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March 14, 2014

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“Through talk, we tamed kings, restrained tyrants, averted revolution”

Tony Benn (1925-2014)

Episode 1/many July 22, 2009

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Hello. Finally got round to setting up a decent blog. Tried it on google but found their set up extremely user unfriendly at a basic level i.e. struggled to add information to it – visual information that is and it would be a daft blog about design if I stuck to words.

And there’s the crumby link…..when we design something, whether it be our new kitchen or a city quarter, we frequently stick to words, either through tedious reports in Times New Roman or by general verboseness. Words are dangerous though. Words are not ideas. Words are the tools we use to communicate them and can easily be used as a weapon to wield power (therefore putting up barriers to otherwise good ideas) or as a smokescreen (to hide our lack of confidence or knowledge).

But don’t get me wrong – words are hugely important to me. To use them well is an artform. They can give ideas the momentum they need to fly and the detail they need to run.

And so on with the show………Hope you enjoy the blog. All comments more than welcome