Category Archives: Travel

Colour tinted glaciers

Restored footage of the ill-fated 1924 British expedition to reach the summit of Everest, this clip being of ice formations at East Rongbuk Glacier in Tibet. The Epic of Everest on

Mountains and Minds

I’m reading Robert Macfarlane’s Mountains of the Mind. A terrific books from which I could quote any number of passages. Here’s one nice passage: “Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are … Continue reading

From the Air

There's a piece in this weekend's FT magazine about a project that was conducted in the last days of the Shah of Iran's rule – to photograph the country from the air:  When Georg Gerster first flew over Iran on … Continue reading

Murmurs of older people's stories

Murmur hits Dublin, with a focus on older people’s oral histories of the docklands of the city: [murmur] is a documentary oral history project that records stories and memories told about specific geographic locations. We collect and make accessible people’s … Continue reading

The Self Sustaining Serendipity Engine?

I don’t quite get Dopplr. Yet. Maybe I’m missing something, maybe I’m looking too hard. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong place. Or perhaps what I’m looking for (I don’t know what it is) is yet to be built. First, … Continue reading


So it’s time to swap email, airless office, submarine like meeting rooms and the cut and thrust of a wonderful design project creating mobility enhancing ‘things’for older people, for a week in France. Oh, and time to swap the Biblical … Continue reading