

I’ll admit to being only a casual fan of Nick Cave. After two decades orbiting his work, I’ve reduced him down to a relatively short playlist. And yet, I continue to find him fascinating.