Earn or Learn, Eat or Read

Reason students leave school: time and money. For many it’s earn or learn, eat or read... today’s system is not designed for today’s students. #asugsv2018 https://twitter.com/DesieLiz/status/986281713453056000/photo/1 https://twitter.com/DesieLiz/status/986281713453056000 This tweet hit my timeline this morning as I sipped my coffee. It stuck in my craw. The debate around the education system doesn't seem particularly fruitful, instead … Continue reading Earn or Learn, Eat or Read

Design Thinking

Or, how to feel like you've done something when you haven't. Or, how to waste time and money without making progress. I'm glad Lee Vinsel wrote this post Design Thinking is Kind of Like Syphilis — It’s Contagious and Rots Your Brains. While it takes a rather extreme view the further in you go - eventually equating … Continue reading Design Thinking


I wrote about the fire and the temporary permanence we lived in for close to two years. But I haven’t written about coming home. There were of course the expected delays in the build. The took a while floors, the joinery too and each had their own knock on effect. But in the last week … Continue reading Home

At Human Scale

I've spoken before about the idea of human scale, and I think that's where we need to be focussed. Digital technology has really suffered from it's obsession with massification, but for me the future is about restoring the human scale. It's about ensuring intimate human relationships and connections can occur, and occur without the need … Continue reading At Human Scale