Posts Tagged: 'books'

DO Design by Alan Moore

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

The Philosophy of Coffee – it’s a intriguing title, it caught my eye after all, but if truth be told this book covers the history not the philosophy of coffee. Having said that, it’s a great little book that gives a fascinating insight into coffee’s journey from Ethiopia via Yemen, London, Italy and America to become Continue Reading

Another Escape

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

Ernest Hemingway “Write With a Pencil”

“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

Only People Were Ever Meaningful

I’m reading You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier, this passage really resonated with me.

Brian Eno – John Peel Lecture

“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

Happy Birthday Hemingway

“It was a pleasant café, warm clean and friendly, and I hung up my old waterproof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a café au lait. The waiter brought it and I took out a notebook from the pocket Continue Reading

Kindle Voyage – A Quick Review

I received my Kindle Voyage earlier this week, and thought I’d share my first thoughts on Amazon’s latest eReader. At first glance the Kindle Voyage looks like a slightly more compact Paperwhite, but there is much more to the latest flagship eReader from Amazon. The Screen The screen of the Kindle Voyage sits flush with the Continue Reading

You Are Not A Gadget

Something went wrong around the start of the twenty-first century. The crowd was wise. Social networks replaced individual creativity. There were more places to express ourselves than ever before … yet no one really had anything to say. — Jaron Lanier