Posts Tagged: Books

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 of Continue 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 to Continue 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 it 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.