Archive for July, 2008

Tour de Bondi


I have been watching the Tour de France these past few weeks and wanted to put the mammoth climbs these men accomplish into context. For example, yesterday’s stage was a total distance was about 135km with the highest climb at an elevation of 2,802m above sea level – a spectacular scene if you feel like […]

Photo Finnish


On the weekend I was in Canberra, home of the Australian parliament and fabulous embassy architecture. I had not seen the Embassy of Finland before, and I must say that the design is quite beautiful. Designed as part of a competition by the Finnish architect Vesa Huttunen of Hirvonen-Huttunen, the building was completed in 2002. […]

If I was in New York I definitely be going to see an exhibition at the Whitney on one of my favourite design visionaries, Buckminster Fuller. I first came across Buckminster Fuller when designing a newspaper for the Sydney Olympics in 2000 for Fairfax Publications (publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald). As part of the […]

Fashion police


The chief of police in Flint Michigan has announced that his officers will start arresting people wearing saggy pants that expose boxer shorts or bare bottoms. Reckon they’d have a field day at Billy Blue… Original story from the CR Blog and graphic by the Detroit Free Press. In news closer to home, the Federal […]

Sorry for the lack of posts, I have been enjoying some quiet time post-teaching; I even went for a swim today. I have been noticing a few posts around the blogosphere about “homages” to old designs as well as blatant rip-offs. As you are all at the start of your design careers, plagiarism is something […]



MagCulture reports that the recently relaunched Radar magazine says it’s all about “Pop Culture for Smart People”. The content isn’t for me, but I do like their infographic style and liberal helpings of Cooper Black.