Things: IKEA food packet clippy things

On Things, I usually talk about things I own and love that are kind of expensive, the message being it’s often better to spend a bit more and get great quality, or finishing, or craftsmanship. But not today. Today I talk about something I love that’s cheap and mass-produced, but still awesome: the IKEA food packet clippy...

Kyneton

My last trip home to Australia had me stay with some good friends in country Victoria. Kyneton to be exact[1. Sup Stevo?]. Being one to rarely venture out into the country, I got up in the morning and took some photos, including this one. Fact: there are worse-looking places than Kyneton, Victoria. Here’s a link to a full screen...

Icon: Bump.app

Icon designs for Bump.app. I approached Bump Technologies to design an icon for their excellent mobile app Bump. I approached them because I thought the current icon wasn’t doing the app justice in terms of design and execution. I thought it looked unfinished, degrading the perceived quality of the app itself. After tweeting an...

My favourite song of all time

My favourite song of all time (by Elbow) was recently replaced by another song (by Elbow). Yep, they’re that good. Great Expectations, by Elbow This song is beautifully written, played, and sung. Those who know me are aware that I’m not a lyrics man, but if I had a favourite lyricist, it would be Guy Garvey. His lyrics evoke...

Elbow in Honkers!

I’m extremely happy to have booked tickets and flights to Hong Kong in July to see Elbow (despite my generous offer). Since being in KL, we’ve missed them play Oz twice (this tour included), so we’re not missing out again. The first time I wanted to go so badly, I tried to move our trip to Japan around to accommodate,...