Monday, 29 November 2010

Original idea?...nah don't exist!

Had an idea a for Calverley Grounds whizzing round my head for three weeks, then Jamie blurts it out!!!! DOH!!! I think i will still use it as one of my idea's, but as the saying goes 'nothing new under the sun'.

This next section does sound daunting, proper big school, no hiding behind the comfort of Hadlow College now.

What have i learnt this week? I am an internationalist by nature and my fear of nationalism also makes me suspicious of localism, thus (if) i have a design style then it would be along the lines of an international style, with a hint of local, but outward looking rather than inward, future looking rather than too much to the past as we should celebrate the now and not be downtrodden by the past and its design statements. That does not mean that we don't learn from the past, just don't mimic it. Confidence not timidity. High quality and grades of materials. Skilled tradesmen to construct with management systems that help not hinder.
And a high budget for ongoing maintenance, after all we all know that Park Citroen could be sooooo much better with some TLC.

Conclusion: we are all driven by our baggage ,not necessarily a bad thing, but worth being aware of nonetheless.

Babble over, Photojobo sent these photo's through, Will never see curry in quite the same way. A case of 'small is more'. Click on them to get the full effect.

Spilt milk


  1. Experimenting with scale?

    Love the pics but I think I agree with you about the curry!

  2. This song came up on my iPod on the way home this evening and reminded me of you; s'pect you already know it:

  3. Ha Ha, cause and effect. Now we have big society rather than no society, can you tell the difference?

  4. my fellow glass always full guy- although your idea may not be entirley original- its always your spin on it- and a spin im sure it will be!!!

  5. Frank Turner! Ha! I did sound for him at Archway Tavern in... 2007? He played that song.