July 23, 2010

I can’t wait to be older

I’m younger now than I will ever be, and I will never be as old as I hope to be ultimately (though 200 would make a good innings). Anxiety and having no money may make youth […]
July 21, 2010

Get the look: Florentine Gigolo (“Art Dealer”)

Here’s a look to woo any thrice married bourgeois with cliched visions of writing a cookbook or travelogue from some short term holiday rental in Florence. Beneath their classy pretensions we all know women like these […]
July 19, 2010

OCD + money + taste = a wonderful collection of bikes

  Roberto sent me this link to the most incredible collection of bicycles, in every category. Some dude has filled his shed with a truly enlightened brew of disorders. 
July 19, 2010

The original Modernists’ emblems of space-time

A remote branch of the Italian Futurist movement, known as the Tuscan Group (or Gruppo Toscano), no doubt surprised many when they won Mussolini’s endorsement for their Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station, that they had […]
July 17, 2010

Planners: don’t waste time with the plebs

It is not hard to shine at a planners’ convention. I have just returned from the The Healthy Cities Conference in Brisbane, where I learned planners have an agreed lexicon of ideals, toward which they all […]