15 February, 2019 Every last drop of that ice cream 🍦.

15 February, 2019 This winter has been a pretty poor example of healthy living for me. Too many sweets. No exercise …

14 February, 2019 Oh man not been into Instagram in a while. What a shit show. Ads every 3rd or 4th image. Likes! …

12 February, 2019 There has been a ton of noise in my office about coding. I’m really liking what I’m seeing at …

11 February, 2019 Tachyons is a pretty awesome way of creating layouts and prototyping. Certainly one to consider for …

9 February, 2019 Clear blue skies at the office.

8 February, 2019 My theme for the year is based around release. Last year was a year where I laid the foundations to …

7 February, 2019 The first issue of my newsletter, In Abeyance, is finally out! Go have a read and subscribe if you …

5 February, 2019 If you’ve not subscribed to my newsletter, now is a great time to do it. Subscribe over at …

3 February, 2019 Out with the old and in with the new. My yearly shaving cream switch.

2 February, 2019 Oh yes. Today is Groundhog Day. Bonus: If you don’t feel like watching that film, then you can …

2 February, 2019 You know that feeling when you wake up and think you’ve got school, but then your dad tells you that …

1 February, 2019 I like Austin’s thoughts on February resolutions.

31 January, 2019 Like many, I’m still dizzy after the firehose of Micro.blog customisation goodies that @manton …

30 January, 2019 006 / Glides

28 January, 2019 Really enjoyed the On Margins episode with Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

27 January, 2019 📚 Ikigai - The Japanese Secret to a long and Happy Life is the first book I’ve read in 2019. …

25 January, 2019 Zane and the Diplodocus.

24 January, 2019 F01 WIP

23 January, 2019 I have eyed iFontMaker with a considerable amount of envy over the years. I even considered buying …

22 January, 2019 David Attenborough is an international treasure. This clip of Prince William interviewing him gives …

22 January, 2019 Excellent article on the New York Times, summarising the Arab League summit. The whole thing strikes …

22 January, 2019 I really hate being awake during the hour of the wolf. My mind gets filled with thoughts and getting …

18 January, 2019 🖖🏼Time to settle in and start watching Star Trek Discovery Season 2. It’s been a while.

18 January, 2019 005 / Waiting

18 January, 2019 I really wish Feedbin also had the feature to convert Instagram user feeds into RSS in the same way …

17 January, 2019 Jean’s goodbye to Facebook is how you should say goodbye online to a platform. If I did something …

16 January, 2019 Really looking forward to the Spoke Design/Penaddict collaboration pen. Housing a Uni Signo DX …

16 January, 2019 On This Day, One Year Ago A year ago, on the 16th of January 2018, I wrote: It’s always hard to start something new. The main …

15 January, 2019 Like many Brits, I’m glued to my screen watching the circus that is Brexit. My hope is that this …

14 January, 2019 My 2019 Actions Calendar is now ready to be downloaded. This is the 3rd time I’ve created one …

12 January, 2019 Working on something to share. It’s 12 days too late (and likely a few more before it’s …

12 January, 2019 This is as wintery as it gets in Dubai. A mild 18°C. Have the window open and feeling the cold …

10 January, 2019 Sooo annoyed. My iPad is getting noticably hot on one part of the screen. Gone ahead and booked …

9 January, 2019 I will be talking about my new project, Stet.Build. For now, if you work in the construction …

9 January, 2019 Ryan is at another milestone again. Yesterday he began to stand up on his own. The whole thing …

8 January, 2019 Been pretty quiet on the site, but that usually means I’m working on something. Should be …

5 January, 2019 004 / Let’s Dive

3 January, 2019 003 / Tickets Please

2 January, 2019 002 / Flowers

1 January, 2019 I did a few of these images back in the summer as I was learning and developing my new style. With …

31 December, 2018 Although I have a ton of thoughts about the iPad not being a Mac, this keyboard by Brydge really …

30 December, 2018 Pretty sure you can’t upload a video to Micro.blog, but here’s a gif of the previous …

29 December, 2018 Haven’t drawn Corgan in over a year.

29 December, 2018 Great set of questions to work through and really help dissect your year that passed - via the …

28 December, 2018 🍿 Finally got around to watching The Incredibles 2. Maybe the fact that I am now a father with 2 …

26 December, 2018 My mind has been completely blown away by how great (and complete) Procreate on the iPad is. I only …

25 December, 2018 Ok I get the whole iPad Pro thing now. Thankfully I saw sense and got the 12.9” version. …

25 December, 2018 La Mer

24 December, 2018 🎄 It’s Christmas Eve and the boys are in bed. Time to finish most of this truely excellent …

23 December, 2018 Editing In 2019 I plan to finally start sending out a newsletter that I’ve been working on for around …

22 December, 2018 The full moon is pretty spectacular tonight. Soo bright it looks like someone left on the lights …

22 December, 2018 You know how for years the tech media proclaimed to have found the iPhone killer? Well, I have …

21 December, 2018 Ok, I got myself an iPad Pro (12.9”) for Christmas. I fear for the future of my art supplies. …

20 December, 2018

19 December, 2018 Been doing a ton of research on photovoltaic technology. What I hadn’t realised is that it really is …

18 December, 2018 Punkt is a company that I’m fascinated by. Certainly not for everyone. Their new MP02 mobile phone …

17 December, 2018 Abu Dhabi

16 December, 2018 Street art.

16 December, 2018 This post here is what I love about iA and iA Writer. Their priorities are clear. Their …

15 December, 2018 I am the mosquitos-killer 🦟 ! 2 in one night as they try to feed of the kids as they sleep. Not …

15 December, 2018 Creating something meaningful is difficult. It takes patience and perseverance. I’ve been working on …

13 December, 2018 Having a tough time with the piece I’m writing at the moment. However I’ve developed a very clear …

10 December, 2018 Can’t believe it’s been an entire year since my youngest was born. I guess the first one paves the …

10 December, 2018 It was great fun being on Micro Monday. @macgenie was a truly gracious host and may have put the …

9 December, 2018 Imagine needing to charge your iPhone, laptop or car every 10 days rather than every day! Really …

8 December, 2018

7 December, 2018 Around town.

7 December, 2018 Snowflakes.

5 December, 2018 Partially unused image for my upcoming project, hopefully launching in 2019.

5 December, 2018 I found out about Food Tube when I was looking how to make eggs. After Jamie blew my mind I’ve …

3 December, 2018 It’s all about throwing rocks.

2 December, 2018 Having cut the cord on cable TV, there are two things I miss. Live sports and great adverts (I …

2 December, 2018 🍿 I hardly ever get the chance to watch movies but on the latest Recomendo issue, I was gifted a …

1 December, 2018 When I started using Micro.blog I decided to keep syndicating my words over to Twitter. Over this …

1 December, 2018 Usually I love it when both boys are fast asleep in their beds, this evening is very different. Zane …

29 November, 2018 So it’s been three long years since we moved to Dubai. At the time I’d just read Marie …

29 November, 2018 Drove for 5min this morning and a dreaded yellow warning signal comes up that oil is low. On the …

27 November, 2018 No internet based network is whole. What I miss from Instagram is the output from visual artists. …

26 November, 2018 Exceptionally fun pixelated tower from Ole Scheeren in Bangkok. I love when an idea is executed …

24 November, 2018 Top tips all parent can agree on. The Yoyo stroller is the only one you actually need. Make sure …

24 November, 2018 I’ve not specifically sought out any Black Friday deals, but I did benefit from the 50% offer …

23 November, 2018 Now that one of my most requested features for Micro.blog has been made (a gallery of photos), I can …

20 November, 2018 Depressing but astute assessment of the current state of Brexit. The surprising stat is the 700,000 …

19 November, 2018 Missing from Micro.blog I don’t like to write about the system I’m using but I thought it would be good to check in a couple …

18 November, 2018 The new Smashing Pumpkins album is such a treat for us fans. Solara, Alienation and Marchin’ On …

17 November, 2018 Years ago, while in London, I would often turn to the movie Amelie in an attempt to help me relax, …

17 November, 2018 I’m kinda over stationary. Once you’ve tried a bunch of things and realised that you …

16 November, 2018 I always end up surfing the web looking at a bunch of awesome t-shirts. Then I realise that …

15 November, 2018 The John Lewis Christmas adverts are an institution. The latest one is by far one of my absolute …

13 November, 2018 Totally underwhelmed by the new Field Notes Winter release, Clandestine. The video though has got …

13 November, 2018 Great trailer for Toy Story 4. I only found out that this was happening earlier this morning. Had …

12 November, 2018 He had a great run, but alas Stan Lee has died.

11 November, 2018 First rain have come with thunder and lightning. It’s been such a long time since we’ve …

10 November, 2018 The Crescent.

10 November, 2018 Awesome analysis of why tech companies are making custom typefaces.

9 November, 2018 Podcasts for November 🎙️ Seeing as I’m in the car for many hours of the day (travelling up and down to Abu Dhabi), …

