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  • PhotoStories | The Show Goes On

    I live in West London and have this amazing view from my living room towards East London. In 4 years of living in this place, I have seen those trees change colour, drop their leaves, and grow back again many times – alternately revealing and hiding bits of the city behind them.   I have […]




  • Urbanism | The Art Of Urbanism

    With all due respect to my chosen profession,  I think that all too often, we urbanists and designers (and I include myself here!) can come across as stuffy, jargon-spouting bores. I think more often than not, we end up alienating the masses in our discourse rather than including them, which should be the central aim […]




  • Everything Else | Would you like some British Irony with that?

    This last weekend, trying (and failing) to ignore the rather over-the-top and seemingly endless celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, I couldn’t help but think of the words of Sarah Maguire, Director of the Poetry Translation Centre at a Persian Poetry event that I attended at the Asia House a fortnight back. When an audience member […]




  • Design | Ikea’s going Indian

    A friend just tipped me off about this – Ikea has just launched an India-inspired limited collection! It’s a story of three firsts for Ikea – India, Pinterest and Facebook. Called True Blue, the collection draws upon Indian design influences, all in the colour blue. And Ikea seems to be testing out Pinterest and Facebook […]