November 17, 2010

Ride in all weather and you will be adored

A run of wet weather here in bicycle paradise, Newcastle Australia, has reminded me how quickly cycling can slip from bliss into misery. The architectural writer/cylist Reyner Banham found driving strangely amusing, and in the 1970s […]
November 13, 2010

You and the law

My darlings, the law is an ass. And an ass is a creature that cannot ride a bicycle. Take heart though, as the principle of common law here in the motherland’s colonies, means we are beholden […]
November 2, 2010

Nobody likes an imposter

A group of social riders have chosen my local cafe as a place to lean their 15K bikes on display and sit around in matching team kits they all went out and bought as a group. […]
October 28, 2010

Architects’ letters to Santa.

I have it from Peter Davidson and Donald Bates, of LAB architects, that this year they have both asked Santa for bikes with Craig Calfee’s spider web frame. Good luck with the cleaning there boys! Which […]
October 25, 2010

A history of cafe styles, from Googie to the “Aware Style”.

The 1950s car craze had its own distinct form of architecture: Googie. In drivers’ imaginations, cars were a step on the interplanetary highway to that future date when all of us would own spaceships, and fly […]