I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

How Apple Saved My Life ›

If you do only one thing on the inter­net today, please watch this video by James Rath. In a world where so often tech­nol­o­gy can make us feel dis­con­nect­ed and absent from those around us, it’s impor­tant to see things from the oth­er end some­thing. In the case of James Rath it’s incred­i­ble to see how much tech­nol­o­gy has influ­enced his life in such a pos­i­tive way.

One Year in: Why a Die-Hard Mechanical Watch Lover Can’t Get the Apple Watch Off His Wrist (and Why That Matters) ›

Inter­est­ing read in to how a Die-Hard Mechan­i­cal Watch Lover has fall­en for the Apple Watch.
I’m becom­ing more Andre intrigued by this device. When the rumours for it began I did­n’t see the point, but as soft­ware devel­ops for it my atten­tion becomes increas­ing­ly caught. It’ll be inter­est­ing to see when and how the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion Watch builds on this ini­tial offering.

The Week in Lnks

It’s been a buy and stress­ful week since the last edi­tion of The Week in Links, but that’s why we call it work. It’s not always fluffy clouds and bright sun­shine, even for those of us for­tu­nate enough to be doing what we love for a living.
Despite all that, I have enjoyed quite a bit of read­ing this week. Once again I’ve high­light­ed a cou­ple of arti­cles which I real­ly con­nect­ed with. One from Shawn Blanc about work and one about work­ing for your­self… prob­a­bly not a coin­ci­dence after read­ing that first paragraph.
So sit back and enjoy this weeks edi­tion along­side your Sun­day coffee.

  • Con­cern­ing the Ebb and Flow of “Work” by Shawn Blanc — This is someti­h­ng I’m learn­ing about myself at the moment. Even before I was self-eployed my ten­den­cy was to do things all the time, I used to give my hol­i­days to go and do a bible hol­i­day club for two weeks every sum­mer. It was dif­fer­ent but incred­i­bly tir­ing and it caught up with me. Now I’m self-employed forc­ing myself to rest is hard, in fact it hit me last week­end. I need to be away from home to rest and shut out my work, oth­er­wise I and my work suffer.
  • Mas­ter work­ing for your­self with­out crush­ing your soul — Dis­patch­es from Paul Jarvis — Real­ly inter­est­ing insights and thoughts on the areas on which to focus if you’re a free­lancer. Focus upon what you want to do, talk about it lots and don’t be afraid of say­ing no. That final bit can be the hard­est of all.

The Best of the Rest

The Week in Links

Anoth­er new week, anoth­er edi­tion of The Week in Links. This week has been a good week with the launch of some updates to a client’s web­site and a new home­page for 18TWO, so my evenings have been filled with some relax­ation and bike rid­ing. Con­se­quent­ly there’s a good num­ber of links for you to devour over your lunchtime cof­fee, cov­er­ing Mac­Book, Apple Watch, pho­tog­ra­phy, prod­uct design, work­spaces, writ­ing and fin­ish­ing off with some cycling.

The Week in Links

Issue 15 of The Week in Links is a very visu­al one. Pho­tog­ra­phy is at the heart of it, with pho­to sto­ries from a trip to Van­cou­ver, an Apple Watch review, dif­fer­ent ways a design team uses note­books and the sto­ry of one of my favourite cycling races. Enjoy!

The Week in Links

Writ­ing, future uses of new tech­nol­o­gy, design process­es, an inter­view with a design leg­end and Apple Watch. The range of sub­jects cov­ered in this weeks edi­tion of The Week in Links, has a bit more vari­ety in it than pre­vi­ous weeks. Sit back and enjoy.

The Week In Links

This weeks edi­tion has only four links, but they are packed with inter­est. There’s a short post to get that start­ed that will of par­tic­u­lar inter­est to those who run their own busi­ness, fol­lowed by a series of posts giv­ing a few details into the behind the scenes of start­ing a new com­pa­ny (they make my favourite note­books). Fol­low­ing my trend in recent weeks of look­ing into note­books, there’s a review of the lat­est Field Notes colours edi­tion, and then an in-depth arti­cle into the begin­nings of the Apple Watch.
Sit back with a cof­fee and enjoy.