Thoughts on design and other matters

Lego Le Corbusier

What could be a better birthday gift than a Lego reconstruction of Le Corbusier's classic Villa Savoye? Nothing, my wife thought, and I'm glad. Read more →

European futures

An essay discussing two books by writers from very different worlds suggesting alternatives to the European Union's perennial austerity. Read more →

The return of Pelican Books

I'm glad to see the return of Pelican Books. Five new Pelicans appeared earlier this month, the first to bear the imprint for some 25 years. Read more →

All that is solid melts into air

Notes on a session at The HIghland Fling web conference in Edinburgh that have turned into a rather long reflection on the disruptive economic impact of increasingly rapid technological change. Read more →

Grey on grey

A post noting the current ubiquity of the colour grey within minimalist design: what's good about it, and not so good. Read more →

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