9 November, 2018 Park season is upon us.

8 November, 2018 The weekend is finally upon us and as always I’m hopeful of filling it with good activities …

8 November, 2018 It’s been an exceptionally tough week, which is to be expected as everyone is working on …

5 November, 2018 Finding your niche can feel like a life long struggle. Some discover it early on and continue to …

3 November, 2018 This weekend’s mini project was making an adjustable snake knot camera strap. Went for some …

2 November, 2018

2 November, 2018

1 November, 2018 All of my writing happens in iAWriter. All of my editing is happening in the Hemingway app. If …

1 November, 2018 As much as I love October, really glad it’s finally over and can look forward to what November …

31 October, 2018 First proper halloween experience for Zane, which he absolutely loved. Got dressed as a pterodactyl, …

30 October, 2018 This new iPad Pro is a great way to finally get into the iPad lifestyle. Glad I waited out for this …

26 October, 2018 If you’re looking for a great alternative to the standard Apple case for your iPhone 6, 6s, 7 and 8, …

24 October, 2018 If you’re struggling to write on your site, then consider a trick I’ve been using this …

23 October, 2018 Inktober #005 continues.

23 October, 2018 Inktober is nearly over. This one was done while I was on the phone.

21 October, 2018 Went to the Big Bad Wold book fair (the biggest of it’s kind in the world). It’s so …

20 October, 2018 📚 Autumn reading. Second Ryan Holiday book this year. I still need to write the notes from my …

18 October, 2018 You’re testing me Apple. I’ve abstained from your iPhone ploy this year (even though …

18 October, 2018 If you’re looking to create something, anything really, then I seriously encourage you to …

16 October, 2018 Operation start using your iPhone less and take your Sony mirrorless camera everywhere is beginning …

15 October, 2018 Discovered Burro Blanco in Abu Dhabi a couple of weeks ago. By far my favourite Mexican restaurant …

15 October, 2018 Definitely considering backing this chopstick set. The straw might now be as useful for me, but I …

14 October, 2018 Jan Middendorp’s Dutch Type is truly a magnificent book. I would go so far as to call it the …

13 October, 2018 Final Inktober image for today.

13 October, 2018 The constraint for Inktober this year is the number of pens I’m using and the size of paper, which …

13 October, 2018 I know I’m super late to Inktober this year, but better late than never.

13 October, 2018 I can finally declare Autumn/Winter has begun here in Dubai. It’s been a really long summer so …

12 October, 2018 My wife is forever loosing her iPhone. Top tip. If you login from another device on iCloud (and …

10 October, 2018 Phones and Cameras After listen to The Minimalists on the Kevin Rose show, I came to a realisation. In my persuit to …

8 October, 2018 Netflix has seriously changed how I consume some of my entertainment. Thankfully Better Call Saul …

4 October, 2018 I stumbled upon a truly incredible graph today that showed all the various types of Photovoltaic …

3 October, 2018 Happy Inktober everyone. I’m hoping to dip my toe this year and have an idea of what to do, …

2 October, 2018 Everything old is new again. New faces in the office as our team slowly continues it’s …

30 September, 2018 Finally got the bluetooth in my car sorted out. It’s only taken a couple of years and $100 to …

27 September, 2018 It’s getting easier to draw these scenes. The funny thing being that once I gave up on drawing …

24 September, 2018 Ok I’ve not bought any new Field Notes in a year. I still have a healthy stash and could …

23 September, 2018 These three F1 2021 concepts as revealed on the F1 website show a future of motosport that looks …

23 September, 2018 Rough couple of days. Zane caught something from school, which he gave to me, which I gave to the …

21 September, 2018 Not one but two great additions to iAWriter. Which reminds me that I need to take a deep dive into …

21 September, 2018 Complet-ish but un-used art for my upcoming project. It was too busy for what I’m going for.

19 September, 2018 My favourite feeling these days is that moment I step into the house, after work, and my boy Ryan is …

17 September, 2018 Was hoping to get the Hobonichi Weeks Mega this year. Sadly out of stock, 17 days after launch!

17 September, 2018 So when we bought the Q5 2 ½ years ago what I didn’t realise was that although …

16 September, 2018 Following up from my previous post, sometimes you need some bad sleep for you to work out …

15 September, 2018 Well that didn’t go as planned. I’ve been working on a piece of art for my new project …

13 September, 2018 Because one sketch deserves another…

13 September, 2018 More sketches.

12 September, 2018 It’s iPhone X, or iPhone XS day! After 4 years I think I’m finally due for an upgrade.

12 September, 2018 First attempt at using my new style with architectural style backgrounds - always the intention …

11 September, 2018 Learning how to draw and sketch in ways different to what I’m used to. First up, cars!

11 September, 2018 Fell down a massive hole that is Udemy. Never heard of it before and stumbled on it by accident …

8 September, 2018 🎥 So the wife and I finally watched a movie together. We settled on Tully. Great movie. It will hit …

7 September, 2018 🇯🇵 Hadn’t realised the extent of the destruction on Japan this summer. I have a huge soft spot …

6 September, 2018 So the new upload function on Micro.blog is pretty awesome. Especially considering it works for gifs …

5 September, 2018 So I discovered Tadama today. Probably the most elegant and simple pomodoro app on the Mac.

5 September, 2018 🏀 A month ago I went to the basketball court and nearly died from the humidity. Which idiot decides …

5 September, 2018 Ok someone tell me why it’s taken this long for someone (thanks bro) to tell me about The Weeknd and …

5 September, 2018 Use the negative energy you have to build something rather than mope around.

4 September, 2018 Everything is a remix. This article on the inspiration behind Monument Valley’s levels is a …

3 September, 2018 So now that Sunlit 2.2 has been released, I’m considering jettisoning myself from Instagram. …

1 September, 2018 I just read Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer, and honestly haven’t cried this much since …

1 September, 2018 UGhhh. Came back to my car, parking sensor in the rear had popped in. Need to find a way to pull …

1 September, 2018 Yesterday I asked for an alternative to Tinyletter and Buttondown was recommended. Having spent a …

30 August, 2018 Does anyone have a suggestion for a good alternative to Tinyletter, that is similar in minimal …

30 August, 2018 Affinity Publisher Beta is out today! I’ve been waiting for a long time for this. With both …

30 August, 2018 Finally pressed the trigger on a particular part of my latest project - this is a long term …

29 August, 2018 Paul turned me onto Russell Brand’s podcast Under The Skin. I’m halfway through episode 03 with Adam …

28 August, 2018 Plastic The plastic I use in my life is really starting to grate on me in a bad way. To me it signals a lack …

28 August, 2018 The full Hobonichi Techo 2019 lineup is now live. I’m going for the Weeks Mega (for work) and …

27 August, 2018 It’s always a joy when I receive an email from Matthew Butterick - go subscribe if type is …

26 August, 2018 After declaring tidy office bankrupcy, I’ve managed to get back on track. I realised that I …

25 August, 2018 Publii is a static-website-building tool. Scary rabbit hole to fall into. Looks exceptionally well …

25 August, 2018 I started wearing the Mi Band 2, 4 months ago and found it to be one of the best fitness trackers …

25 August, 2018 We are now well and truly back in Dubai. It’s funny travelling around town yesterday you could …

24 August, 2018 I genuinely thought I’d watched all of Chef’s Table. Somehow I’d missed the one …

24 August, 2018 Oh man that was fast. So today I went to buy some vitamins (wife’s been hounding me to get New …

23 August, 2018 39 years old today. Where did the time go? On this day I always mentally taken stock of where I am …

22 August, 2018 Trump’s Fall - My favourite part of this was definitely the Ernest Hemingway quote. I do think …

21 August, 2018 What really happens to the plastic you throw away is both depressing and the necessary jolt many of …

21 August, 2018 Being raised in Greece, I obviously have an affinity to the place. Varoufakis has been an …

20 August, 2018 Its been five whole years since Ryder released his Bullet Journal idea to the world and solved …

20 August, 2018 🎨 006 - Crowd Trying something a little different with the feet, as the style continues to evolve.

18 August, 2018 Still deciding whether the whole web-ring is a good idea or just currently badly executed. I like …

17 August, 2018 My son has two modes, total fucking meltdown and an angel. Currently he’s melting down in the …

17 August, 2018 Love this little olive tree.

15 August, 2018 Been looking for a replacement calculator for a while now. This simple Digit Calculator might be …

15 August, 2018 View for the next few days.

15 August, 2018 A holiday is a time to get your house in order. With less demands on your attention, you can afford …

13 August, 2018 Bar Tartine in Zaytouna Bay was actually a really great spot for food.

13 August, 2018 Shouf Biosphere Reserve On the weekend we drove up to the Shouf Biosphere Reserve. The only regret I have is that we …

11 August, 2018 Sun has just come up. The city is starting to fully wake up. I’m on my second cup of coffee and I’ve …

9 August, 2018 For yourself While it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you’re writing on your website …

9 August, 2018 Part 2 of the summer holidays begins. Breaking things up in this manner has been an interesting …

9 August, 2018 The James Bond museum, at the summit of an Austrian mountain, is the most elaborate fan project …

8 August, 2018 With a whole 10 minutes of using iOS 12, I can already tell it’s a Snow Leapard type of …

8 August, 2018

7 August, 2018

6 August, 2018 Yes it’s ridiculously hot and I’m an idiot but damn if this isn’t the best work out I’ve had in …

6 August, 2018

5 August, 2018

4 August, 2018 I’ve been waiting for Mateusz Urbanowicz’s comic work to drop. The wait if finally over with his 78 …

4 August, 2018

3 August, 2018 It’s been a great long while since I’ve drawn anything. I’ve effectively given up on creating comics …

3 August, 2018 I haven’t laughed this hard at something in a long, long while. John Oliver’s take on Facebook is an …

1 August, 2018 The Hobonichi Techo 2019 Preview Festival is live. This was the first year that I didn’t get a …

31 July, 2018 An Ode to iAWriter Since April I have been working silently and diligently on my little project. I’ve still got a …

27 July, 2018 In other news, really looking forward to the lunar eclipse that’s happening later on this …

27 July, 2018 The Sons of El Topo is a sequel to the movie El Topo, by the genius that is Alejandro Jodorowsky. …

27 July, 2018 Consistent & Incremental One of the single most powerful things that I hope to teach my kids, is to understand and appreciate …

