• Live

    The one where I nearly gave an injection!

    I’ve been phobic about injections and hypodermic needles for as long as I can remember. Well, since I was hospitalised with pneumonia at the age of 5, which is pretty much the…

  • Design

    The American Dream – pop to the present

    I almost can’t believe that I’ve never been to the British Museum before. Not sure how I’ve managed to miss that. I suppose I had always assumed it only houses really old…

  • Live

    Photography Course London

    While we were in Hong Kong at Christmas, it occurred to me that we never take a camera on holiday anymore. Or anywhere. Obviously we’ve got cameras on our phones and obviously…

  • Play

    Hair by Sam Mcknight

    I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from an exhibition about hair, but I thought it might be fun to go and find out before it closed on 12 March, so I…

  • Design

    Design hero: Frank Pick

    On my recent visit to the London Transport Museum, I was fascinated to see the design system and assets in one place, but also reminded how brilliant some of the graphic design…

  • Design

    Tattoo: First session of 2017

    That red heart. Yeah, that hurt. But the girl head is fully finished and it’s only the painful fleshy bits to go! I’m really pleased with how this is coming along, only…

  • Design

    Designology late debate, London Transport Museum

    ‘Designology’ at the London Transport Museum is a year-long programme of events, focussed around design and London’s transport – exploring how design makes London better. Subject matters include wayfinding, mapping, data, social…

  • Design

    Maison et Objet, Paris – part deux

    There was so much to see at the show that it was almost impossible to cover in one day, let alone one blog post. So this second post focuses more on furniture…

  • Design

    Maison et Objet, Paris – part une

    I was invited to attend Maison et Object with a friend who is an interior designer. I had never heard of the show before as the worlds of digital and interior design…