Rachel Wingfield Keynote at Research Through Design 2013
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I’m at the very excellent Research Through Design conference up in Newcastle. Unlike many of the events I go to, this one is very focussed on the things that people design. All the speakers have had to submit an object, which they are then talking about during the sessions during the day. There have been

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Favorites of 2010
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A new year, so time to go through the 4,400 shots I’ve taken this year to pick out my favorites. I was surprised to see that this is the 7th year I’ve done this. 44 images this year, which is pretty much in line with last year’s 42 images + 1 video. It’s a totally

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Favourites of 2009
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I’ve added my 2009 Favourite Photos to my collection of Favourites on Flickr. Not a bad year. 42 shots, just like last year, and I’m pretty pleased with the quality and diversity. No night shots, though. I’d like to rectify that this year. I have it down on my list of things to do on

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The Rock Church
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Amazing place. I have more shots up on my Flickr account. The Rock Church by rbanks.

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NOTEBOOK 98-3 « LEBBEUS WOODS
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Lebbeus Woods, the architect, has started a series of posts on his notebooks. It sounds like this was a practice he went through and “finished” at some point, before moving on to other ways of working. That’s a little disappointing and goes against what I see as a lifetime practice. Still, I guess that depends

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Canterbury Cathedral Arches
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Lebbeus Woods’ fantasy world
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Lebbeus Woods has started a series of fantasy entries on his blog, tied to his beautiful sketches. The first is about a city built into rocky crags, the City of Earth. His prose style reminds me of H.P. Lovecraft, for some reason, creating a slight atmosphere of foreboding, that I’m not sure was intended. Maybe

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Favorites of 2008 – a set on Flickr
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I’ve done my annual favourite photos Flickr set. Not sure if my standards have dropped, or if I’ve just taken more photos this year than last (a total of 5,454), but the set has 43 shots in it, compared with 28 in 2007. It’s possible now that Maddie is more mobile I’m just taking more

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Folding architecture
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I really loved this article on folding bamboo houses, designed for use after a natural (or not) disaster. What I liked was the sense of the potential different uses of the space under the shelter through the change in its geometry. By opening and closing the shape you could create open spaces, or discrete ones.

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Damn fine birdhouses
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Ok, they may be meant as commentary on the egos of despots, but they’re still really beautiful bird dwellings.   CR Blog » Blog Archive » Despot Birdhouses

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