Friday 16th December § 1 Comment

Daw eira bach, diniwed, i llyfnu crychau’r hydref
Ynddo gwelir bwriad y tymor i anwybyddu eu’n hiriaith am yr haf
Dyma’r tir yn ildio i deirnasiad y dyddiau llym


Why Anti-Kitsch?

Tuesday 15th November § Leave a comment

At the time that I started this blog I was reading from Daniel Libeskinds polemic ‘Breaking Ground’. In one offshoot he describes the criticisms of Herbert Muschamp, the don of New York architectural critics, towards his own plans for Ground Zero:

“He derided my attempt as a ‘predictably kitsch result.’ Whoa. That’s as low a blow as you can deliver in architecture criticism-to call something kitsch. You can say a design is ugly. That it’s impractical. You can even say it’s a rip-off of another design. But don’t ever call it kitsch”

Wednesday 13th July § Leave a comment

I find I’m failing again
This old familiar feeling
I’m falling away from the world


Tuesday 12th July § Leave a comment

Gydai’n pennau’n drwm ar ôl nôswaith braf o ddathlu
Aethom i ben y cwm, rhwng brynoedd o gwyrdd aflafar
Yr haul ar ein hysgwyddau

Cyddiwyd ein feiciau yn y cloddiau
Cyn dringo lawr i’r cysgodion dan y coed
Ble sibrydwyd y ddŵr rhewllyd, ddi-hid

Yno wnaethom gwario sbel
Yn nofio am eliadau llym
Yr oer yn cydio at ei’n anadl

Gorweddwyd yng ngwasg cynnes yr haul
Gydai’n sgwrs yn ddiglymu’n ddigyfeiriad
Yng nghwmni syml frodur


Monday 17th January § Leave a comment

Give up on yourself. Begin taking action now, while being neurotic or imperfect, or a procrastinator or unhealthy or lazy or any other label by which you inaccurately describe yourself. Go ahead and be the best imperfect person you can be and get started on those things you want to accomplish before you die.
Shoma Morita

The Amphitheatre

Friday 26th February § Leave a comment

Amphitheatre Side.jpg

There’s still a lot to do here. Lots of obvious holes to fill. Some parts, like the bobble at the focus of the amphitheatre, are just stand-ins for a properly designed version. But considering how little of what you see now existed two weeks ago, I’m pretty happy with how it looks.

The Spiritual Centre, before I made some small changes

Saturday 20th February § 1 Comment

And yes.. in the final version there will be more trees.