26 July, 2018 🎥 Just watched Logan. It’s obviously not as a great as the comic Old Man Logan, which for …

26 July, 2018 A story of two tickets. On the left is a ticket left under the windscreen of a car with 30% tinting. …

26 July, 2018 Really excellent article on common webpage design mistakes. I’m guilty as sin of vertical spacing …

23 July, 2018 One of the nicest things about using Micro.blog is the fact that you get to see the regular progress …

22 July, 2018 I truly miss the excitement and wonder that comes with moving to a new place. The discoveries that …

18 July, 2018 I didn’t know The Economist is also available for the Kindle (US, UK and Germany only). First month …

18 July, 2018 The Comics Journal is coming back to print. That’s probably the best news I’ve heard in a good long …

17 July, 2018 Watching Obama’s speech for the Nelson Mandela annual lecture. I truly miss the eloquence of a man …

16 July, 2018 While the Amazon web interface for your reading/editing your highlights and notes for your Kindle is …

16 July, 2018 Last few days have been a bit all over the place, which was not helped by the world cup final, but …

14 July, 2018 Back in Dubai without the kids and wife is weird. This is the first time since the kids were born …

14 July, 2018 Also using wifi from within the airplane is crazy…I guess technology is bound to move forward …

14 July, 2018 🎥 Finally watched Thor: Ragnarok. It’s everything you can expect and so much more (characters, …

13 July, 2018 Action shot!

13 July, 2018 An example of what’s great about Lebanon…

13 July, 2018 Last day of my holidays (tomorrow is a travel day so doesn’t really count). It’s been a …

12 July, 2018

11 July, 2018 Who's Next? It’s been 3½ years since I came to Lebanon. I’d like to say that things have changed …

10 July, 2018 I’ve been decompressing these last two weeks. Part of my brain is getting a little antsy but …

8 July, 2018 Years from now, when you’re older (and likely taller than me), I’ll remind you how tiny you actually …

8 July, 2018

7 July, 2018 Every 3rd of July my Feedbin subscription is up for renewal. Since July 2013, I have relied on this …

7 July, 2018 🐢 Turtle on turtle.

7 July, 2018 For me the unmistakable sound of Beirut is the car horn which begins to propagate throughout the …

5 July, 2018 Finished reading: Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth …

2 July, 2018 Currently reading: Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth …

1 July, 2018 One of the things that characterise holidays for me, is the ability to catch up on my reading. Top …

1 July, 2018 Went to a few of my old stationary haunting grounds. I came away with literally nothing. Either I’ve …

30 June, 2018 Sitting. Slumped. Forward. His arms crossed over the back of a yellow plastic chair. His head buried …

29 June, 2018 Current view.

29 June, 2018 I noticed something on Instagram today which signalled the beginning of the end. Endless account …

29 June, 2018 There are views and then there are colours #nofilter

27 June, 2018 Yup we’re finally on holiday!

26 June, 2018 ⚽ Really looking forward to the Argentina vs Nigeria game. Has all the ingredients to be one of the …

26 June, 2018 Awesome write up from @cm on how to use Blot with Micro.blog. I have a lot more to write about this …

26 June, 2018 ✈️ I remember when we used to travel as a family, my dad would get properly stressed out and …

25 June, 2018 Been on a bit of a deep dive with Seth Godin. This Ship It journal looks like a great way of …

25 June, 2018 Fitness I’ve now been wearing the Mi Band 2 for a couple of months. The data has given me the agency to try …

23 June, 2018 The latest version of iA Writer for iOS is out. The two new features of note are changing the icon …

23 June, 2018 That quote from Seth Godin is possibly the single best description of why you should blog every day. …

22 June, 2018 ⚽ Notes on the Iceland vs Nigeria game: - Hoping Iceland pull an equaliser against Nigeria, along …

22 June, 2018 I’ve never been one to look up to people as role models and yet this quote, from Seneca, has …

21 June, 2018 I stopped understanding this world back in 2016. The world’s tolerance to each other is exceedingly …

20 June, 2018 I have a ton of books to get through this summer. One that has catapulted up the list is Ben Rhode’s …

20 June, 2018 ⌚ The latest iteration of Mondaine’s smart watch concept is a solid design iteration on the previous …

19 June, 2018 Bookending my black and white series of photos with Ryan in his feeding chair.

18 June, 2018 Reading ‘Intergalactic Ed’ with the boys.

18 June, 2018 A new edition of Blackwing volumes was just released, Vol.10001. Love the story behind it, but not …

17 June, 2018 💬 I’ve been going through my Twitter archive, to determine what I should ultimately import and keep. …

16 June, 2018 💬 I’ve struggled to define how I would use emoji on Micro.blog. I’ve decided that when I …

15 June, 2018 ⚽ This match is turning out to be a complete classico. This is what the world cup is all about. …

15 June, 2018 ⚽ After some pretty heartbreaking matches for Egypt and Morocco, we’ve got the very first …

12 June, 2018 Manhood for Amateurs 📚 I finally finished a book this year, Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs. The book was …

12 June, 2018 When I was a child, I used to be in complete awe of the thundering father clap 👏. The kind that only …

11 June, 2018 ⚽ As we approach just 4 days before the start of the World Cup, these handy charts will be nice to …

9 June, 2018 So the heat 🔥 has officially kicked into overdrive in Dubai, with the temperature hitting 45°C. No …

8 June, 2018 Vertigo relaunches under Mark Doyle with seven new series. The three series that jumped out at me …

8 June, 2018 My enjoyment of images is linked to presentation. A simple grid of thumbnails, not too small or …

7 June, 2018 ⚽ This World Cup guide to all 736 players on the Guardian website is nothing short of astounding. …

5 June, 2018 This episode of Revisionist History reminded me exactly why Malcolm Gladwell remains as one of my …

4 June, 2018 This is the first time that I get to watch WWDC on my Apple TV.

2 June, 2018 We made Zane’s first robot 🤖 that he could actually wear. It was all a bit last minute but I …

1 June, 2018 I may have gone a bit overboard at Daiso today. #secretproject #pencils #ryanholiday …

1 June, 2018 I may have gone a bit overboard at Daiso today.

1 June, 2018 Kickstarter & Me I thought it would be interesting to run some numbers on all the Kickstarter projects that I have …

30 May, 2018 It’s been an entire year since I’ve had my messages on my phone connecting to my Mac. …

30 May, 2018 Today is Zane’s 4th birthday. After Ryan was born late last year, I have gotten to know Zane and …

29 May, 2018 Poochytown is coming out in July. If you’ve never experienced a Jim Woodring story you are doing …

28 May, 2018 So many excellent thoughts and ideas to consider in this article by Ryan Holiday about how to write …

28 May, 2018 Does anyone know how to show the real return symbol on iOS? It currently outputs this monstrosity …

25 May, 2018 Currently listening to Fatoumata Diawara’s new Fenfo album. Highly recommended.

25 May, 2018 Ryan is absolutely fascinated by music. I stumbled onto this fact by mistake (it feels that …

24 May, 2018 I’ve spent all of 5 min with the new Obscura 2 app, but coloured impressed with what’s been created. …

23 May, 2018 You may have noticed that I’ve slowed down my posting on Instagram, likely not :). Either way my new …

23 May, 2018

23 May, 2018 To say that I am excited about the new iA Writer 5 is a complete understatement. Thankfully the wait …

23 May, 2018 My inbox has been absolutely hammered these last few weeks in the lead up to some email privacy law …

22 May, 2018 My wife (every wife?) has been complaining that I spend too much time on my iPhone (she’s probably …

22 May, 2018 I’m so deflated right now. Got a lot of shit going on inside and outside work. Saw this quote …

19 May, 2018 Gulf Summer reading list.

18 May, 2018 After nearly 1½ years, I finally posted onto my Dribbble account. I like that it’s dedicated to the …

18 May, 2018 This article by Ryan Holiday has seriously hit home at the moment as I move through my current …

17 May, 2018

17 May, 2018 Finally! Ever since moving over to the UAE, I’ve sorely missed having FaceTime on my iPhones …

14 May, 2018 Although Dropbox Paper is exceptionally well designed and is receives updates regularly, it’s …

13 May, 2018 One of the prices you pay for living in the Gulf are dust storms. This is by far the worst …

12 May, 2018 My engineering brain is thoroughly blown away by the Morpholio Trace app. I’ve been meaning to find …

11 May, 2018 These yellow Kaweco special editions (Sunrise and Sunset) are pretty amazing. Just as good looking …

11 May, 2018 Bought the Mi Band 2 today. The main reasons being the price, 20 day battery life and limited …

11 May, 2018 We really do live in a world with a cornucopia of excellent text editors available on the Mac. My …

9 May, 2018 Now that the initial euphoria is over and I’m knee deep in the production side of things on the …

7 May, 2018 Seven. No, not the admittedly awesome David Fincher movie rather the number of years I’ve been …

4 May, 2018 Yes I am watching the new Cobra Kai series; and yes, it is actually pretty good so far…

4 May, 2018 I’ve been thinking about why something like Micro.blog has caught on with me, when Twitter …

4 May, 2018 Importing my data from the various edges of the internet continues. Tumblr fell pretty quickly, …

1 May, 2018 Little strokes fell great oaks. — Benjamin Franklin Showing up every day and moving the needle …

1 May, 2018 I have been using the Bullet Journal Method for over 4 years (I know because I’ve kept them all). …

30 April, 2018 It appears that my hunt for a Gel ink refill capable of fitting into a Rotring 600 is …

29 April, 2018 Of all the things that I’ve learnt this year, the power of creating a project by building a …

27 April, 2018 The modest guide to productivity by Frank Chimero has come at the perfect time for me. I’ve also …

27 April, 2018 Oddmar for iOS is easily the most stunning platformer on the iPhone…ever? If you’ve not …

27 April, 2018 Absolutely love this time in a project’s life. The very start, where the battleground is being …

27 April, 2018

27 April, 2018 I’ve not been this excited about a singular idea in many years and I keep thinking about this …

26 April, 2018 Every month the Dropbox team have been adding new features to Paper. The new templates feature is a …

25 April, 2018 After listening to the Kevin Kelly episode of Craig Mod’s podcast On Margins you might find yourself …

24 April, 2018 Can someone please explain to me why Dropbox in iA Writer doesn’t work like it used to (i.e file …

23 April, 2018

23 April, 2018 Time for an evening walk. Need to chase away these demons. Plus I ate too much crap this year and …

22 April, 2018 Every day I put the oldest to bed, I look at the clock and I’ve got a few hours to myself…or so I …

20 April, 2018 This concept of six seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Locking, Winter & Unlocking) by Kurt …

