Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 26, 2012

Reinforcing steel

Rebar   Hidden from view inside a park not too far from my home is a large building site. Contrary to most construction sites around us these days the entrance gate is never closed and, apart from the builders, hardly Read more

 
October 19, 2012

An artist

John Olsen   At the Venice Biennale of 1995, the entire Danish pavilion was occupied by only one artist, John Olsen. The space was light in its Scandinavian simplicity, yet the exhibition felt like a dense, intimate world. During my Read more

 
October 12, 2012

A room with a view

The treehotel In line with a previous blog post about tree houses and bird’s nests, this is what I found by chance this week:     With its retractable staircase this is a hotel room, the ‘Bird’s Nest’, at Treehotel Read more

 
October 8, 2012

Inspiration: the small scale

Inspiration: the small scale   We’re often being taught to expand, to research new things, to think big. But what about remaining true, at least for a while, to the small scale? The painter Giorgio Morandi found repeated inspiration (and fame) Read more