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22
Dec

With 2015 coming to an end soon, I wanted to report back on the big plan I announced earlier this year, in a post entitled “How To Decisively Move On After A Big Project.” At the time, I was getting ready to launch No Missing Tools and I knew, from…

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17
Dec

Jonatha Brooke is one of my favourite singer-songwriters. Her albums Steady Pull and Back In The Circus helped me get through my years in India, the soundtrack to a period of great personal change, playing as I drove through Delhi’s crowded, bustling streets, or in the background, as I sat…

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16
Dec

This week, I’ve finished every day with a rare and prized goal achieved, inbox zero. Across the six email addresses I manage for work and home, there wasn’t a single email sitting there, requiring my attention. I’ve written before about the value of inbox zero and it’s a much discussed…

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14
Dec

I hate boxes. I know that’s a bit of an extreme statement. But, I’m so weary of perpetually tearing down boxes to be recycled. The moment I buy something I can’t wait to get rid of the box it came in. And, whenever I move house (which I’ve done a…

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13
Dec

As the leaves finish turning, the days become shorter and the winter lights start to appear on our streets, our thoughts naturally turn to what we might want, or hope for, in the coming year. As I write, there’s still 18 days left in 2015 and if your calendar is…

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28
Nov

In recent years, Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, has become synonymous with a certain trend in food, fashion and design. The influence of Brooklyn is felt all over Tokyo, from stores selling selvedge jeans, to cafes and restaurants serving wholesome, old-style, yet healthy cuisine in stripped back, post-industrial…

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20
Nov

I spent most of October in New York; three weeks, three hotels, three different slices of life in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. A lot happened over those days, so I’ve decided to break the story up into a few blogposts, this being the first of four. Why…

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12
Nov

I recently had an online exchange with a friend who was trying to design a logo for an upcoming project. In a perfect world we would all hire a badass designer for every assignment like this. But, most of us don’t have the money. And, given how bad the lottery…

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5
Nov

One of my favourite photography books is Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs. As the title suggests the book features 40 of Adams most iconic photographs. I love Adams work, but what brings me back to this book again and again isn’t just the images, it’s the accompanying text, where…

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3
Nov

Rotation curation, or RoCur for short, is one of the most fun and innovative ways to use Twitter. A rotation curation account has a different host every week, sharing their experience of living in a country or city. The idea began in December 2011 when @Sweden was launched. https://twitter.com/PeopleofLeeds was…

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