“Wherever you go, there you are”

To my clients, on their summer holidays… It’s the first time you’ve studied the place in daylight. You found the apartment online. There’s the archway from the photos, but it has a boxy shelving unit stuffed into one side, sticking out by ‘about’ eight millimetres. It’s a fine line between maximalism and hoarding, you think,Continue reading ““Wherever you go, there you are””

Spreadsheets and tables: book project

à table by Martino Gamper I thought I should add this to the site as a project, even though I had less to do with it than some of the others – it’s a nice book. 102 pages on tables by the Italian designer, Martino Gamper. The graphic design is by Roland Brauchli, it’s publishedContinue reading “Spreadsheets and tables: book project”

Exercises in Seating by Max Lamb

“Max’s processes can be distilled into either addition or reduction: building, moulding or growing; carving, cutting or removing… by exposing these methods, he invites a connection with the finished object, he gives a sense of its material and emotional value.” Sarah Simpkin, Exercises in Seating Sometimes, I work with architects and designers to conceive, writeContinue reading “Exercises in Seating by Max Lamb”


“Urushi doesn’t usually work with deadlines. It takes the time it takes, and the customer or commissioner is called when it is finished. This is an unknown date, by which time it is quite possible one has forgotten that one ordered the object…” Charlotte York, Max Lamb in Wajima That’s a little how I feltContinue reading “URUSHI IS NOT ALONE, Max Lamb”