Occasional essays and book reviews on design, typography, technology, fashion, beauty.

  1. Book review

    Ali Smith's 'Winter' is a luminous, revealing mythology of protest

  2. Book review

    Shoshana Zuboff's 'Surveillance Capitalism' documents the exploitation of human nature

  3. Essay

    Newness is unnecessary (and an environmental tragedy)

    Slow fashion season is not a rejection of fashion. It’s a rejection of the environmental cost of the fashion industry.

  4. Essay

    Everyone's home looks the same: On toothless good taste and individual desire

    Mid-century modern is the defining look of our homes. Is it so bad if your dining chairs look like everyone else's?

Topics Environment Design Fashion Technology & other things on my mind…