Writing from October 2004

New Jamie Oliver website

When I haven't been moving house, or writing HTML for the new Which? site, I've spent some time of late at Poke, working on the site for Jamie Oliver's new book, Jamie's Dinners. Concept, design and Flash by the Pokers, PHP, HTML and CSS by yours truly.

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In Misc on 7 October 2004. 15 comments. Permalink

How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand

It's taken me years to get round to buying and reading this book (and months to type the notes up), but it was worth the wait. It made me look at buildings and the building process differently, and I've had to re-evaluate what I think of as good design when it comes to architecture. The pictures (one or more on almost every page) are invaluable. Go read it.

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In Books on 24 October 2004. 9 comments. Permalink

If sometimes you’re catching a fleeting glimpse, of a twelfth man at silly mid-on

I doubt there's much I can say that hasn't already been said by all the people posting on websites and emailing and texting BBC radio about John Peel. But hell, I cried for half the afternoon so...

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In Misc on 27 October 2004. 1 comment. Permalink

Adaptive design course

Rather short notice, considering I've known about it for months, but it seems to have crept up on me. I'm hosting / facilitating / running (take your pick) a course entitled "Design for Adaptation" at the new 01 Creative Learning Lab in Soho, London. It's on Tuesday afternoons for five weeks starting this coming Tuesday, so why not try and convince your boss to pay for you to come...

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In Personal on 28 October 2004. Permalink