Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Death of the toxic Tories?

Still can't quite see what actual good came out of Labour's 'near win'.. but this article is positive.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Atom: a love affair

The Atom: A Love Affair - trailer from Vicki Lesley on Vimeo.
Forthcoming feature documentary examining the world's turbulent relationship with nuclear power over the past 70 years - from the producer of hit social issue documentaries like The End of the Line, Fire in the Blood and The Divide. For more details visit

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Convergence Festival

This looks like it was a great event. Nice website too.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Makers of the Multiverse

Interesting project happening up in Exeter come May, June. Certain overlaps with Make Works Devon & Cornwall, for sure.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Patagonia / North Face

Decent article here about both brands and the stories that entwine them.

At the peak of his ethical powers: Yvon Chouinard article

Interesting read for fans of the man.

What Design Can’t Do. Essay by Silvio Lorusso

Interesting article here.
'What Design Can’t Do — Graphic Design between Automation, Relativism, √Člite and Cognitariat.'

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Walled Off Hotel by Banksy

Did it start with him sitting around the kitchen table with some mates and one of them highlighting the potential pun of  The ‘Walled-off’ hotel, and so they laughed.. and he laughed.. and then he thought - you know what? We could actually make that happen.. And then, a while later, it had happened. Actually actually happened. As in - there is now a hotel that you can stay in, a real one.
Once again, money-where-his-mouth-is genius from Banksy.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Behind the Scenery: The Subtle Art of Crafting Public Wilderness Trails in the US

So much is about lines, isn't it. So many good things. Drawing/making or maybe imagining lines: graphic design, cycling, snowboarding, skating, surfing, climbing, photography - even music I suppose. All have lines involved. And here, another great article at 99% invisible, lines through the landscape, trails through nature. Puts me in mind of Bruce Chatwin writing about 'Dreaming Tracks' in his book The Songlines. Never did finish that book. Perhaps time to revisit.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Hands of my Cuntry

Brilliant looking show going on in Detroit this week. Love this. What a name, what a premise, what a range of artists, what a.. um.. stimulating body of work. Wonder what The Donald thinks of this!

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Laura Pannack

Lovely series here from London-based photographer Laura Pannack. This image is just love, isn't it, love. Reminds me what you can do with a camera and a story to tell.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Dream to Zine in HUCK

Another article about print not being dead. Can't have too many. Probably.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Ruth Potts: The great British make off

Article here in The Guardian all about making and mending. Had a meeting with Ruth Potts a while back about getting her involved with Make Works Devon & Cornwall. They get a mention here. But perhaps more troubling / interesting is the derision with which with this sort of thinking gets from 'the public' – even the Guardian reading public. Pushing a rock up a hill, for sure..

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Another lovely thing from G.F.Smith

Humina Humina over at Colorplan from G.F.Smith.
What's your favourite colour?

Saturday, 14 January 2017

The photographic work of Gideon Mendel from Calais refugee camp

Anxious to avoid the pictures becoming “ruin porn”, another photographic cliche (used particularly in relation to the beautiful images of post-industrial Detroit), Mendel was careful to display the objects in as dignified a way as possible. “There was such chaos in the place, I had this instinct to make things as organised and neat as I could.” He made several trips to dig around in the sandy wasteland, sifting through layers of rubbish, asking himself, “How would someone in 1,000 years understand what had happened here?” This activity was viewed with bemusement by the camp’s inhabitants, but without the antagonism that photography provoked.

Interesting article on Gideon Mendel and this body of work here.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Patagonia - The Stories We Wear: Andrew Tarplee

Loads of other great stuff at the Patagonia Worn Wear blog here.

Monday, 12 December 2016

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Friday, 9 December 2016