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23rd May, 2019

Hoshinoya Tokyo

Our trips to Japan tend to rest on two very distinct styles of accommodation: mostly, we’re content with Airbnb boltholes, but occasionally there’s the luxury of a five star hotel.

15th April, 2019

A long weekend in Suffolk

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

Bear Pond and Koffee Mameya

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

Meeting my wife for coffee

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.

28th February, 2018

A few days in Langdale

Instagrams from a wintry camping and hiking trip in the Lakes.

1st September, 2017

I'm writing again

Buoyed by experiential optimism, I want to highlight the ways digital technology can benefit well-being, and strengthen our connection to the natural world.

31st December, 2013

2013 in review

Another end-of-year reflection for future me to enjoy. It was an incredible year in which I pretty much sorted my life out. Most notably, I turned 40, and got engaged!

17th June, 2013

Waking in Florence

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

2012 in review

Having summarised my year as both 2010 and 2011 drew to a close, I'm learning to enjoy writing these reviews now.

28th December, 2012

iPhone video experiment

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.

1st November, 2012

Make something you love

After my trip to Minnesota I travelled straight to Brooklyn. I never need a reason to visit my favourite borough, but I was especially excited to attend my third Brooklyn Beta as this time it would be as an insider, supporting my Fictive Kin.

30th October, 2012

AIGA Design Camp

Earlier this month I spent four days in remote Nisswa, Minnesota where I delivered a keynote to 350 designers, alongside Pentagram’s Paula Scher, book designer and Batman author Chip Kidd, and illustraters The Heads of State.

31st December, 2011

2011 in review

The year 2010 was an important and epic one for me, so as it ended I wrote about it in some detail. In doing so, I set myself the goal of documenting each year I survive, and as 2011 was equally epic in some regards, I really want a record of it for the future me.

31st December, 2010

2010 in review

I’d been hesitant about writing a review of my 2010, partly because it is something I’ve avoided each year, and also because I had such a brilliant and eventful twelve months that I hate the idea of appearing arrogant or self-indulgent.

28th October, 2010

Brilliant Brooklyn Beta

Back in May (during a drunken Beer Friday in New York’s DUMBO) my friends Chris and Cameron outlined their plan to put on a unique event for the web community. If they pulled it off, it would be fantastic. Well, they did it, and the result was the incredible Brooklyn Beta.