signs and signals

According to the Design Council‘s report produced in this 70th anniversary year, our design industry generates 72billion, yes billion, pounds a year within the UK economy – a remarkable achievement. Continue reading

pattern’s in the air

staffords windowsA lot’s happened since I last wrote – where to begin? I’ll start at the finish. Continue reading

here, there and back again

garden

The coffee table in the hotel lobby was a shiny wooden slab incised with a map of Manhattan. In the middle a deeper rectangle was carved and planted with grass – Central Park. Continue reading

Best to be Merry

sheepGazing in the early Herefordshire sun at a flock of sumptuous pedigree black Welsh sheep this weekend brought me full circle.  Continue reading

song and dance

I’ve remarked before how often it seems that people are drawn to each other by the similarities of their clothing – the colour, pattern or textures. Continue reading