October 10, 2017 Eichler Design

Eichler Design

Joseph Eichler was the only merchant builder in America who built modernist style homes on a large scale, designed by skilled architects and using quality materials. His contemporary houses have not been equaled since, and 50 years on they still look modern’.

July 20, 2017 The Frost House

When I’m a grown up I want to design modular prefabricated homes.


May 29, 2017 My Podcast Subscriptions

visit: Real Good Stuff

March 31, 2017 Video: Building a Testing Culture

Video of my presentation at last weeks Conversions@Google conference.

March 29, 2017 Conversions: Building a Testing Culture

In his Building a Testing Culture presentation at Google Conversions 2017 in Dublin, Ireland, Stuart Frisby discussed the culture, process, and team structures needed/used at to support thousands of optimization tests.”


March 29, 2017 Implementing system fonts on — A lesson learned.

Inspired by the recent work that Github and Medium have done to improve their fonts and thus the reading experience on their sites, we at got to thinking about our own long-established font choices.”


February 15, 2017 Honomobo

These shipping container kit houses are lovely. I’d love to buy one and plonk it down somewhere in the countryside.


January 22, 2017 The JR James Archive

a recently discovered cache of post-war British photography depicting war damage, slums and new developments across England.

Visit: The JR James Archive

January 15, 2017 Bold

An internal blog for your team’s knowledge and big ideas.

Visit: Bold

January 8, 2017 Vivienne Ming: The cost of not being a straight white man

it costs about £38,000 ($54,000) to be a gay man in England; women in the US tech industry pay a tax of between $100,000 and $300,000; and women in tech in Hong Kong or Singapore face an even steeper $800,000 to $1.5 million.”

Visit: Vivienne Ming: The cost of not being a straight white man

January 7, 2017 Black Mirror: San Junipero (Original Score)

Clint Mansell has released the original score he wrote for the beautiful San Junipero episode from the most recent season of Black Mirror. It’s lovely.

Visit: Black Mirror: San Junipero (Original Score)

January 2, 2017 Jōdo-shū Buddhism

The Pure Land school established on this basis may be called the way of salvation by a power outside of ourselves,” or other power” (i.e., the power of Amida Buddha). Buddhism is the teaching of the Buddha and the teaching by which to become a buddha, that is, Buddhism is the way through which everyone, regardless of age, sex, race, or ability can be liberated and attain enlightenment.”

Visit: Jōdo-shū Buddhism

December 28, 2016 Vipp Shelter

There are countless places we’ve seen in New Zealand this past ten days where one of these would be the perfect way to enjoy the views and the sounds of the landscapes here. Just need to find the right spot, and a generous benefactor.

Visit: The VIPP shelter

November 30, 2016 Spark for macOS

Spark is easily the best email client I’ve ever used on iOS - so I’m excited to see they’ve released a macOS version. If you’ve not tried it out, you should give it a try, even if just for some design inspiration - the things it does with quick replies and the smart inbox are really clever ways of addressing fundamental flaws in the way email works.

Visit: Spark for macOS

November 24, 2016 Wallcat - Enjoy a new, beautiful wallpaper, every day.

Visit: Wallcat - Enjoy a new, beautiful wallpaper, every day.

November 18, 2016 Adam Hurrey’s 90’s Heroes: Pinpointing the Moment of Peak Le Tissier

The soundtracks to YouTube goal compilations are hardly the last bastion of good taste — all dirty house drops and tired Requiem for a Dream imitations — but if anyone deserves to have their scoring output set to Mozart’s Divertimento in D major, it’s the greatest footballer ever to come out of Guernsey.

Visit: Adam Hurrey’s 90’s Heroes: Pinpointing the Moment of Peak Le Tissier

November 9, 2016 John Gruber: ONLY MICROSOFT COULD MAKE TEAMS

Long ago I wrote about how bad user experiences feel like fighting your way uphill and good ones feel like you’re coasting downhill. An uphill UI feels like you’re fighting against the app; a downhill UI makes it feel like the app is helping you along. I spent an hour or so kicking the tires with Microsoft Teams, both on the Mac and iOS, and it’s definitely a fighting your way uphill feeling.”


