Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud It’s taken me over three years to read this book, but it was well worth the effort. Not that it’s hard to read (it’s a heavily referenced non-fiction work), just that there’s a lot to take in. Written from an atheist perspective, we start […]
Toby’s Estate Coffee. 80 Bay St, Ultimo. In a shared foyer space there’s a lot of exposed timber, fresh flowers, and an abundance of natural life. Take a couple of steps in, and you’ll see some serious coffee-making gear. Not just the espresso machine (there are two, only one in use) and the grinders, but […]
Primo Coffee. 256 Chapel Road Sth, Bankstown. I’d driven past this place any number of times in search of Vietnamese cuisine, and its confused use of an apostrophe, and the face that it looks like a franchise store made me want to explore. It sufficiently piqued my curiosity that I was prepared to overlook the […]
Glinelli coffee. 67 King St, Newtown. Completely refurbished since its days as Lite Bite, this is now the retail showroom for Glinelli coffee. It’s an elegant, beautifully lit space where the coffee machine and the three grinders are the centrepiece. Also on sale are a range of fine chocolates – eat-in customers get a free […]
Steve Jobs – 1955-2011 (Apple computer, Pixar, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad) A few quotes, and a summary of the things I’ve been reading around the web. “What’s really great is to be open when [the work] is not great. My best contribution is not settling for anything but really good stuff, in all the details. […]
There’s more to think about in creating a good form than you’ll find in a simple checklist – formulate has great ideas on forms and how to make them work with your organisation.
Gravity 6 degrees coffee. 38 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria. If you’ve ever driven Mitchell Rd, to and from Sydney Park Rd, you will have noticed the Japanese lanterns outside this place, and wondered what kind of place it was. Oddly situated next to what looks like a reserve, there’s a community garden along one wall, and […]