Be gone, Maximalism

Fast Company, who are usually on the forefront of forward-thinking design, recently published an article that I have to disagree with. Read it first, and then come back here. Did they really just publish an article promoting consumerism, with some conciliatory bits at the end? It seems like they did. They start by featuring designers… Continue reading Be gone, Maximalism

Defacing An Icon: The Degradation of Church Square

Vincent Vincent has been selling flowers on Church Square for over 50 years. He inherited the flower stall from his parents. He is one of the many informal traders who earn their livelihood on the Square. Under the shade of his gazebo he shared with me his unique perspective of the tumultuous changes witnessed by him… Continue reading Defacing An Icon: The Degradation of Church Square

The robots are coming!

It’s only natural G,C,T, and A - these four letters are the building blocks of all life on Earth (Dawkins, 140). The form of each living thing on Earth is entirely determined by different sequences of these four letters which make up the DNA alphabet. Each one of my cells (excluding a tiny amount of… Continue reading The robots are coming!

We’d be better off with a little more imperfection

Just about every designer and design agency these days proclaims something to this effect: "we’re passionate about perfection!". As if anything short of perfection just doesn’t cut it. And we’ve become so used to hearing this that it doesn’t even strike us as strange. I believe that this unbridled pursuit of perfection is misguided. Here’s… Continue reading We’d be better off with a little more imperfection

Why I Changed the Way I Use Facebook

 Zephoria reported that there are now 1.65 billion monthly active Facebook users - that's nearly a quarter of the entire human population of planet Earth. In the same article they reported that 50% of 18-24 year-olds go on Facebook when they wake up. Meaning that just as the world is about to enter your brain you've swiftly shielded… Continue reading Why I Changed the Way I Use Facebook