20 April, 2018

20 April, 2018 Looking at getting a 3D printer, either the Prusa i3 MK3 or the Robo R2. The issue is you’ve …

20 April, 2018 The Gimlet Media website is how a podcast network should be displayed, all about the art (along with …

19 April, 2018 Finally wrote my third article on RMO, Physical, Digital & Mind. I’m mindful of sharing this at …

19 April, 2018 For my short strings of words on the internet, I’ve consolidated to using Micro.blog. For all …

19 April, 2018

18 April, 2018 Cuba After the Castros is an incredible photo essay on the BBC. In my 20s I spent a lot of time …

17 April, 2018 Struggling with the Sunlit app. The app allows me to post multiple photos & add text. With the …

17 April, 2018 Related to the previous post, this article by David Harper is essential reading for anyone …

17 April, 2018 Just finished listening to the Todd Mcfarlane episode on the Off Panel podcast. I’d never …

15 April, 2018

15 April, 2018 So the new Oman airport is actually pretty nice. They’ve got some nice touches, except as someone in …

13 April, 2018 The latest issue of Kottke’s Noticing newsletter is an ode to bloggers and blogging. Definitely …

13 April, 2018 Perspective You may have noticed discontent amongst some Micro.blog users, in reaction to the latest iOS app …

11 April, 2018 Notational Velocity remains my favourite apps ever. It was last updated 6 years ago. The Archive …

11 April, 2018 I hesitanted to get the first issue of the Full Bleed ‘magazine’ from IDW, and regretted it. Issue …

10 April, 2018 Zane’s first coherent drawing! Every ‘drawing’ before this has been a scribble. You have to start …

9 April, 2018

8 April, 2018

7 April, 2018 Tree is looking good. Started off as a stub of the tree has really transformed in 6 short months.

7 April, 2018 In a different time, I’d totally be going to MEFCC this weekend. As I’ve grown older, …

6 April, 2018 Art is for life (not the other way around)

5 April, 2018 Ok, I have no idea what I’m doing here. Somehow stumbled onto Netflix and I’m 5 episodes …

5 April, 2018 Inking complete. Loving the speed of creation on this one.

5 April, 2018 Turtle sanctuary

5 April, 2018 Anyone have any idea how to import all of my Instagram feed in to Mb? Ownmygram imported the last 20 …

4 April, 2018 Haven’t drawn these dudes in a while. Actually really missed them.

4 April, 2018 I’ve not read a Spawn comic since #75, but the 6th variant of Spawn #286 reminded me of the power …

4 April, 2018

3 April, 2018 Morning walk.

2 April, 2018 Didn’t think I could find a better file manager than Finder on the Mac. I was wrong. Marta is …

2 April, 2018 One of the things I really envy Last Week Tonight is their ability to come up with a wacky idea and …

2 April, 2018 Do yourself a favour and listen to the first episode of Craig Mod’s On Margins podcast with Jan …

2 April, 2018 Consolidate I feel like I need to quantify that previous statement, because I might not be alone. Over the last …

1 April, 2018 In Micro.blog I feel like I’ve been given an opportunity, a second attempt at focusing my …

31 March, 2018 Writing on the web While going through my Twitter archive, I realised several things which are going to greatly inform …

31 March, 2018 It’s pretty miserable in our household at the moment. The colds/virus/fever cycle has gripped every …

30 March, 2018 That was amazing. A 25 minute walk can really chang your mood completely. It started with a clear …

30 March, 2018 How to keep going I’ve been struggling with thoughts and issues on how to keep going (for a number of aspects in …

30 March, 2018 Things coming together for the site. Going down the hosted Micro.blog route, I’m actually …

30 March, 2018 After a failed experiment in importing my Twitter archive, I had to individually delete them all …

29 March, 2018 I decided to import my twitter achive, which I now realise it’s littered with t.co links. …

29 March, 2018 I think I’ve broken my micro.blog account. Imported 1800 tweets has wreched all havoc. …

27 March, 2018 My experience with Tumblr fell short when it came to community. The service does get a few things …

27 March, 2018 This story of older Japanese women are shoplifting to find community in jail is heartbreaking. As my …

27 March, 2018 These Atlas guides from Stripe should will come in useful one day — via my favourite newsletters, …

26 March, 2018 While searching for a pic of Michael Chabon’s Murse (man purse), I stumbled across this interview …

26 March, 2018 My current reading pile: Letters from a Stoic — Seneca Ego is the Enemy — Ryan Holiday Ikigai — …

26 March, 2018 I decided to clean up my often abandoned Kindle (from general clutter). Of course sneaky Amazon …

26 March, 2018 There was a time when I would look at Formula 1 as the pinacle of technology mixed with motorsport. …

25 March, 2018 Consistency and focus are the missing ingredients in my creative endeavours as of late. Pick a …

24 March, 2018 One of my favourite things about the series Love is the effective love letter the series gives to …

23 March, 2018 The Posh Pen Paradox: when writers and artists fear their tools - I can absolutely relate to this. …

23 March, 2018 I haven’t checked out Panel Syndicate in a long time. In addition to The Private Eye, there’s …

23 March, 2018 Schon Design splatter pens - Going to become available online. Finally!

23 March, 2018 Hermetica - This kickstarter looks great. Already funded. Would not mind the book that gives the …

22 March, 2018 One of my favourite things about Mb is the lack of friction in posting. There may or may not be …

22 March, 2018 Slowly getting my creative juices 🥤 flowing again. Also I have an unwritten rule, if iOS shows me an …

21 March, 2018 Mother’s Day in the Arab world coincides with the first day of spring and Iranian new year (which …

21 March, 2018 First day of waking up at 5am again since January. Get some coffee made and get down to it before …

20 March, 2018 Atari VCS - I didn’t even know that this was a thing. I saw a Mega Drive in the store the …

20 March, 2018 Just marking today as the day that I start exercising and eating healthy again. Been meandering for …

19 March, 2018 BIG day for the stationary world. Mark One pens released from Studio Neat and new Field Notes. Both …

18 March, 2018 And while I’m here, this Brass Hovel sharpener from Brahman Design really does hit the sweet …

18 March, 2018 This pencil sharpener, extender and transporter, looks pretty interesting. I don’t think …

18 March, 2018 Last day of my kickstarter subscription ok Mb. You’ve done your job well @manton will be a continued …

17 March, 2018 New pens coming from the Studio Neat boys. It was only a matter of time before they ventured into …

16 March, 2018

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16 March, 2018 Only Slightly Exaggerated - a Studio Ghibli-style animation for Travel Oregon.

16 March, 2018 Don’t ask me how I went for this long on the internet without subscribing to Cool Tools.

15 March, 2018 Yup needed that. Netflix’s Love, is actually a pretty good show that’s just weirdly …

15 March, 2018

15 March, 2018 Start of the weekend. Going to definitely get into my project for the year after it got totally …

14 March, 2018 Things are ok. Initial shock is over and I can concentrate on other things put some effort into …

13 March, 2018 Also related to the above, did not know about The Good News podcast.

13 March, 2018 Really great interview on Thoroughly Considered, with Max Temkin. Got me interested in actually …

13 March, 2018 Lost in Space - Amazing what Netflix is doing these days with their series. It makes the reboot from …

12 March, 2018 Top tip to all you kids out there. If you’ve got a young family, make sure to invest in some decent …

11 March, 2018 It’s time to focus my energies on something positive. As a family we’ve had a rough few …

10 March, 2018 Woke up in a much better mood than yesterday, but after our supermarket run, Zane felt …

10 March, 2018 Sierra Leone Just Held the World’s First Blockchain-Powered Election - I’ve heard this as an …

9 March, 2018 The day after is always more difficult. Funks don’t disappear on their own.

9 March, 2018

8 March, 2018 I failed at something that I have been working towards most of my professional life. It’s a bitter …

8 March, 2018

8 March, 2018 Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. — Samuel Beckett

7 March, 2018 Soundgarden & Kids Last night was the first moment shared by myself and my two boys. And a glorious moment it was. …

6 March, 2018 In case anyone is into Crypto, my brother runs a weekly publication over at diar.co Definitely go …

6 March, 2018 Here is my Microblog wish list: Drafts - jot down a thought now & finish it off later. Faster …

5 March, 2018 Micro Monday : Easy one for this week. Go check out Marcelo, @mmarfil Thoughtful and pleasant.

5 March, 2018 Man, I can’t keep my eyes open today. Hurricaine Zane (my 3YO) woke me up at 5am and …

4 March, 2018 Krama Studio Rollerball The Krama pen I mentioned 10 days ago, arrived today. I’ve not had much time to play with it …

4 March, 2018 On the iOS app for Mb, I keep activating the ‘menu bar’ while scrolling. Wish there was …

4 March, 2018 One of my absolute favourite tools for work is Dropbox Paper. Love the implementation and the …

3 March, 2018 Gotta say that I have been really enjoying Star Trek Discovery. Don’t particularly like the costumes …

3 March, 2018 Good to know there is a place nearby with Moroccan tea.

3 March, 2018 So I can definitely say that apps like Flowstate actually work in making you writing things down. …

2 March, 2018 A new shipping company for independent artists, from the creators of Cards Against Humanity. …

2 March, 2018 Hoban Cards produces elegant, minimal and affordable letterpress printed calling cards and …

2 March, 2018 Five stationary stores not to be missed in Taipei. Discovering stationary from a different place is …

2 March, 2018 It’s actually raining in Dubai tonight, which is a thing since it only happens a couple of times …

2 March, 2018 Awesome. Zane dropped my 💻 and I think the screen is frakked. To be fair it is 4½ years old, but it …

2 March, 2018 Down a Rabbit Hole Seriously fell down a rabbit hole yesterday. First was buying FlowState. This then led me to …

1 March, 2018 Internet Lizard Brain It does feel refreshing to be back online and actually enjoying the process. I’m enjoying …

28 February, 2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer - although this move is from Disney, it’s always felt like a …

