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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 →

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 →

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 →

Red Road demolition

There are several good reasons why the decision to blow up Glasgow's Red Road towers during this year's Commonwealth Games is a bad idea. And one rather esoteric reason why it might be an interesting one. Read more →

Glasgow textures

It would be platitudinous to note that it frequently rains in Glasgow. That the city is often cloaked in a Stygian murk, a fine veil of rain, low clouds scudding over its monumental architecture. That is not a criticism. Read more →

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