Tag Archives: London

(Almost) Weekend Bookshelf: World Book Day

Other than those by Günter Grass (Even bad books are books and therefore sacred) and Groucho Marx (Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read), I’m useless at remembering quotes.  So I can’t tell you who once remarked that having more books on a […]

Holiday Bookshelf: It’s (almost) all about London

With the new year comes the professional/personal stocktake.  Assessment of those elements of your life you’re not happy with and the construction of hopeful solutions.  My bugbear is location.  If I could live anywhere tomorrow it would be Sydney, Washington DC or San Francisco, in that order, but I can’t. So London it is. My […]

Open door policy

On Wednesday I spent the afternoon with fellow Academicians from the Academy of Urbanism at Cockpit Arts and on Lamb’s Conduit Street in Camden.  The street is the first of three short listed for The Great Street Award to be assessed, with Bristol’s North Street next week and Poynton High Street the week after. Named after William Lamb who, […]