Posts Tagged: Books
Last month I had the pleasure of seeing Alan Moore, author of DO Design, give a talk on Creating Enduring Beauty. Ahead of seeing Alan talk I re-read DO Design and was struck by this passage: The purpose of the work for the Shakers was as much to benefit the spirit as it was to Continue Reading
The Philosophy of Coffee – it’s a intriguing title, but if truth be told this book covers the history more than the philosophy of coffee. Having said that, it’s still a great little book that gives a fascinating insight into coffee’s journey from Ethiopia via Yemen, London, Italy and America to become the global phenomenon it Continue Reading
Over the last few years there has been a resurgence in printed journals and magazines. Not mass market, mass media publications, but independent, high-quality curated works created by passionate people. Another Escape is a wonderful example – well written, with fabulous photography and beautifully designed and typeset. The latest issue is curated around the theme Continue Reading
“If you write with a pencil, you get three different sights at it to see if the reader is getting what you want him to. First when you read it over; then when it is typed you get another chance to improve it, and again in the proof. Writing it first in pencil gives you Continue Reading
I’m reading You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier, this passage really resonated with me.
“Children learn through play. Adults learn through art.” I’ve just watched the 2015 John Peel Lecture given this year by Brian Eno, and it was the most thought provoking hour of television I can remember seeing in along time. A fascinating discussion of art, culture and humanity – Eno is clearly a deep thinker as Continue Reading