August 12, 2013

Doing Things Properly in Australia’s Premier City

What a lovely day we gents had in Sydney on Saturday. Scoop was there for a family do, I was there for a talk, and the Honourable Hamish was there because Sydney is inescapable on the […]
August 7, 2013

Bikes worth more than muffins and moveable chairs.

Place-making initiatives, mens sheds, farmer’s markets, industrial heritage parks, moveable benches, wiggly earth walls in community gardens, proposals for high-lines, things that pop up that everyone loves calling “pop-ups”… how can it be that all these […]
August 2, 2013

Architecture, Instinct and Activity

I figured I’d need some guinea pigs for this experiment, so I went out and bought some. Actual guinea pigs. I bought them from a cavy fancier, one of those salt-of-the-earth ladies who breed pedigree guinea […]
July 26, 2013

I want to be this guy:

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/multimedia/video/2012/belgeddes/video.html.
July 26, 2013

Upstaging Abbot

I was heading to work this morning when I came across Tony Abbot, who may be Australia’s prime minister soon. I live in the small bellwether seat of Bass, where a little pork barrelling goes a […]