The story of the Fjällräven Kånken, is as classic a design story as they come. Åke Nordin saw a problem and he designed a simple solution. In the late 1970s, 80% of Swedes were suffering from back pain, and those suffering were getting younger and younger. As shoulder bags were in fashion at the time… View Post

Today I’m going to create my very first font, and I thought it would be interesting to document the process and share anything I learn along the way and from all the bits and pieces I’ve read. I’m making a hand-written typeface based on my own handwriting, because it seems to be the recommended starter… View Post

Meditation is the new black. In particular, using meditation to help unlock your creativity is getting a lot of hype at the minute. David Lynch has been a huge proponent of Transcendental Meditation ™, even starting a foundation to give more people access to what is a costly style of meditation. But he’s not alone,… View Post

One of the questions I get asked the most (meaning perhaps twice) is how I find the time to do all of the bits and pieces I do. So, I thought I would answer that question in the form of one of my favourite kinds of posts to read, a week in the life. But,… View Post

Everything around us has a design story, a history of how it came into being. So, I wanted to start a little series documenting those stories, starting with the things I use everyday. And what could be a better personal everyday design classic to start it off than Dr Martens? Dr Martens have found their… View Post