Friday, 30 March 2007


So doing some research today on surfing (water bound not computer bound) and found some great surfing books at so here are a few of the great covers that i liked off the site.

Wednesday, 28 March 2007


So the assignment for Outside Magazine came through and they want me to do a map of Nicaragua! Not sure that i have done an Illustrated Map of Nicaragua before, I have mapped the area and have done one of El Salvador for a Nescafe free trade range advertisement. So I have a week to get this done. So Off I go in the footsteps of Michael Douglas in 'Romancing the stone' or was that Columbia???

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Outside Magazine

Today I had an enquiry from Outside Magazine in Santa Fe Texas. The place seems familiar so I search for a map I may have completed already. But NO not one in sight, Oh well! Off i go to mapquest to look at the place and then onto Google earth to see what it really looks like!! so did you know That All buildings in Santa Fe have to be constructed in Adobe style, by decree.see the pic to see what Adobe is!! While I also found this sign from Santa Fe.

Sunday, 25 March 2007


Today we visited Standen in the beautiful Sussex countryside.The house designed by Arts and Crafts Architect Philip Webb with interior decoration by William Morris and Co. This was a wonderful house not so much for the architecture which I felt lack the strong characeristics of the movement but for the interior ornamentation especially the pottery which i found so beautiful and fasinating.The William De Morgan and the Ruskin work standing out for me. Along with this a collection of watercolours by some of the Pre-raphealites and other victorian artists. Altough early spring the garden was starting to show is beauty with some grat vistas and the obligatory haha.

Saturday, 24 March 2007

First Blog

this is just a first test blog to get the ting to work!