Writing

2011.06.10

g* becomes a rat

After all, when was the last time you met an employed philosopher? Such earthly matters are beneath the philosopher class - Satre, Russell, Aristotle, Socrates: none of these ever held anything approximating a 9-5 clock in, clock out job.
2012.10.31

Views from tall buildings

The food may give you an upset tummy and the tourist attractions might be disappointing, but the one thing that is always worthwhile is a view from up high. No matter the location, a birds eye view of any city is worth the price of your flight alone. To see the bustling activity of a metropolis, gives context and allows us to step back and admire human industry.
2013.05.23

Windhoek Pure Beer Society Venues

A design-led project to create Windhoek Beer themed drinking venues, where the beer's values and ethos lived. This project involved interior design, public relations, furniture-making and a little bit of my writing. Perhaps the first and last time my copy was carved on to furniture
2016.12.01

What to do when (yes, when) you win the lotto

Many of us have romanced the idea of winning the lotto. The fantasies that follow are usually vivid and specific: luxury cars, extensive travelling and beachside property tend to feature prominently. The more ordinary lotto of a year-end bonus or thirteenth cheque is mentally spent way before we even get it, and often in very poor ways.
2011.02.14

How I learned to stop worrying and love Metrorail

Look anywhere but into somebody's eyes, which may seem simple but eyes seem to crowd everything out when you're trying to avoid them. It's like magnets. They just come together unbidden.
2013.02.26

Where to hide your money

I don't know if this was ever flighted on television. It came towards the end of a difficult creative relationship. The concept was to discourage people from hiding money in all the places that earn them nothing - in fact, inflation lessens the value of hidden money
2011.09.15

How To Take Holiday Photos

The famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said your first 10 000 photographs are your worst. A depressing thought for the new...
2012.07.01

I’m too sexy for Milan, too sexy for Japan, so sexy it hurts

For some, the most important part of travelling is not the runway that you jet off on, but rather the catwalk that awaits you on the other end. The question of which destination to pick becomes quite vexing when there are so many fashion shows and weeks to compete for your attention. To help you pick out the best, most fashionable places to be seen at, we've collected the top established and rising fashion capitals of the world. Even Right Said Fred would find themselves insufficiently sexy to be seen at these places
2018.09.09

Thinking about your view of risk

A successful investment is when there is a match between the risk you expect or perceive and the actual risk of the fund. Calibrating your risk tolerance is a problem of psychology and the most difficult psychology to solve is often your own.
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