The secret to happiness is there is no secret to happiness / one hundred famous views of Edo / the concrete art of Shizuko Yoshikawa / the photorealistic work of Latvian artist Vija Celmins / the fortification of educational architecture in the era of mass shootings / on portraying female genius / I should watch… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #62
Thanks to Prof. Dr. Molly Steenson for initiating this habit. 1. What did you do in 2021 that you’d never done before? Prioritised my finances over how interesting or aligned my work was. 2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? We were in the middle of a… Continue reading End of year Review
Eve Babitz who played nude against Marcel Duchamp for Esquire magazine has just died / the sad history of the Native American frybread / the Millenium Mileposts across the country / Richard Roger’s parents house / awesome moody women by Prudence Heward / Captain Von Trapp’s former fiancé’s fictional announcement is very good and very… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #61
It’s been almost 3 years since I wrote Smarter Homes but my interest in the historical role of the home in our communal and societal decision-making hasn’t stopped. After working as Head of Labs at Bulb and doing research for Overlay (by ING Labs) I got really interested in the more administrative side of homes.… Continue reading Smart homes or smart paperwork?
I’ve been listening to this Sondheim album for a few years and it’s just lovely and he was too / the Building Centre turns 90 / Exercise magazine (in French) looks nice / the japanese take on a spaghetti dish / the gallery Dior ran with a friend with money from his aristocratic parents /… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #60
I rode my bike on the Downs Link which of course was upgraded with the help of the European Regional Development Fund but I don’t want to look up how Surrey voted in 2016 / it also took me a while to understand I had to take the bridle paths / the Lynn Chadwick exhibition… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #59
I’ve come to believe 9 1/2 weeks is the best film about interior design masquerading as a film about a terrible relationship / which suits the theme of corsets and big shoulders in the latest Self Esteem video where lyrics take a backseat entirely and the choreographer should be sacked / Reed Estabrook‘s photographs of… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #58
In 2019, I wrote about producing diverse events when I offered Ada’s List to produce their yearly conference. I’ve been acting as project manager for a Superflux project for IKEA and London Project Lead for Library of Things which gives me a chance to sit on a train and think about the last two years… Continue reading On project managing
I’ve been a trustee of The Restart Project, a right to repair charity, for almost a year. They are focused on raising political awareness of the need for right to repair legislation in the UK and Europe and have been doing a fantastic job over the past 6 years. It’s an honour to meet with… Continue reading Repairable by design?
On green screens and furniture / on a day in Harlem when 57 jazz greats came together for an Esquire shoot by Art Kane who invented the sandwich image/ Coney Island hotdogs come from Greek and North Macedonia migrants / a book about innovators in education / Sir James Black who lived in the neighbourhood… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #57