Desire: Own Your Longing

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We treat desire as a problem to be solved, address what desire is for and focus on the something and how to acquire it rather than on the nature and the sensation of desire, though often it is the distance between us and the object of desire that fills the space in between with the blue of longing. I wonder … Read More

An Announcement: My Point Is This

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“What are you talking about?” I’m no stranger to that question, although it’s usually phrased in different ways such as “What the hell do you mean, Mike?”, “Are you aware you’re actually talking, as in Out Loud?” and “Please get to the point before one of us dies“. But in blogging circles, it’s one of the Big Questions you need … Read More

Traveller, Deny Thyself

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Here are some interesting things about the word “denial”, regarding travel. 1. Denial is not a river in Egypt. (Ask this chap, if you don’t believe me). It’s spelled differently. This is why puns are all contemptible: they’re all about perverting our language to fit humour. Well, not in this blog.

Giving Form: The Designer’s Intent

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When we become the hired guns of greed-driven corporations, we are driven to conform. If we generate status kitsch for a jaded elite, and allow ourselves to become media celebrities, we perform. When we twist products to reflect the navel-gazing of market research, we deform. If our products divorce appearance and other functions – a telephone that looks like a … Read More