The Triennial legacy: design and the delight of the random

A few years ago I found myself walking from the "entertainment zone" in Milton Keynes to my hotel near the station. It was a desolate and spooky experience. Milton Keynes, the UK's city of the future, was designed with cars in mind, with little thought apparently given to its in-between spaces, which at that time... Continue Reading →

Spitfires and the art of the passing moment

Smell can be the most potent sense, bringing forgotten moments instantly back to mind, and few things from my childhood seem as vivid as the antiseptic reek of polystyrene cement. It transports me to a table spread with newspaper, the tube of glue poised at one edge, bulbous at the nozzle with the thick liquid... Continue Reading →

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