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.

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Inter­est­ing com­ments from Joshua Gin­ter in the Mac­Book.
Hav­ing com­ment­ed the oth­er day that I was close to going for the iMac when I last upgrad­ed my Mac, had the Mac­Book Pro been in the same for­mat as the new Mac­Book and just as pow­er­ful as the Pro, I would like­ly have gone with a space grey one. Although my design tastes would be influ­enc­ing me a lot in that deci­sion, I think it’s a stun­ning design.

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

This weeks edi­tion, cov­ers the new Mac­Book, a review of the iMac with 5K reti­na dis­play, the strug­gle of pack­ing the per­fect bag, and the emo­tion­al roller­coast­er of being a free­lancer/­self-emlpoyed devel­op­er.