The back of the Barge House last weekend

Sunday Scraps #34

I’m not sure I can remember the last time I did anything fun on Valentine’s Day so I played cupid for some people and am reading about the rose trade and climate change impact of flowers all year long which makes me want to support…

Alternative signage for the era of GDPR

New work: Human Values and policy-making

Over the past few months, I’ve been working with the BBC R&D team on advancing their Human Values research in the context of some NESTA funding we won. We’re working entirely remotely and I’ve been enjoying working with friends, old and new, in their North Lab.…

A ceramic swallow on the side of Waterloo Bridge

Sunday Scraps #33

A 1970 documentary of James Baldwin in Paris / Ada’s List are looking for a new CEO / the couple who took over one of my flats make these amazing silk scarves and I’m trying not to buy another one / Parissi make a killer…

Bag of croissants on the back of my bike

Sunday Scraps #32

The London Design Festival are looking for a producer / about the food in In the Mood for Love / under the cosh is an expression I didn’t know but quite like / the Modernist Society have published some lovely films / a IWD auction…

Somewhere, out there.

Sunday Scraps #31

More people have died of COVID-19 than in the Plague of London / how to propose something for COP26 / how people ate in the Middle Ages / 6 grades of sting / the story behind a table / the rate of vaccination doesn’t fill…

Oakshott Court

Sunday Scraps #30

Interesting take on the problem with environmental literature for children / the origins of restaurants (broths for the rich who didn’t want to chew) / the rural photography of William Christenberry /  Sharon Eyal the choreographer and dancer in The National’s videos / the photography…

Crossbone Graveyard

Year in Review

Funny, I started these 13 years ago but didn’t do one in 2019. Maybe I knew something was coming. As always thanks to Prof. Dr. Molly Steenson for initiating this habit 1. What did you do in 2020 that you’d never done before? Draught excluded…

Christmas cards

Sunday Scraps #29

Went down a rabbit hole of Arthur Cravan thanks to this BBC Radio 3 show by artist Ross Sutherland / Frank O’Hara’s lunchtime poetry looks great / This is him in his home reading a poem to his lover about having a Coke / a…