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The exciting news is that I have ordered a typewriter. It’s a Hermes 3000 which was manufactured in Switzerland in 1965 and is, I am reliably informed, “the Rolls Royce of typewriters”. This is a peculiar draw for me, as I’ve never had any interest in owning an actual Rolls Royce (“the Rolls Royce of … Continue reading Fugitive Writing Machines
I’m reading DIGITAL MINIMALISM by Cal Newport, author of the excellent DEEP WORK. From the Amazon blurb: The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But it … Continue reading Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology
I finally caught up with the documentary feature CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER last night and now I’m obsessed with finding a good reconditioned typewriter (I have an old Remington Rand that weighs a ton, but I’m after a Smith Corona Silent or maybe a Hermes). This is the perfect documentary for the INFODUMP subscriber.
A great writing/reading/thinking companion, the first two albums (so far) in Ludovico Einaudi “Seven Days Walking” series - he’s releasing one a month for seven months - are sublime. From the Qobuz write-up: "After Elements in 2016, Ludovico Einaudi is continuing his exploration of nature with Seven Days Walking, the first opus in a collection of seven albums … Continue reading Ludovico Einaudi – Seven Days Walking
A friend recently asked me for some recommendations for books on the mythology and folklore of the British Isles, with specific reference to monsters and mythical creatures. I grabbed some books down from the shelves and took snaps of them for him and I figured they might be useful or interesting to others. Please excuse … Continue reading Mythological Monsters
Austin Kleon’s new book “Keep Going” is the latest in his incredibly inspiring series on creative practice. Kleon’s books are fast and punchy and great to look at and I find I go back to them whenever inspiration or motivation are flagging. A few pages of one of these books and you’re itching to just … Continue reading Short, Sharp Shocks