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Design, Desire & Desperation

                  Image Credit: WORKMAN - Chip Kidd It's been some months now since I started on the garden design journey I decided to take in the summer. I am enjoying it, but I have to say it's been something of a rude cranial (re)awakening around the ticklish and (highly subjective) subject of design. Does form really follow function? Well, as one of those engineering-trained left-brain rooted folks - I've been … Read More »

My summer of love…

I am no hippie, but this summer is 'auspicious' in as much as it's the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's infamous and highly controversial "summer of love" in 1967. Why then, if I'm not a 'disciple' would I call out such an event? Well - it spawned a movement. If you read the history of San Francisco that year - the 'hippie-hippie shake up' was actually quite a damp squib of an affair. Despite that - it spawned a movement and a genre still widely used today (even if on occasions - only for the … Read More »

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