Glue

It seems a lot of things have come unstuck during lockdown. The office has moved from being an almost invisible fixture, a fact of life of work, to an option. For many, commuting has become an expensive and potentially hazardous choice. Businesses that depend on passing trade have suffered enormously when people stopped passing. There’sContinue reading “Glue”

We are the standards we set

I wrote this blog precisely a year ago. So much has changed, but so little has not. After 300 years of the a capitalist approach to life, the dogma we have developed has become so entrenched we often don’t notice it. Growth, efficiency, shareholder rights, returns. Life defined in financial terms. This has become soContinue reading “We are the standards we set”

Scale kills Craft

The challenge with craft is scale. Products, services, art created through intense focus and love, often one at a time. Each piece in one way or another signed by its creator through small differences, flaws, textures. Each one an original, a memory and a collectible, limited in number by the capacity of the creator. TheContinue reading “Scale kills Craft”