Digital Web Magazine – Where Did My Beautiful Internet Go? Some thoughts on the sameness of the current internet design landscape.
Blue stone lobby café, north sydney Espresso di manfredi coffee. In the lobby of the northpoint building. Efficient staff look after all the office people who trek down, and do a roaring takeaway trade too. Coffee is a bit thin, but still a cut above most.
In case you didn’t know, the difference between a state forest and a national park is the difference between cutting down the trees and not cutting them down.
An oldie: Chicagoist interviews Mr. T
Benny boyd’s, neutral bay Allpress coffee. At first glance, this appears to be a sandwich shop with some outdoor seating, but step inside, and you’ll see a fully-fledged café/sandwich bar with a peaceful, well-lit upstairs lounge and dining area. Staff are friendly and efficient, food choices are healthy, and the place is equally suited to […]
Bar mokador, pitt st, sydney Mokador coffee. Plenty to look at if you take a seat inside. A big range of pastries, and pasta choices for the lunch crowd. Staff are efficient, if not exceptionally friendly, and the service is fast, especially from the takeaway window. A couple of exotic beverage choive adorn the otherwise […]
Lunchtime at north sydney Hoping to keep the holiday vibe alive as long as I can, despite the prospect of country NSW being replaced by such things as this eerily deserted food court.
timbertown’s big log If you’ve never been to timbertown, but you’re curious about what life was like in Australia in the 1880’s for people working in the timber industry (and let’s face it, who isn’t), then you owe it to yourself to make the journey over to Timbertown. Where else can you see actual bullocks […]
For the first time in a while last week, I left work, and headed outside expecting to see daylight, but it was already dark. I’d been under the fluorescent lights for a long stretch, and just lost touch with what was going on around me. A week later, and some much needed time out of […]
The Architecture of Happiness by Alain De Botton. Sometimes, someone lends you a book, and it so grabs you that you immediately throw everything else to one side, and finish that book, regardless of everything else you are reading. This was one such book. Mostly about architecture, and a little about art and human perception, […]