Thoughts, finds and inspiration.
Our monthly journal of things that crossed our minds, desks and screens.
Treehouse for grown-ups
Theres something magical about a simple, beautiful structure in a special place.

This treehouse in Sweden has the magic.
Yes OK, but is there a better way?
In his latest piece for the Sherborne Times, Andy asks 'How do you encourage your architect or designer to produce the best possible solution for you?'
100 books
Darker evenings mean more time for reading.

Try this list from the Do Lectures if you're in need of a bit of literary inspiration.

How to make your phone work for you
The latest software update now tracks how much time we spend on our phone.

It's terrifying.

Here are some useful tips for taking control of your phone and making it work for you.

p.s. You don't have to throw it into a forest like this guy 
Ever wondered what it would be like to do the unthinkable? To let go of all self control and societal expectations and just do what you want? - to tell that person that they are eating their crisps too loud, to throw your computer out of the window when it crashes...again.

This brilliantly funny animation is all about that. We loved it.
In praise of mediocrity
It's important to remember to do things just because you enjoy them.

Forget about trying to be the best, that's a surefire way to take all the enjoyment out of something. 

Draw to learn - don't worry about learning to draw
At some point in time drawing became all about the finished image that you produced, rather than the act of drawing.  Which is a shame, because the act of drawing is the most important bit. It's a learning tool, another means of understanding something.

There's no such thing as a bad drawing. 
We should remember that. 
It only took 136 years
You'd be surprised at how much you can get built without permission... Sagrada Familia finally gets it's formal building permit. 
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