November 6, 2016 Farnley Hey, Farnley Tyas West Yorkshire

Farnley Hey is one of Britain’s most celebrated Modern houses. This four-bedroom home with spectacular views over the Pennines was designed by the architect Peter Womersley in 1954 as a wedding present to his brother. Maintained in remarkably original condition, it is a magnificent example of Mid-Century Modern architecture. It was one of the first post-war buildings to be listed (Grade II).

Visit: Farnley Hey, Farnley Tyas West Yorkshire

October 28, 2016 Fixing Amazon Echo’s Timezone

I bought an Amazon Echo in the UK this week, and am trying to figure out how to set it up to work properly from The Netherlands. This post explains how to update the timezone - but Amazon seem to have crippled changing address info using the same approach in the latest version of the Echo software.

For Amsterdam, the correct timezone designation is Europe/Amsterdam’.

Visit: Editing Amazon Echo Timezone

October 7, 2016 A Guide to Wes Anderson’s Paris

Visit: A Guide to Wes Anderson’s Paris

October 2, 2016 Transnistria

Julia Autz documents Transnistria, a breakaway republic steeped in Soviet nostalgia.

Visit: Transnistria

September 23, 2016 Seven rules for perfect Japanese typography

Japanese in its written form is beautiful in a way that latinate languages never could be, but the web has rarely treated it well.

Visit: Seven rules for perfect Japanese typography

September 19, 2016 Amsterdam in the Victorian Era

Jacob Olie (1834 — 1905) was a photographer from Amsterdam known for his scenes of everyday life there. These amazing photos are from his work of this city before 1900.”

Visit: Vintage Everyday

September 18, 2016 Laura Marling: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Visit: Laura Marling: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

September 7, 2016 Emojipedia

Mac OS X Dictionary containing Emoji and their meanings. Clever. 😍

Visit: Emojipedia

September 5, 2016 Oryoki

Maybe this is the almost interface-less web browser I’ve been looking for.

Visit: Ōryōki

September 4, 2016 Current Work (Untitled) - Victoria Clarke

My wife is exhibiting this series of serene, minimalist seascapes at the upcoming Annual Dutch Art Fair later this month. Go check them out if you’re in town. 👍

Visit: Victoria Clarke

September 3, 2016 QRATES

Qrates looks like a really cool service - it’s a small-run on-demand viynl pressing service & crowdfunding platform for independant musicians. I’ll be off writing some more music so I have something to stick on a record.


September 3, 2016 PodcastMenu

This neat little mac menu bar app is a wrapper the web app which utilises the system media keys and doesn’t kill your podcasts when you accidentally close the wrong browser tab.

Visit: PodcastMenu

September 2, 2016 GitHub - download pinboard

Download your pinboard bookmarks as webloc files with Mac OS X tags

September 27, 2015 TIL About The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

If you’re into breakaway republics, failed states & unrecognised secessionist movements, then this my friend - is the Wikipedia page for you: Wikipedia: UNPO

July 27, 2015 Apple Watch apps take some of the pain out of travelling

I don’t think it should be considered a device exclusively for the luxury end of the market,” says Stuart Frisby, principal designer at which has just launched its Booking Now for Apple Watch app. There was a time when luxury travel really meant staying in a five-star hotel and having a very typical high-end experience. What we see more and more is that time and convenience have become greater luxuries, so apps which make travellers’ lives easier when booking accommodation are highly valued.”

South China Morning Post

July 21, 2015 Your Craziest Travel Adventures

When me and my then-girlfriend decided 6 weeks after meeting that we should move to New Zealand for a couple of years, I thought that would be the craziest travel adventure I’d ever say yes to, but it wasn’t.