Posts Tagged: Books

My Library

Nervous cough, looks at bookshelves…

Bond Meets Q

As a life long Bond fan I’ve hugely enjoyed Daniel Craig’s time as Bond. From Casino Royale, which remained remarkably close to Ian Fleming’s first book, through to Skyfall,  Spectre and upcoming ‘Bond 25’ which includes the amazing Phoebe Waller-Bridge amongst the writing talent . Skyfall is both my favourite Bond film and one ofContinue Reading ›

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 toContinue Reading ›

The Philosophy of Coffee

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 itContinue 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 themeContinue Reading ›