Tag Archives: Design

the tyranny of existing things

My husband calls it the ‘tyranny of existing things’. It can apply to almost anything, but it’s specific in its ability to subtly annoy you to distraction and ill health. It’s the cookbooks that you still want to ‘go through’ and move to the kitchen. It’s the hanging kitchen cabinet door, still not worth calling […]


bigger questions—walk sew good

Bigger Questions This is Gab Murphy, of Walk Sew Good. She is one of the women that the authors Brera and Nesi paid “tribute” to in their book, “Everything Is Broken Up and Dances: The Crushing of the Middle Class.” Gab Murphy and Megan O’Malley walked the talk, literally, they walked 3500km through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and […]


10 quick ways to lose my respect

I’m a list maker. I think women are genetically predisposed to making lists. Maybe it’s because we have so much to do, for f**k sake! For instance: 1. Stop swearing! 2. Start again. I’m a list maker, but if there’s one thing I’m really tired of it’s other people’s lists. For example: The 5 Best Ways To Set […]