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Design is Storytelling by Ellen Lupton is a great read: fast, funny, useful. Design is not storytelling for pleasure: stories are being used to make money.

A poster is designed. Objects are designed. Museums are designed. The design of everything,...

We’ve been homeschooling for a while now. I’ve lost count of the number of weeks. I now think of time in the number of projects we complete: winter, three little pigs, gingerbread man, red riding hood. At first, I was very enthusiastic: for the win...

Jay Rayner has recently been recommending cookbooks. I like Jay Rayner's columns. Obviously, I’m not alone. Hesitate too long to buy his book recommendations and the price rises from pennies to hundreds of pounds. Indecision meant I missed out on the...

Recently we have seen a lot of lichen on our walks. Once beautiful green hedges are suddenly covered with a sort of green fungus. What are lichens, I asked myself?

Dawkins has an answer in his book, The Selfish Gene.

Richard Dawkins, The...

Lyme Park, Cheshire served as the exterior of Pemberley, Darcy's estate in Derbyshire

Everyone knows the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice for Colin Firth spending a considerable amount of time either wet or in water—relaxing in a hot bath, c...