Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful

Wednesday 8.50pm

I am a great fan of the handmade, I like things to bear the marks of the maker, to not be completely perfect. Beauty lies in the small imperfections that we all have and it should be seen and heard and felt in the things we produce. These things are what we should surround ourselves with, both beautiful and useful things as William Morris said. And talking of useful, don't we live in incredible times. I always find it amazing that I can talk to somebody on the other side of the world. And I can read people's thoughts from all over the world as well, or I can write down my thoughts and blog them and people anywhere in the world can read what I have written. Or I can even write a book and with a little knowledge of word and PDF files have it professionally printed and a single copy delivered back to my letterbox. And having said back here that I might do just that - I have. Now I have no aspirations to be author, it was all an experiment for myself really, but if you want to have a look you can download it for free or get the book for just the price of the printing and postage.

And my next project? A star chart to encourage and help people to floss. (I am tired of nagging them)
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