book: ideas

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 […]

80 Bay – Ultimo

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 […]

Glinelli, Newtown

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 […]

time is short

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. […]