3 years at Automattic

On this day 3 years ago I hopped off a plane at Orlando International Airport to start my first day working for Automattic. I was going from 10 years of being self-employed, to being part of a globally distributed company - and about to meet ~1000 new colleagues. I'm excited to say that 3 years …

Focus on verbs over nouns

I've really enjoyed reading Jeff Tweedy's book How to write one song - a pocket-sized edition focused on taking the first step of writing a song (as distinct from becoming a songwriter). In the first chapter he makes this statement: Maybe it's a cliché, but you have to focus on verbs over nouns - what …

Cockatoo Island

In 2006 I helped document a class/program at UTS School of Architecture titled Urban Islands. It involved students creating large scale installations exploring the nature of 'space making'. It took place at Cockatoo Island - an island in Sydney Harbour which has had many lives: a meeting place for first peoples; a convict penal establishment; …

New York City: 2011

In 2011 I was lucky enough to travel to New York as a recipient of a Webby Award. It was a short trip (about 48 hours) but I made the most of it - walking the streets and seeing what I could. This is a collection of images of (some of) the amazing architecture I …

Mr Black tour at Distillery Botanica

Mr Black is an incredibly delicious cold-brew coffee liqueur which is created (relatively) local to us on the Central Coast of NSW. We've been enjoying it for years - but it has really started to gain popularity through Australia and internationally. Recently they've been running tours at the distillery where they create everything - so …

High-Rise

I've been wanting to watch this film for a while for a number of reasons. I'm a fan of Tom Hiddleston's acting and had hear good things about the book the film was adapted from. The film is set in a beautiful 60s/70s brutalist apartment in London - where something of a class structure is …