Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ponoko Blog

Ponoko Blog

I'm starting in a new role writing blog posts for Ponoko this week - should be fun and a good opportunity to write and think more about OSPD. It certainly means writing more!


Rik and Martha
Originally uploaded by TGKW
This chap is annoyingly young and talented but takes good photies. Of Glasgow. and its people.

New photos on Roy's Flickr

Shields Rd
Originally uploaded by Spherical Roy
From a few recent days out and last week's holiday down south.

Things to say about Hauntology

when you don't really know anything about it:

Hauntology: its so passé.


As far as I can tell, hauntology is just a new word for old-skool!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Zero-waste Design update

Have updated - particularly the projects page brings people more up to date with my design happenings

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Drawing Radiohead

green plastic radiohead: Drawing Radiohead

An interesting 6 minute video showing Stanley Donwood doing a run of screenprints in his studio.


via core77

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Obsession Mk II

Following Gilly's wanton criticism of my personal ramblings, I am updating my three quality bottom line of obsession to exhilaration, elegance and community. I couldn't find an appropriate word beginning with e.

In this current trend for wielding the philosophical knife, I am tagging posts such as these, ersatz-philosophy.

Monday, April 07, 2008

voice in smoke

entschwindet und vergeht: Ghost Voices

Murphy blogged recently the earliest recording of a human voice..

Sunday, April 06, 2008


There are three qualities that motivate me in any activity: exhilaration, elegance, and sharing.

When cycling, I like to cycle fast, feeling the exhilaration of the wind in my face. I ride a fixie, the simplest, most elegant form of bike. I bought it from a social enterprise in Maryhill, sharing the assembly with those who can benefit most from the experience. I love the closeness of the messenger/fixie community in Glasgow, and how the best way to do anything with bikes here is to talk to someone else about it.

When doing design work, I am obsessed with elegance, and seek out the exhilaration one feels when having created anything. I strive for a more sharing community in industrial design, hence Zero-waste.

As for music, this is where all three are inextricably bound up. Playing for excitement, for beauty and for the act of interaction with players and audience, altogether, makes perfect sense to me.

I could go on, applying this thinking to why I do and don't like flying kites, why I like travelling, why I like staying in one place, why I'm unsure about moving flats.

The bottom line is that I'm not hyperactive - I'm obsessive, and will pursue any activity to satisfy these obsessions.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I want this, but its sold out.

The Designing Automata Kit, Sold Out £44.50

and I especially would like one of these ones!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

non news

I've rearranged all my collections on my Flickr page so that they make more sense. At least I didn't geo-tag them, that would be sad.