28 February, 2018 Although I felt that yesterday was a washout, I was about to convert my CSS to variables and damn …

28 February, 2018 Ok, the boy is officially ill, we’re wondering if the baby’s going to catch it as well. Kids man. …

27 February, 2018 Yup. Wasted the whole evening. Hopefully I’ll do better tomorrow.

27 February, 2018 Finally. Does this mean I might actually start watching F1 again. It’s been years since I did.

27 February, 2018 It’s that time of the evening where I decide to procrastinate for a little bit more than I …

26 February, 2018 Great little resource for CSS snippets. My Mb site already uses a few of these, although I really …

26 February, 2018 Excellent post from Brent on why Mb is different. Completely agree on the timeline (2005) and that …

26 February, 2018 If I had an iPad, I’d also have an Apple Pencil. If I had an Apple Pencil, I’d also have …

25 February, 2018 Found this via Josh Ginter.

25 February, 2018 Published nearly 3 ½ years ago, Jason Santa Maria’s On Web Typography has been sitting on my …

23 February, 2018 I’m sitting here at the end of the day wondering what to do with myself. I’ve absolutely …

23 February, 2018 Finally got my notification for the Krama pen. That’s the thing with Kickstarter, they are presents …

23 February, 2018 Considering it’s the shortest month of the year, the month of February has dragged on for me for a …

23 February, 2018 Walking definitely kept the demons at bay. It’s been a rough emotional week. It’s always the case …

23 February, 2018 Walking definitely kept the demons at bay. It’s been a rough emotional week. It’s always …

22 February, 2018 Actually the series that jumped out at me are: Death or Glory Farmhand Echolands Jook Joint Proxima …

22 February, 2018 Image Expo 2018 - this thing has gotten serious. Some pretty incredible looking comics coming out. …

21 February, 2018 So. Damn. Great.

21 February, 2018 Really enjoyed the latest episode of the Unmade podcast. Favourite part was learning about this - ok …

21 February, 2018 Feedbin Upgrades - I feel very lucky to have Ben create and manage Feedbin’s future with such …

20 February, 2018 I’ll tell you what the most annoying thing about Mb is? I go to bed and the rest of America …

20 February, 2018 Great little post and photo from Billy Corgan, on the two little girls (now women) from Siamese …

20 February, 2018 Oh, just found out that Feedbin supports Mb! If only the Today Poster worked - it seems to be …

20 February, 2018 So I’ve written the second chapter in my online book RMO. This sketch was the first attempt at …

20 February, 2018 Also BIG’s website is super fun in that each project gets a pixelated icon, which I’ve …

20 February, 2018 Had an awesome talk by one of the architects from BIG, reminded me of what I’m missing out on …

20 February, 2018 The Blot.im website has been updated. Love the consistency with the updates. Between David and …

19 February, 2018 Music of the evening is ‘Away we Go’ soundtrack. Such good listening for this …

19 February, 2018 “How did you go bankrupt?” Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” ― Ernest Hemingway,

19 February, 2018 Micro Monday @amit simply one of the good eggs on MB. Go follow him.

19 February, 2018 I am liking the new livery on the RB14. Matt pixel camouflage has got to be a first on an F1 car …

18 February, 2018 Design is the process of going from an existing condition to a preferred one. — Milton Glaser Heard …

18 February, 2018 Descript is the world’s first audio word processor, letting you view and edit audio as text. …

18 February, 2018 I missed out on the Picasso exhibition in Dubai last year, I’m certainly not going to do the …

17 February, 2018 Honestly don’t know what to say to you 🇺🇸. Speaking as a father of 2, who’s about to …

17 February, 2018 This is the download of the San Francisco font from Apple. Didn’t realise you could download …

17 February, 2018 I knew of the Courier Prime font, as all my comic work is written in the Highland app. What I didn’t …

17 February, 2018 Finally! After years of depending on Notational Velocity it finally stopped working. Thankfully FS …

16 February, 2018 Range of tiny pixel fonts that can be used.

16 February, 2018 Absolutely amazing weather this evening in Dubai. Wish it was always like this.

16 February, 2018 Awesome dude on the saxophone in front of the restaurant we’re at.

16 February, 2018 🙇 @manton github integration went through perfectly. Nailing the basic features dude, nailing them.

16 February, 2018 The aim this year is to try and complete at least 2 projects this year for RMO. One digital and one …

15 February, 2018 Unless this is just a warm snap, winter appears to be officially over in the UAE…

15 February, 2018 Just discovered that then fountain pen emoji 🖋 has not been used on micro.blog - well apart from …

15 February, 2018 Every subject has it’s own niche of enthusiasts that rally behind it. How much of say the …

15 February, 2018 Also, Google Reader being killed off was GREAT! I get to use the amazing Feedbin instead. This is …

15 February, 2018 I think people like Kottke and @Gruber are missing something fundamental about the state of …

14 February, 2018 While I’m on this Dyson kick, he’s got a new book coming out later this year called …

14 February, 2018 Oh did you know Matthew Butterick has a newsletter? Go subscribe. He’s also he’s got a …

14 February, 2018 Just finished listening to James Dyson’s interview on How I built this (excellent episode …

13 February, 2018 Every country has the government it deserves. — Joseph de Maistre

13 February, 2018 What I’m really appreciating about Mb is how much better it is than blogging back in 2004. …

13 February, 2018 After listening to @manton on Mac Power Users, trying out 🚀 app. Yeah I can certainly get behind …

13 February, 2018 Welcome to RMO One of the fundamental challenges I faced towards the twilight years of my original stint of writing …

12 February, 2018 Really enjoyed Kevin Rose’s interview with Rocksteady over on Block Zero podcast about …

12 February, 2018 Obviously really looking forward to Alto’s Odyssey. Surprisingly my favourite part of the …

12 February, 2018 A lot has happened in the open web since I last checked - as you’d expect. What I find curious …

12 February, 2018 Online services I’m currently paying for: Service Yearly Cost Feedbin.com $20 Micro.blog …

12 February, 2018 You know when you live in a large city, things happen around you and you have no idea about them, …

11 February, 2018 Maybe I’m going to need to drop some hard cash for Marsedit now that I have a site again. Maybe, …

10 February, 2018 Oh man, what have I been doing? 176 services I’m not using. This is going to take a long time.

10 February, 2018 Finally using Deseatme to get rid of all of these blasted accounts! I’m everywhere….and using …

10 February, 2018 Awake every night with the baby’s first feed. Problem I’m having is I don’t know how to go back to …

9 February, 2018 Congrats to the iA team on their successful Kickstarter to bring the app to Windows. Can’t …

9 February, 2018 Micro.blog Initial Thoughts Now that I’ve kicked the micro.blog tires for a few days, I can safely say a couple of things: …

9 February, 2018 Currently trying to finish off Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs - bought it at my …

8 February, 2018 I’m thinking about using Pollen to publish the final outputs made on RMO. In a weird way, I’m …

8 February, 2018 Here’s what my home screen looks like. Trying the blank app hack to see if the lowered icons stick. …

8 February, 2018 I tried reading Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, but the format didn’t click (although many of the …

7 February, 2018 Internet Life It’s been a super interesting week for my internet life. After pulling away from it all for a …

7 February, 2018 My knee is absolutely killing me at the moment. It’s progressively gotten worse over the last …

7 February, 2018 Pinboard as Linklog As I start to rekindle my love for writing and publishing online again (I’m still trying to decide …

7 February, 2018 Supply Shaving I finally got my Kickstarter backed ‘Single Edge’ razor handle from Supply today. This is actually …

7 February, 2018 Apple Over the years I have bought a slew of Apple related products (for both myself and my wife). We are …

7 February, 2018 Can’t help but be completely excited by the Falcon Heavy’s success (so far). I wasn’t born during …

6 February, 2018 It’s that time of the year again. New Kickstarter for the Pen Addict live show. Quick …

6 February, 2018 So I’ve been wanting a place to call my own for a long while now. The problem was I let the …

26 January, 2018 In case anyone is wondering I’ve restarted writing. Starting very slowly and hopefully building some …

19 January, 2018 Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amélie Poulin Absolutely love this print, and Max’s style in general. Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie …

16 January, 2018 It’s always hard to start something new. The main question is whether or not you’ll see …

12 January, 2018 Yeah second weekend in a row and it’s all about the burger 🍔

30 December, 2017 About to destroy a Totoro like you wouldn’t believe!

25 December, 2017 Zane’s home away from home - now all cleaned up. Maintenance work here is pretty rock solid.

24 December, 2017 My Grandmother My earliest memory of my grandmother must have been when I was a little older than Zane (my eldest), …

17 December, 2017 Crisp cool winter evening Dubai and my best friend and oldest son Zane

11 December, 2017 Little Ryan (Rayan in Arabic) was born on the 10th of December. Zane now has a brother to torment, …

2 November, 2017 Coming along just nicely I’d say. #nature #trees #garden

28 October, 2017 #inktober #inktober2017

27 October, 2017 #inktober #inktober2017

27 October, 2017 #inktober #inktober2017

27 October, 2017 I know I’m late and likely not going to achieve 31 drawings, still this exercise has been liberating …

21 October, 2017 Never seen a tree come back to life before. This one was left from the previous tenant. 1 week later …

20 October, 2017 Just catching up #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day16

20 October, 2017 You tell em Socrates! #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day15

17 October, 2017 #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day14

17 October, 2017 #inktober #inktober2017day13 #inktober2017

17 October, 2017 #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day12

16 October, 2017 I know I’m late but I’ve been moving houses and work has been pretty crazy still #inktober …

14 October, 2017 And another one #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day10

14 October, 2017 I know I’ve missed a bunch of days but I’ll catch up soon. Here’s the first one. #inktober …

10 October, 2017 Can’t wait to tuck into these - once I’ve finished meditations #marcusaurelius #stoicism …

8 October, 2017 The real Rocketman! #inktober2017day8 #inktober2017 #inktober #rocketman

7 October, 2017 All caught up! #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day7

6 October, 2017 So 5 minutes before I drew this I was like - I’m done all my ideas are gone, and then pencil hit …

6 October, 2017 Bit late for this one - but will catch up shortly. #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day5

