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All The Cold Places

It would be reasonable to say that I’m obsessed with cold places. I have wanted to visit Greenland for as long as I can remember, but I’m equally fascinated by anywhere that is cold, icy and bleakly remote. I read books about them (I’m currently reading True North: Travels in Arctic Europe by Gavin Francis); watch TV shows about them (loving Fargo…

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Alvar Aalto at the Cité de l’Architecture

Alvar Aalto has been one of my favourite architects since I was first introduced to his work as a first year architecture student. I wrote a thesis in my third year on Villa Mairea a masterpiece he designed for the Gullischen Family in Noormarkku, Finland. Last weekend we escaped the city heat by spending a cool morning in the air-conditioned comfort…

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My ideal job?

I would have written this article several days ago, had I not been distracted whilst researching it by this game (warning: do not click the link if you have something urgent to do in the next 3-4 hours). The catalyst for it was here, with Geoff Marshall describing the changes to the Thameslink train service in the UK. After watching Geoff’s…

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Image Analysis – Alex Pasquarella

Alex is a designer and illustrator from Rochester in the US. I’ve been following him on Instagram for a while and I’m constantly impressed by his work. His drawings have a lovely balance and harmony to them and he manages to convey a sense of naturalness despite the fact that he draws almost exclusively in very simple forms. So what…

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Today’s Inspiration – Arne & Carlos

Today’s inspiration comes courtesy of Arne & Carlos, famed Norwegian knitwear designers. They have a lovely selection of quirky videos on their YouTube channel. I particularly enjoyed the review of their favourite vintage knits, and the tour of their extraordinarily snowy garden. This type of pattern has long appealed to me. I love the knit sweater that my brother bought…

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