· 3 minute read

After moving to a new house last year, lots of great life changes and a surreal early peak of Spring sun this weekend, I’m getting a bit of a creative pang to, well, create something visual that’s completely different. That’s different as in ‘I’ve never done this before; let’s give it a go,’ not ‘blimey, this is a ground breaking world first artistic idea.’ I’m also keen to do something creative that’s hands-on and offline. Paper, wood, glue and collage on a scale larger than a computer screen.

· 1 minute read

Luke Geissbühler and his children attached an insulated package containing a video camera and iPhone to a weather balloon and launched it into space from Newburgh, New York. The balloon reached 100,000 feet before bursting and returning back to Earth where it was recovered – just 30 miles away from where they launched it!

· 4 minute read

Here are sites and people I’ve found particularly inspiring, informative or useful this year. This list isn’t meant to be definitive or a reflection on trends; it’s just a way of sharing sites and highlighting individuals who influenced me.