There’s good Ramen in London
Kanada-Ya has a reputation as a great place for Ramen in London. So good there’s regularly a queue outside.
Why do we need the approval of strangers?
Why do we crave validation from people we do not know and become so upset when they do not provide it? With endless postings of selfies and tweets that include such banality we constantly demand other people’s attention. But when it isn’t forthcoming we become agitated and somehow our sense of self worth declines. The […]
Contemplation in Kobe
Sitting by the sea in Kobe, contemplating the world drifting past. A moment later I realised there was more than one person involved.
Love you (but do they love us on instagram?)
They shot some fun pics. And as they clenched, she checked her phone. I wonder if they’d got any likes on their Instagram post.
I used to photograph unsigned bands
A decade ago I photographed unsigned bands. It was a simple arrangement: in return for a couple of hours of their time I’d shoot a bunch of photos and work up about a dozen to use as they wanted. No money was changing hands and the only rule was they had to be unsigned. I […]
Farewell, my Brutalist experiment
A couple of months ago I decided to experiment with this site. I was bored of the endless designs that riffed on a theme and wanted to try something different. The result was a brash attempt at Brutalism, stripping out everything that added no value and creating something that was focused on the content. It […]
The gathering in London
A gathering of tourists in London appeared to form spontaneously around a memorial in the centre of London. As pleasant a post as it may be, this is technically a roundabout on a busy taxi route.
WordPress Gutenberg is a step backwards for long standing blogs
For the past few weeks I’ve been playing with Gutenberg on a test platform I built on my Mac. I figured it would be a low risk way of trying out the latest iteration of the ever popular site management software. To be blunt, I’m disappointed enough to start thinking about migrating away. Much is […]
The humble map still has a place
For all our technology and smartphones and satellite navigation, there are times when a piece of paper does the job perfectly. Provided you can remember how to read a map. As this lady demonstrated in Yokohama, Japan.
Does the iPad Pro cut it as a laptop replacement?
Apple makes a big play in their advertising how “your next computer will be an iPad”. They point to all the funky things you can do with it (Apple Pencil sold separately), how it syncs to the cloud and you can get the Office suite for it. For the past couple of months I’ve been […]