The inexplicable science of happy coincidences

Learning to understand what it is to be human, how we see what we see, how we observe the patterns of all our lives and act upon them is big science. It is the vastness of neuroscience, psychological behaviour patterns and the understanding of how personal experiences affect our everyday. It is a massive subject,…

The race for Christmas, quality trumps everything everytime…

So here it is Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun… except for hard working designers still locked in the office after a great many years. There’s no doubt about the pressures designers have as Christmas races towards us… but personally I have chosen to play the quality card every time over the obvious need to turn…

The hidden benefits of great sculpture

The hidden benefits of great #sculpture Determined to fully recover from a long bout of wretched pneumonia, I self medicated a prescription of high dose Barbara and Henry. It seemed like a great plan. Armed with only my good friend Tim and a small camera for company we drove up the M1, through a sunny…

Finding inspiration for the next piece of work.

‘world class work that lifts you’. Its Tuesday, it’s 3pm and it’s scorching hot in the office. so what do you do? A quick drive up the M1. It’s only 20 miles from Sheffield City Centre and it’s a mini work break up to the 40th birthday party of the #YorkshireSculpturePark #YSP. It’s perfect weather…

Where do great ideas come from?

A few personal thoughts on the design and creative process. The bath? Famously, Mr Archimedes, had his Eureka moment in the bath. Which may give us a good starting point to answer this question. It certainly seems to be true that the more relaxed you are, the more day to day fun you are having…