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.

Jollies Socks ›

I came across Jol­lies Socks a few weeks ago and only just had the chance to check them out. Not only are they cool socks, but they’re focused on help­ing home­less peo­ple, with every pur­chase they sup­port home­less char­i­ties in your area.

Ben Brooks’ Hard Graft Flat Pack Shore Review ›

Just when I thought I had found a bag to last me a life­time 1, some­one goes out and makes a bag I find irre­sistible. I’m talk­ing about Hard Graft’s newest iter­a­tion to their Flat Pack which now accom­mo­dates the 15″ reti­na Mac­Book Pro. 

Every time Hard Graft release some­thing I usu­al­ly find myself sit­ting drool­ing over their web­site for a few min­utes. The Flat Pack is at the top of my wish list, because as Ben men­tions, it’s irresistible.
I read Bens review with inter­est, it seems Ben has just a cou­ple of minor stick­ing points with it but they’re not big enough to real­ly ham­per or sour the expe­ri­ence of such a beau­ti­ful product.

The Flat Design Era — LayerVault Blog ›

As a design­er I’ve found myself often puz­zled and con­fused at some of the deci­sions being made late­ly in the UI’s I use. I have a very sleek glass and alu­mini­um iPhone in my pock­et and yet a lot of the apps on it look like a note pad I used to find on my Dad’s desk as a school kid. It does­n’t make sense to me that a prod­uct that is so refined on the out­side is full of bloat­ed metaphors on the inside. Maybe that’s why this state­ment is so refreshing:

For many of us, it seems self-evi­dent that you should approach prod­uct build­ing with a cer­tain kind of dis­ci­pline. You cut your prod­uct fea­tures down to the bone, but you nev­er approach your inter­face design the same way. Why cre­ate a small gem of a prod­uct and then weigh it down with design flour­ish­es? The way you design your site should reflect your val­ues — be con­sis­tent. Flat design is lean design.