4 October, 2017

3 October, 2017 No idea where these are now coming from. I’m just letting my pencil move, where it takes me I’m …

2 October, 2017 Definitely didn’t start out with image in mind. #inktober2017 #inktober #inktoberday2

2 October, 2017 Got off to a couple of false starts this year, but actually think I’ll follow through. Plan is to do …

27 September, 2017 Love it when the fog rolls in - reminds me that winter is NEARLY here :)

24 September, 2017 Stoicism Every once in a while you stumble upon an idea that resonates with you. An idea that captures your …

9 August, 2017 Then and Now The truth is that I can’t help myself and keep coming back to these characters. I’ve honestly tried …

7 August, 2017 Hamzi Abou Alfa At 7am, on Thursday, 27th of July 2017, one of my father’s uncles died. You see my father’s uncles …

7 July, 2017 Summer reading. What’s on everyone’s list? #reading #summerlist #drawnandquarterly …

1 July, 2017 Probably one of the fastest idea to complete image. #moonracket #lunarport #lunar

30 June, 2017 WIP Moon Racket! It’s been a few months since I drew something fun. Sketched a bunch but no …

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9 June, 2017 #dubai #atlantis checking out some fish on a Friday morning

27 May, 2017 Notable part of this installation is the use of the newly minted #Philips #DubaiLamps - along with …

26 May, 2017 Using the Insta part of Instagram a little more

9 May, 2017 Bit of #dubai

23 April, 2017 Decided I’m going to read all of my comics first before I even consider buying something new. …

15 April, 2017

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1 April, 2017 How my youth was spent - some amazing works, along with some pure garbage. Will dig deeper #comics …

29 March, 2017

29 March, 2017 DXB bound for Athens after nearly …. 4 years?! Damn.

25 March, 2017 #wip #affinityphoto #comics #moonracket #comicstrip

24 March, 2017 Testing my rusty as hell water colouring chops. When you start at the bottom there is no place but …

24 March, 2017 It’s all happening on my desk today. #watercolour #fieldnotesbrand #comics #characters …

18 March, 2017 Picnics - Dubai style.

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11 March, 2017 Definitely getting there. Next post will be for the inks #moonracket #drawing #comics #characters …

10 March, 2017 #kitebeach

10 March, 2017 #beachcanteen Dubai

8 March, 2017 My first #RMO project finally has come to life. Limited to an initial print run of 50 - moo.co.uk …

6 March, 2017 You don’t need very much to create. Paper, an @fieldnotesbrand pencil and the best mechanical …

22 February, 2017 A great looking pin and a personalised thank you note - good mail call today @melvastype pin looks …

15 February, 2017 Desk snap. Been a while since I’ve done one of these. #monoclemagazine #alphonsodunn …

9 February, 2017 Hmmm cake

21 January, 2017 #dubai yes you’ll find all sorts here one year after moving - every weekend

14 January, 2017 When you’re much older I’ll look down at that corner of the desk with your teeth marks …

4 January, 2017 My thoughts on Brexit So I honestly didn’t think that the first series that I would be writing about is Brexit. I thought …

2 January, 2017 Someone REALLY didn’t want to wear the hat and poncho. #mexican

1 January, 2017 Newest of photos. A collection of well worn (otherwise destroyed) toys from Zane’s collection. …

24 December, 2016 Tofugu is a Japanese culture & language site. Every once in a while you stumble on something on …

22 December, 2016 I’m not really in the market for a notebook sleeve (got one a couple of years ago, which works ok), …

16 December, 2016 I definitely want a copy of this AuthaGraph World Map on my wall.

11 December, 2016 Excellent find today - Taste of Italy. That’s the beauty of Dubai, you can live here for a …

10 December, 2016 Perfect winter morning in #dubai

26 October, 2016 The pencil tower - time to start taking photos around Dubai now that the weather is ok

13 October, 2016 #sarajevo

13 October, 2016 Bosnian Food - seriously somebody come and wheel me out #food #eat #stuffed

11 October, 2016 10 points if you can guess where I am headed to today - it begins with Sa and ends with …

27 August, 2016 Dubai sun. Summer is slowly coming to an end (another month or so if we are lucky). Got to come up …

26 August, 2016 You don’t see one these very often….especially in Dubai. Go @thechangeinitiative …

24 August, 2016 Hmmmmmm, KEO….

20 August, 2016 You don’t see one of these bad boys roaming over your head every day #dubaimall #dubaiaquarium

29 July, 2016 That moment just before you demolish a plate of octopus - so great #limassol #marina #cyprus #fish …

25 July, 2016 Although the food was abysmal the setting was pretty traditional #cyprus

25 July, 2016 #notdubai #notdoha

24 July, 2016 Love this little guy #zane

24 July, 2016 Summer - in a plate #greeksalad

22 July, 2016

21 July, 2016 Breaking away from the black and white version for a bit

7 July, 2016 It’s been a while since I read a paperback - the Kindle has all but removed the need for that, …

26 June, 2016 Qatar Airways lounge - serious Bond villain lair aesthetics

25 June, 2016 Starts You have to start somewhere. Creativity is borne oftentimes of constraint. While this is something …

24 June, 2016 It’s Lego time

19 May, 2016 Everything Else Enhancement Kit looks amazing. Still struggling to think whether or not I want this …

2 May, 2016 Giving Up I’m not sure when it happened exactly, but somewhere along the way, I just gave up creating and …

8 April, 2016 Trying something different with the inking for Moon Racket! #nocrosshatching

4 April, 2016 Doodling some postcards. Who knows might run some form of competition to get these in the mail. #moo …

4 April, 2016 Reason #150 for moving to #Dubai - I get to enjoy walking around a lake with the boy

3 April, 2016 View from the office. It’ve been here for 3 months and the view still doesn’t get old. …

1 April, 2016 I have to say that the pomodoro technique is working wonders for me and my creativity - seriously …

26 March, 2016 Quick close up of the final panel - Corgan channels some Fonz….eeeehhhh

26 March, 2016 What’s this you ask? More Moon Racket! Good to be back

23 March, 2016 Symmetry

23 March, 2016 It’s the little touches that you remember when staying at a nice hotel. Elephant towel was a …

21 March, 2016 Love it when mundane objects put a smile on your face #JBR

20 March, 2016 Sully approves :)

19 March, 2016 Sometimes the hidden gems are found when you’re looking for something else. Ripe Night Market …

30 January, 2016 The best way to experience #burjkhalifa is not from the top but looking at it from all angles.

17 January, 2016 Very proud of this little guy. #muji gel ink pen with a @nockco dotdash index card.

17 January, 2016 #MOE baby No not the Ministry of Environment (looking at you #Qatar) no I’m talking Mall of …

31 December, 2015 View from the hotel. Goodnight people and may you all have a 2016 with more ups than downs - and may …

20 December, 2015 2016 5 months. That’s a really long time between updates. The truth is that I was creating things until …

25 November, 2015 Doha International airport - so soon old friend? See you tomorrow… Arghhh my carbon footprint …

30 October, 2015 Adventure in Stationary For years I’ve been exceptionally content with my choice of pen, the Muji 0.38mm gel ink pen, …

28 September, 2015 I’ve not published any Moon Racket! In a while, but couldn’t help myself. …

25 September, 2015 The boy’s first geek t-shirt. 1980s #Batman

5 September, 2015 Panel #3 of my new series. This is going to be decidedly different to my previous series. …

22 August, 2015 Hobonichi Techo 2016 It’s been a year already? The latest lineup for the Hobonichi Techo 2016 (in Japanese for now) is …

1 August, 2015 Woz Character Sheet.

30 July, 2015 It’s all about the Japanese stationary #midoritravelersnotebook #sailorink #midori

24 July, 2015 In the most over the top Mall in Qatar. Still though liked the colours

19 July, 2015 Working on tomorrow’s strip #blackandwhite #ink #inked #moonracket #webcomic #panels

18 July, 2015 Super excited to finally get some #boulet - sure it’s in French but I’m not even letting …

13 July, 2015 I just published the first full colour Moon Racket! strip, Taking a Minute. I’ll be getting into my …

12 July, 2015 I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been working my ass off at the moment, putting finishing touches …

12 July, 2015 I’m considering using colour in all future Moon Racket! Strips. This is actually the second …

8 July, 2015 Latest episode of my comic strip is online (4th week in a row). Link in my profile.

1 July, 2015 6 Bullet Points I’ve been following the Greek situation with keen interest - being the country in which I grew …

1 July, 2015 So we got some take out today (Briyani) and it came in these awesome glass pots (completely OTT) but …

29 June, 2015 All of my used #fieldnotes #moleskinecahier #baronfigapprentice notebooks 15 so far

27 June, 2015 Yay for homemade #pizza it’s been years since I attempted one - the kicker on this one, veal …

26 June, 2015 One of the few landmarks in Doha - also an #Arup project #qatar #aspirezone

23 June, 2015 Four Dials Recently I’ve started listening to the podcast Hello Internet - if you’ve not had a …

22 June, 2015 Moon Racket! on Medium I’ve decided to use Medium as an additional platform from which I publish the new season of my …

15 June, 2015 I’m super excited to announce that the first installment of my web comic (now in it’s second season) …

15 June, 2015 I’m super excited to announce that the first episode of my web comic Moon Racket! (now in its …

14 June, 2015 I got a bunch of Shinhan Art pens last week. I was so excited to use them that this little image …

13 June, 2015 Love the colours you get in a well organised supermarket- this is #eatopiaqatar #qatar

12 June, 2015 Been on a kick with these pens recently. Just trying out a bunch of options and colours - one of …

12 June, 2015 Woz thinking about what he would like to stamp next #characterdesign #moonracket #characters #woz …

11 June, 2015 Quick doodle to test out my new Shinhan Art pens - so good. #shinhanart #stationary #doodle …

9 June, 2015 Moon Racket Website Update Ever since I ‘relaunched’ the Moon Racket! website I’ve not been particularly happy with the footer. …

7 June, 2015 Hmmmmm Nutella bar #nutella #dubai #nutellabar

6 June, 2015 I’m always passing this fucking teddy bear at Doha airport thought I’d finally take a …

4 June, 2015 First in the series. A set of images I’m working on for the website.Reminds me of the Brady Bunch.

3 June, 2015 Routine & Constraint Routine is everything when you’re trying to develop and build something. To aid the routine …

