I fizz with energy, ideas, and action. Having recently been to India, I can see why. The whole country fizzes. The energy of India has been a… Read more “India, there really is nothing like it”
How can we explore the ‘health of the internet’? If you’re familiar with my work you’ll know that I’ve long been a champion of visualising data. But… Read more “The Internet Health Report”
There’s been a lot of dismay at the events of 2016. The deaths of David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, Dr Donald Henderson, George Michael (I don’t need to… Read more “2016 – Goodbye to all that?”
The architecture and culture of Northern India is one of constant assimilation, adaptation, and syncretism or synergy. But architecture doesn’t live apart from a wider culture. Architecture,… Read more “Delhi and North India”
Frieze usually makes my blood run cold. Over-privileged liggers braying loudly at gallery openings; hideous fashion faux pas masquerading as an acceptable ‘artiness’ …
Meanwhile the actual art tends to be forgotten.
I went to the Colnaghi opening.
Yes, it was a bit like that too. But the art was breathtaking in its power and execution. Truly breathtaking.
The nights draw in. Temperatures drop. Summer is increasingly a memory. I’m determined to extend the season by enoying as much light and space as I can, when I can. It’s scant compensation for the amount of time I spend doing things for others, but it does make a difference to me. It makes like worthwhile.
Here are some pictures from a recent trip … exploring marshy, marginal land, seeing big skies and open seas in the Essex marshes and lagoons:
Up to the mid 1990s, the advanced economies largely succeeded in delivering the promise of growing prosperity for the majority of their citizens. Of course that prosperity… Read more “Poverty Wears a Young Female Face”