…which makes this post sound rather more pretentious (and meaningful) than it’s ever going to be.
Did anyone make it to Pecha Kucha? A small group of us gathered — short notice and all — and trundled off to The New Dowse for what turned out to be a very enjoyable evening. As to be expected, some speakers were better than others, but even the dull ones only lasted 6m40s (although it turns out that’s more than enough time to read all the artist names within viewing distance on the courtyard windows).
The stand-out speakers for me were Jo Randerson, David Cross, Chris Morley Hall and, you know, that type guy I go on about a bit. I hate to use the word ‘inspiring’ because it seems that absolutely everything is inspiring these days, so let’s just say that I came away from the evening feeling reinvigorated. The next Pecha Kucha Night is at the City Gallery at the end of July. I’ll definitely be in for that.
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On the design front, I’ve been enjoying Smashing Magazine lately, especially their monthly desktop wallpaper competition. At the moment VladStudio’s whale is making me happy. Last month I fell for a lovely chocolately number, and I’m almost a little too excited to see what July’s offerings will be.