2 June, 2015 Not sure how the idea came about, but this is effectively Alfie’s first appearance. I needed a …

1 June, 2015 One of the things that has been completely invaluable to us this first year of Zane’s life has been …

29 May, 2015 Zane’s first birthday cake. It’s all about Baby Einstein #babyeinstein #birthday #cake

29 May, 2015 Logo for a mystery project I’ve been working on for several months now. It’s early days still, but …

28 May, 2015 Since I did Corgan, thought I’d try a new pose for Alfie as well #moonracket #comics …

28 May, 2015 Practicing in the dying days of May. Unlike #Westeros winter never comes in Doha. Summer is …

28 May, 2015 As a comparison to my previous post and to showcase the character’s progression I quickly whipped up …

27 May, 2015 Marketing What kind of audience do I think Moon Racket! is intended for and how do I reach them? I’ve …

26 May, 2015 Continuing this series of posts on the evolution of characters from Moon Racket!, this is first full …

25 May, 2015 The image that started Moon Racket. The incredible part (when you consider the physical and hardware …

22 May, 2015 Traditionally I’ve been a huge tinkerer of my websites. Thankfully I turned a leaf last year and …

21 May, 2015 As this is a process site after all, I’ll be posting many more of these collections as I start to …

20 May, 2015 Good Citizens There is much to like about Tumblr and publishing on Tumblr. There are however some constraints that …

19 May, 2015 Hide and Seek

19 May, 2015 Currently in inking mode on Season 2. Super excited to start publishing this soon.

19 May, 2015 Inking for season 2 moving at a reasonable clip. Got tons more to do but this is actually one of the …

18 May, 2015 Ephemeral Life Diaries You know what I miss? I miss daily blogging. 5 years ago, the last time I was blogging on any …

18 May, 2015 The boy learning how to stand.

7 May, 2015 FINALLY! #bulletjournal #notebook #leuchtturm #leuchtturm1917

5 May, 2015 The inking has begun on season two. This is my favorite part of the drawing process. Where the art …

4 May, 2015 The inking she has begun. Probably my favorite part of the drawing process when everything starts …

27 April, 2015 A whole bunch of awesomeness came in the post today. #midorimd #midori #fieldnotes #leather …

25 April, 2015 Just released, my Moon Racket! Newsletter. Subscribe at www.tinyletter.com/moonracket . Link in my …

25 April, 2015

23 April, 2015 Momentum I’ve been drawing Moon Racket for several years now. You wouldn’t know it, as I’ve …

21 April, 2015 Trying something new in the run up to Season 2. Those strips are taking a long time, while these one …

17 April, 2015 Coffee time!

14 April, 2015 Was inspired after the binge watching. By far my favourite comic book character. Show lives up to my …

11 April, 2015 It’s been a while since I’ve done some digital artwork. This is a work in progress shot of a print …

10 April, 2015 And the other part of the doodle. First time I put all these characters together. #moonracket …

10 April, 2015 Doodles and sketches on a Friday. #fabercastell #ink #comics #moonracket #unipin #uniball #midori …

8 April, 2015 Something I’ve been working on for Zane. First piece of digital art I’ve done in a real …

4 April, 2015 We’ve had the worst dust storm in #doha so it’s kinda nice seeing the car cleaned up. I …

24 March, 2015 My new obsession- blue lead. Man I wish I’d discovered the joys of this simple addition to my …

24 March, 2015 The #nexus pen finally arrived today. Initial thoughts. 1. The pen is much larger than I thought it …

21 March, 2015 Breakfast of champions. Happy Mother’s Day, Happy No Ruz, Happy first day of spring #noruz …

20 March, 2015 It’s getting much easier to draw these guys. #moonracket #inking #colour #cartoon #funnyanimal

14 March, 2015 Corgan’s been through some tweaks ahead of the release of Season 2 of Moon Racket. Super …

13 March, 2015 Some @pearlqatar action from earlier today

12 March, 2015 Love customising my memo books. First time I do something to a Fieldnotes #fieldnotes #memobook …

9 March, 2015 Best shave I’ve ever had - courtesy of my care package of @faboualfa that shaving cream is a …

28 February, 2015 More pics from LA

28 February, 2015 In LA for 2 days - craziest business trip ever.

19 February, 2015 Amazon Comment How often do you read a comment to a review on Amazon and can’t stop laugh? This comment for …

17 February, 2015 A few things about this pen holder from @clickypost : 1. The smell of the wood is incredible 2. The …

9 February, 2015 These Touch markers from ShinHan Art are AMAZING. #shinhanart #markers #moonracket

8 February, 2015 10 minute sketch of Corgan to just unwind a bit last night. Inks and colours coming soon #inking …

7 February, 2015 Progress Report #1 It’s been a while since I checked in on progress for Moon Racket Season 2. My original deadline for …

27 January, 2015 Fog this morning was insane going to work. Never seen anything like it

24 January, 2015 BWOP-BWOP!

23 January, 2015 Hey I live in the gulf so you might as well get a photo of a palm tree at sunset.

21 January, 2015 View of the compound clubhouse at night.

14 January, 2015 I absolutely love these Oryx sculptures at the Qatar international airport. These should become mini …

9 January, 2015 First sketch I’ve done of my son. First of many I’m sure - just warming up. #hobonichi …

9 January, 2015 Tools used this holiday break. Was able to draw 10 strips for season 2 of Moon Racket - and have …

6 January, 2015 The Wind The wind outside is howling. It’s 4am in the morning and I can’t sleep. Having a new …

3 January, 2015 Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding - Khalil Gibran

31 December, 2014 Distractions I’m currently on holiday, which typically means that I have enough time to consider various …

26 December, 2014 Seaside views and walks in Beirut.

25 December, 2014 I’ve waited a long time to finally use my hobonichi techo let the journaling begin. #journal …

24 December, 2014 Can’t wait to crack this open. Great presentation. #logos #christmas

23 December, 2014 I’ve eaten a lot of great burgers - you could argue that you can easily find a …

22 December, 2014 Been nursing a terrible cold since the night before landing into Beirut - reading material while I …

21 December, 2014 Examples of cultural heritage that is being lost in the name of bullshit residential …

21 December, 2014 In Beirut for the next few weeks. Trying hard to fall back in love with the place. Three years ago …

18 December, 2014 Stuff I’m working on right now. All #moonracket related. Season 2 baby. #comics #pencil …

17 December, 2014 Been waiting a long time to try out these bad boys. My first foray into Gee Urban aka #jherbin

14 December, 2014 Twinkles Sometimes you need to spend some time on a particular character, over and over and over …

14 December, 2014 Got myself some #baronfig notebooks for Christmas. Shipped them in via #Shopandship - got some …

13 December, 2014 Meet the Twinkles for me series www.moonracket.com no two expressions are the same. An exercise to …

13 December, 2014 My new mobile studio. #midori notebook all the way.

10 December, 2014 Received my Takumi pen. Best thing about it is this photo:(. Pen doesn’t fully meet my …

5 December, 2014 Mini session while Yasmine and the boy do some shopping. Working out something’s for Moon …

3 December, 2014 We didn’t originally hit it off (that’s me and this Sailor Procolor 500) but after a bit …

27 November, 2014 My first Retro 51 pen - the black stealth model. #pens #retro51

11 November, 2014 Inkaday #3 - More Jetpacks Because it’s clear I can’t get enough of Corgan with a Jetpack here’s a …

10 November, 2014 Inkaday #2 - All the Cheese My favourite part of this exercise is sketching and inking something …

10 November, 2014 Inkaday #1 - Where Am I? Inktober is over, but like I said, it was fun to do and actually pretty …

7 November, 2014 Moon Racket t-shirts finally arrived. There really isn’t anything quite like creating something in …

3 November, 2014 Inktober #7 - Flying High I know it’s not October anymore, but I had 2 more sketches that I managed …

3 November, 2014 Getting back into Instagram. It’s all about Moon Racket www.moonracket.com

26 October, 2014 Inktober #6 - Take Off This was super fun. No idea where it was going until it finished. Sometimes …

18 October, 2014 Inktober #5 - Retro Signs Something a little different for today. I’m working on the logo for …

17 October, 2014 Inktober #4 - Walk with purpose.

17 October, 2014 Inktober #3 - Loose yourself in the music The liberating thing about this exercise is the speed with …

15 October, 2014 Inktober #2 - Me and my buddies Inktober sketches continue. I’m actually trying to work my way …

7 October, 2014 Inktober #1 - Eastman Sketch of the new and improved Eastman (the character formerly known as Stan).

5 October, 2014 Opens Flat If you enjoyed my last couple of posts, then you’ll love my new tumblr, Opens Flat, dedicated …

4 October, 2014 Where the magic happens. Everything (apart from my computer) that I use in the creation of Moon …

2 October, 2014 Super excited to finally have received these in the mail yesterday. I did also have one third …

30 September, 2014 Photoset: Incredible collection of photos. NatGeo 2014 Photo Contest Entries t.co/bNd2mYd1E…

30 September, 2014 [gallery] Incredible collection of photos. NatGeo 2014 Photo Contest Entries

12 September, 2014 [youtube www.youtube.com/watch I’d actually completely missed this trailer, but the wife and I …

7 September, 2014 Podcasts When I moved to the Middle East at the start of 2010 I used to listen to podcasts usually in the …

29 August, 2014 Hobonichi Planner I didn’t even know that this was a thing until recently. It’s not only a thing, …

29 August, 2014 iPhone 4 Without a doubt my single most favourite piece of technology of the last 10 years has been my …

22 August, 2014 [gallery] There has been a lot of internet chatter about these pencils, enough to have coloured me …

22 August, 2014 [vimeo 86439745 w=500 h=281] I have been working for Arup for a combined 10 years (my 10 year …

19 August, 2014 Greetings with a smile A while back (must be over 6 years ago), I remember asking Christos how things were going with his …

19 August, 2014 Redesign Sometimes a design comes from behind you and actually surprises you. I knew that I wanted to have a …

