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  • 07/30/16--15:52: Colour and Le Corbusier
  • Originally posted on silver painted river:
    ‘Architecture is light and light is colour‘ says Le Corbusier in Colin Bisset’s fascinating novel, ‘Loving…

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  • 08/04/16--17:55: Last orders
  • In the last months of his life, as he lay dying in his hospital bed, my best friend Glyn wanted […]

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    The narrow track alongside the railway at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is becoming well worn. It was always busy, being patrolled by customs […]

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  • 09/07/16--17:35: The princess and the pea
  • I sit down to write about architecture, a few pieces for my regular spot on Blueprint for Living. I have […]

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  • 10/29/16--18:50: Who needs architecture?
  • My recent trip to Europe was all about nature and walking. Which was completely different to last year’s trip, which […]

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  • 11/12/16--16:32: The same old story
  • My suburb is undergoing an explosion of growth. Due to a change in local planning law, it is now possible […]

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  • 01/06/17--20:22: Utopian dreams and reality
  • 2016 was not exactly a year filled with inspiration and it says something that many of us are greeting 2017 […]

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  • 03/02/17--22:28: Standing for something.
  • What do you think of the word iconic? Rather like the word luxury, it’s thrown around with abandon:  I can […]

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  • 05/12/17--19:11: Natural balance
  • You know the thing – a postcard showing a view of a town or a building and in the corner […]

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  • 06/25/17--18:48: Cities that soar
  • The recent spate of terrorist attacks and the horrific Grenfell Tower fire made me realise just how much I still […]

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    Recently my friend, writer Victoria Blake, recommended my blog for a Sunshine Blogger Award. I was very touched, especially as […]

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  • 08/09/17--21:13: Give us this day
  • I have just finished reading David Sedaris’s book ‘Theft by finding’, which is a collection of edited highlights from his […]

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  • 08/26/17--18:21: Café culture
  • I don’t always ‘get’ cafés. They used to say in London that you were never more than six feet away […]

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  • 09/11/17--23:13: A proper hello
  • I’m a fool for a doorway. Thankfully, there are several Instagram sites that feed my addiction so I can peruse […]

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  • 09/28/17--17:46: Coming home
  • The house next door has been demolished, leaving a rectangle of bare earth. In feng shui, that side of my […]

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  • 10/09/17--16:14: Turning a deaf ear
  • I was at a talk recently where an architect took us through the idea of baugruppen*. This is the German […]

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  • 11/05/17--14:38: What’s in a name?
  • Do you reckon you’d feel different if you’d been called something else? I mean, if you’d been called Benedict instead […]

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  • 11/29/17--20:51: The road well travelled…
  • People used to joke that when your plane landed at Auckland airport, they announced: “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to New […]

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  • 01/25/18--20:02: Never mind the quality
  • I had a meeting recently in a particularly lovely space. The office was in one of Sydney’s old warehouses and […]

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    Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA in 1943 and died recently at the age of 91. Last week I was invited to […]

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