Tag Archives: architecture

Even I Would go Camping with These

I remember when I used to go camping, it was pretty far from a special experience. The tent used to look a little bit like this: I’m thinking that the tent featured below would change all that. How cool is it! Not much privacy of course, so you need to be careful who you go […]

Continue Reading

Different Interpretations of the Creative Process

This is brilliant. I never thought about it really, but of course in some way, everyone who is truly at the top fo their game has in some ways applied creativity to get there. Composers, Copywriters, fashion designers, but also atheletes (“listen, when the gun goes, I run like hell”) and Physicists. Sadly I cannot […]

Continue Reading

Climbing VERY tall things

I actually have sweaty hands and a funny feeling tummy as I write this. These guys are crazy, I have no idea how you could climb up something this high.     First up is this guy who has climbed the top of the Burk Kalifa in Dubai, the highest building in the world. And […]

Continue Reading

A Nice Way to Store Books

The State Library in Victoria has to be one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. A little group of photos below taken on our a recent trip. Very peaceful, very beautiful.

Continue Reading

Unusual Holiday Destination: Chernobyl

Here I was thinking that the half life of plutonium has lots of zeros on the end of it! Following the accident in 1986, a 30 km exclusion zone was created and declared unfit for human habitation. So if you are tired of fighting your way past bus-loads of tourists, I’m thinking that one of […]

Continue Reading

Surprising Stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Part 2)

When I started writing them all down after our recent trip to Sydney, I realised that there really are just too many stories for one post, so here a continuation and final 4 stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its amazing history. And in case you missed them, click here to check out the […]

Continue Reading

Surprising Stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Part 1)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an incredible icon, not just of design but also of the truly genius foresight of the man who designed it. Here are some stories I recently heard that I personally find pretty amazing. 1. Incredible planning foresight Picture it like this. The bridge was designed in the 1920’s, and built […]

Continue Reading

Cool Ways to Generate Electricity

I have written here before about cool ways to generate electricity by using people (shoes, dance floors etc). Of course that isn’t going to generate industrial sizes of electricity. These might. 1. Lorne Pier Wave Power Recently we were at Lorne Pier, and saw a rather oddly shaped box sitting on the pier. A little bit of snooping […]

Continue Reading

My Awesome DIY Letterbox

When I lived in Sydney, I bought my first home. It was a lovely little cottage, a modest front, and great location near Backwattle Bay in Glebe Point. Narrow, but long enough and somehow large enough to contain 3 bedrooms. I loved it, and I still wish I had not sold it (though keeping it […]

Continue Reading

Qatar World Cup Stadiums

I, like many people, am utterly confused about why and how Qatar is going to host the football worldcup. A nation of 1.7 million people hosting a tournament that brought 450,000 people to South Africa in the first two weeks of June. Lets not mention that most of these visitors will require a drink (in […]

Continue Reading