8 August, 2014 A Lesson It’s not every day that you get a lesson handed down to you via the internet, while …

7 August, 2014 Pencils I posted this image on the Moon Racket! twitter account (you should follow the account, I talk all …

5 August, 2014

15 July, 2014 I’ve had a Pinboard account for several years now. I’ve used it reasonably diligently …

13 July, 2014 [gallery] I’ve launched a campaign for the 1st edition t-shirt of my comic book series Moon …

12 July, 2014 Own a part of history with the very first official T-shirt for my comic strip Moon Racket! …

10 July, 2014 Typography Although many will claim that there is still a great deal of work to be done to bring the level of …

30 June, 2014 Website Relaunch When I released Moon Racket! I was never happy with the website, as I felt it wasn’t a …

6 June, 2014 Concerto During the last 9 months leading up to Zane’s arrival, Yasmine decided it was good necessary …

5 June, 2014 Zane 1 week ago today that’s Thursday 29th of May, I arrived home and Yasmine is faffing around …

23 May, 2014 Get Organised It’s the quiet before the imminent arrival of little Zane. We’ve bought all the gear, …

19 May, 2014 [youtube www.youtube.com/watch For the last 2 years, I have been onsite on the Qatar National …

19 May, 2014 I absolutely adore these adverts created by AMC as their markers for the upcoming Emmy awards - see …

9 May, 2014 Changes There was a time in my life where I remember that I resented change. It was something that I later …

7 May, 2014 The best thing to happen to Google Reader is it’s death and the creation of Feedbin. Such a …

30 April, 2014 Focus and Freedom I missed this. For 10 years I’ve published to the internet through Broken Kode. These last few …

30 April, 2014 Two things I take from the cast photo for the new Star Wars movie: That’s a real interesting …

17 April, 2014 Process A few months after publishing the last episode of Moon Racket Season One, I’ve now finished …

7 March, 2014 Panel Sizes Moon Racket started out life on my iPhone 4. It was a method for me to actually use my latest …

2 February, 2014

26 January, 2014 Season One Report Card Today marks 20 consecutive weeks that I’ve published a new episode for my online comic Moon …

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13 January, 2014 Inking Tools In early 2012 I started work on my first iOS app with my cousin. The trip was long and meandering …

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31 December, 2013 2013 in Review When you reflect back on a year, the hope is always to find a number of moments that put a smile on …

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13 December, 2013 Chroma Script Earlier this year I completed rewriting the script I have been working on for many years now. I …

9 December, 2013

3 December, 2013 Lettering In creating Moon Racket, it was very clear to me early on that the lettering would have to be a …

2 December, 2013

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24 November, 2013 Codanauts In early 2012 I was working on an app for iOS with my cousin. The second company name we came up …

20 November, 2013 Fresh Starts Earlier this year I contemplated shutting down Broken Kode, a site that has been part of the …

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2 November, 2013 Weight Since I got married (nearly 3 years ago) I’ve put on around 10kg (around 1.5 stone or 22 …

27 October, 2013

25 October, 2013 Perseverance Maintaining focus with your side projects is a difficult task. Life doesn’t always give you all the …

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15 September, 2013 Moon Racket, Episode 01 - Beginnings The first episode of my weekly comic strip, Moon Racket - I am …

7 September, 2013 At Berts in Lagoona Mall doing a session. Writing, drawing, chilling with my Moroccan tea.

6 September, 2013 At Landmark

5 September, 2013 Different black pens on my desk.

23 August, 2013 Look what I got for my birthday, now on my drawing table. I also got the amazing Sigma 30mm F2.8 …

23 August, 2013 Muji Stationary - Sometimes the best stationary is also the most affordable. The A5 notebook, and …

20 August, 2013 Bullet Journal - It’s not very often that something comes along and blows my mind. I’ve been …

20 August, 2013 Type Hunting What a truly wonderful resource this website is. You could honestly spend hours looking …

17 August, 2013 Finally completed the ‘Coming Soon’ page for Moon Racket (my online comic strip going live sometime …

14 August, 2013 [youtube www.youtube.com/watch Grasshopper Divert I love these small incremental progress videos …

13 August, 2013 The Olympic City The Olympic City is an ongoing photography project by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit …

13 August, 2013 Hyperloop We’ve been waiting a long time for Elon Musk to reveal his idea for the future of public …

13 August, 2013 And then follow this up with Dieter Rams As Little Design as Possible.

12 August, 2013 One of my absolute favourite artists, Hiroaki Samura draws Manji from his manga series ‘Blade …

12 August, 2013 While I’m down this rabbit hole. Otomo senior (that’s Katsuhiro Otomo) is releasing an omnibus of 4 …

12 August, 2013 And a short film of how Shohei Otomo goes about creating his art. The most interesting part for me …

12 August, 2013 Super excited about watching this documentary which follows 5 star architects through the process of …

11 August, 2013 Tinker Hatfield interview Tinker Hatfield is Nike’s vice president of design and special projects. …

10 August, 2013 I hadn’t realised that Tom Gauld has a Tumblr. You really should follow him.

10 August, 2013 Omega Co-Axial Chronometer Advert Possibly one of the most enchanting ‘movie’ adverts you’ll likely see. The song is …

10 August, 2013 The new Instapaper web beta When the betaworks team sat down with Instapaper’s creator, Marco Arment, back in April to get a …

10 August, 2013 Every One Second on the Internet Incredible visual of the volume of actions on various sites relative to each other. Every One Second …

9 August, 2013 Priorities The main function of a website such as mine is for me to collect things and share them with like …

9 August, 2013

8 August, 2013 Sticker Mule Custom Stickers, Die Cut Stickers and Laptop Skins. This is all good research for future promotional …

8 August, 2013 Bound Is a service that lets you create custom journals. Personally I have finally found my preferred …

8 August, 2013 Shiori Is a Pinboard and Delicious OS X client. It’s free and it’s pretty amazing. There are …

7 August, 2013 And here is a 10 page preview of Paul Pope’s Battling Boy on Boing Boing.

6 August, 2013 The Black Beetle, Anatomy of a Font I love Nate Piekos and his Blambot website has always been a great resource of comic book fonts and …

6 August, 2013 A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary While listening to the latest episode of the New Disruptors (one of the best podcasts if …

5 August, 2013 In preparation for the release of my upcoming online comic ‘Moon Racket’, I’d …

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4 August, 2013 I’d never heard of Ilya Birman until this weekend. Forebruary is his latest project, however any of …

30 July, 2013 Absolutely love this image.

30 July, 2013 Tumbling Tips As I continue down the Tumblr rabbit hole, these tips are a good collection to start from - …

30 July, 2013 Back So the hiatus lasted about a month. I’ve had some ideas on what I want to do with the site. …

30 July, 2013 Toyota efficiency This story on Kottke, really made me smile. I remember going to a Toyota talk in Greece, some 3 …

30 July, 2013 Interface Animations and Transitions In preparation of our new iOS app (hopefully to be released along with iOS7), this is a really handy …

23 July, 2013 The Fifth Mode Always start with a name. A good name. We have planes, trains, automobiles and boats. What if there …

4 July, 2013 Hiatus I’ve been thinking that it’s important to take a step back from the site. There is a …

3 July, 2013 Jony Ive Redesigns Things I laughed so hard at some of these. Unfortunately (or fortunately) what Tumblr is best at. Jony Ive …

3 July, 2013 Chris Moneymaker Several years ago when I went to Japan, Gordon would spend a great deal of any free time we had …

3 July, 2013 GrabLinks While I love me some Terpstra, I typically can’t use much of the things that he creates and …

3 July, 2013 I’d never heard of Limbo until today (strange since it won an Apple Award last year at WWDC). In any …

3 July, 2013 Own your Digital Image Comics Image Comics is now allowing you to keep the digital copies of the comics you buy from them - about …

2 July, 2013 Write under the influence Sober writers love to use fancy shit like semicolons. Nobody likes to see a semicolon. I see …

2 July, 2013 The New Vertigo Comics When Karen Berger left Vertigo comics it honestly felt like the imprint was in the process of being …

2 July, 2013 Sabine Pearlman’s site has a massive collection of the cross section of bullets. (via Kottke)

1 July, 2013 There Was A Time There was a time in the early 2000s, before Twitter was a thing, before Facebook was open to anyone …

1 July, 2013 Readers Google has officially killed off it’s Reader product. Like many others, I have been using Google …

20 June, 2013 Fantagraphics Co-Publisher Kim Thompson Passes Away If you have any interest in sequential art (in all it’s forms, regardless of country …

14 June, 2013 When I was a kid, I used to take my toys apart as I tried to understand what made them work. The …

13 June, 2013 The Road is Long Having not had a chance to play with iOS7 (yet), I can only go on what others who have tried it are …

6 June, 2013 Byword 2 The latest version of Byword was released yesterday for all devices. The most exciting addition …

2 June, 2013 It's me, not you This week I learnt a very clear lesson in what appears to work on Tumblr. I ‘relaunched’ …

31 May, 2013 Comparisons Coda Automotive filed for bankruptcy. Don’t feel bad, I didn’t know who they were …

30 May, 2013 One of my favourite artists, Ralph Steadman is having an exhibition at the Cartoon Museum in London …

29 May, 2013 D11 Schedule If you were still wondering who was the spiritual successor to Steve Jobs (no, not Tim Cook), the …

29 May, 2013 Model S Display Font Nice catch on the font used in the Model S display (it’s based on Gotham). However I …

19 May, 2013 10 Minutes Per Year Fascinating post by James Allen which gives more details on how the Formula E series (debuting in …

8 May, 2013 Autopilot From Musk’s twitter comment, it’s clear that any discussions relating to Autopilot …

7 May, 2013 Chris Porritt While Tesla in general would probably rather forget about Henrik Fisker, the company clearly feels …

6 May, 2013 Tesla refines their finance markerting They were right, so we are fixing it and, moreover, upping the ante by providing the best resale …

28 December, 2010 Entrance to the office

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6 October, 2010 From my desk where I draw every morning