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Productivity

Everything is accumulative: building good habits to move beyond willpower

We all have habits, some positive, some negative. If you aspire to become good or even to excel at something, the best way to achieve this is to make that something a habit.

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Friday Review

The Boy Who Cried War

Welcome to Friday Review episode 2, where I take a quick look back at the week and pick out a few highlights – this week we’re looking at the importance of user interfaces, plus; why I went to Parliament, what I’m reading now, stories in Portuguese, and a few interesting jobs I’ve seen advertised. This one […]

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Book Reviews

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy – Book Review

Amble through this beautifully told tale of love, the differences that lie between men and women, patience, maturity and redemption, set in rural Victorian England, and well deserving of the title of Literature. On maturing, one begins to appreciate the finer things in life — whether that’s enjoying a glass of Malbec and camembert so […]

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Friday Review

Back to Peckham

Welcome to the very first edition of Friday Review, where I take a quick look back at the week and pick out a few highlights – including, but not limited to; interesting articles, stuff I’ve learnt, what I’ve been up to, what I’m reading, things I’m thankful for, shout outs to talented people, what I’m […]

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Q&A

What are the rules of good photography?

The rules are a good starting point with photography, but as with anything, it’s often useful to know and understand the rules before then figuring out how best to bend or break them – the best photography can often go against those rules! 1: Shoot with the light behind you to light the subject This […]

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What course should I go for, industrial design or automotive design?

I’m just going to put it out there: if you have a choice between the two, choose Industrial Design. Here’s a few reasons: Keep education broad first; specialise later It’s pretty well established that as you proceed up the academic ladder, your field of interest narrows — so a PhD thesis is usually based around a […]

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Book Reviews

Ink by Alice Broadway – Book Review

Opening a new book is always interesting – it’s often with a sense of trepidation that I begin, effectively opening up my mind and imagination to anything that someone decides to write. A good story can get in your head but some stories can stay there forever, and that’s not always a good thing! I […]

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What are some lesser-known sights to see in London?

Allow me, if you will, to take you on a whistle-stop tour of London places as seen in films and TV — some of these sights are less known than others, but they’re all connected as locations for filming, and therefore (for me at least) have inherent interest. Let’s assume you arrive at Kings Cross (31 million […]

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Opinion

The Privileged Few

Looking around my pleasant apartment in Salisbury I notice a tasteful array of softly-hued furniture around me, wooden floors, a Persian rug and a gentle warm light by which I can write. Although I’m in the centre of town, the double glazing keeps the noise out — as well as the recent autumnal chill. I read recently […]

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Productivity

The Art of Continual Self Development

I sat in a camping chair within the base of a wide valley in North America – the towering dark shape of austere, snow capped mountains just a fringe to the infinitely vast ocean of stars above. The warmth of the campfire playfully singed my legs, the cool of a clear, open night sky gently […]