bldgblog and ‘crypto-forestry’

I’ve been a long-time reader of geoff manaugh’s inspiring BLDGBLOG and a recent post therein exploring aspects of urban environments I’ve long found fascinating prompted me to emerge from the virtual shadows and jump into the ‘crypto-forestry’ image pool geoff spawned on flickr…

So, I’ve spent the past couple of evenings trawling . . . → Read More: bldgblog and ‘crypto-forestry’

origma reserve update

02-05 april 2010 – it’s been a while since I’ve reported back on the origma reserve project, though there have been frequent visits over the past few months…

this year, a typical autumn day is a cool still morning with mists swirling along the valley floor…

… while the afternoons . . . → Read More: origma reserve update

a visit to currawong

tuesday 09 february 2010 – my good friend and colleague peter emmett turned 60 recently. He is a writer, curator and historian, perhaps most well-known for the conceptual development and creation of the Museum of Sydney on the site of first Government House, opened in 1995. More recently, he brought me in to . . . → Read More: a visit to currawong

a walk at ‘explosives reserve’

tuesday 26 january 2010 – scanning the map of sydney harbour for somewhere to walk on a hot summer’s day, the name ‘explosives reserve’ naturally caught my eye…

on the harbour’s north side, it’s a small headland overlooking sugarloaf bay…

the track is unusually weed-free in parts, meandering past grey mangroves (avicennia marina), . . . → Read More: a walk at ‘explosives reserve’

visit to phil at katoomba

wednesday 13 january 2010 – took the train from sydney central station up to katoomba in the blue mountains to visit phil s to see the house he designed and has recently finished building… phil is a respected maker of bespoke furniture, objects and fittings for architects and artists – he works across a . . . → Read More: visit to phil at katoomba