As part of our trip to Switzerland earlier this year, we visited the Vitra factory, close to Basel. It’s an incredible place, set in the country, not only supporting their manufacturing operations, but also providing a home to great architecture, and a fascinating museum / gallery of design. Read more about Visiting Vitra …
I wrote a play some years ago, exploring the relationships and perspectives of three very different people, caught in wartime Afghanistan. At an early stage, my friend Michael Sanie expressed interest in writing an opera based on the play, and after several years of delays and struggles, here it is. The opera is in threeRead more about Rock, Paper, Scissors[…]
This is a great talk from Alain de Botton. It reflects an idea I’ve struggled with for many years: how to make use of and participate in the great religious ideas without subscribing to all the doctrinal mumbo-jumbo. He insightfully shows the many virtues of religious practice, and suggests that rather than throwing out theRead more about How anyone can benefit from religion[…]
I came across this (thanks, Stephanie!) this afternoon: it’s a group of people who get together to explore home-made musical instruments, many of them combinations of mechanical and electrical or electronic components. Some of them are played in conventional ways, some make music under computer control, and some combine multiple techniques.Â What’s nice about thisRead more about Music is more than…[…]
At www.notesfromtheroad.com (he got the URL before me!) you will find a great site that’s described thus: Notes from the Road is a project in experimental travel writing – it is about subjective travel; the kind of real world of random things and real people. The author is Erik Gauger, and I’m impressed with hisRead more about Another “Notes from the Road”[…]
I’ve started a second blog – this is about my experience of digital photography with Nikon DSLR cameras. As I learn more I’ll publish my discoveries. You can read it here.It’s a complex field – from camera to lens to backup of photos to developing and printing – lots to learn and share.