Example work: Lagom chapter from Swedishness book

LAGOM [‘lah-gomm’] /just right Welcome to the Swedish culture of ‘lagom’. Lagom doesn’t have a direct translation into English. Roughly, it means ‘not too much, not too little’. The word has the same stem origins as ‘law’ – not the judicial type, but the law of common sense. In a way, saying something is ‘lagom’ … Continue reading Example work: Lagom chapter from Swedishness book

Example work: Tink Business

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Example work: technical article for Tunnels Magazine

In with the new: high-tech tunneling through Norway On site at the new project that’s paving the way for Norwegian construction Along the majestic scenery of northern Norway, under the feet of the summer’s hikers and in the face of the winter’s harsh conditions, PNC Nordic AS (PNC) are creating a new road that will … Continue reading Example work: technical article for Tunnels Magazine

Example work: Article for Outdoor & Country

The History of Tartan A look back at the heritage behind the iconic lining In recent years, Barbour jackets have seen a variety of new designs grace the linings, cuffs and collars – from Liberty florals to traditional fishing scenes – but there is none so recognisable as the Barbour tartan. From the opening of … Continue reading Example work: Article for Outdoor & Country

Example work: Blog for clothing brand MustHave

Why we don’t dig animal bits. One of our three ‘must haves’ when we’re choosing clothing for the site is that garments don’t use or contain any animal bits. But wait! Aren’t leather, wool and silk completely natural fibres, totally biodegradable and lovely for the planet? So what’s the problem? Good question. Let’s talk about … Continue reading Example work: Blog for clothing brand MustHave

Example work: Bombay Sapphire & Scandinavian Traveller Magazine

With a Twist! The new way with Bombay. How did gin become the bartender’s eternal favourite? It’s all about the twist. Jay Gatsby drank it long with lime and soda; Micawber takes it warm with Madeira wine and spices in Dickens’ novel David Copperfield; and it’s well documented how Bond likes his gin. From its … Continue reading Example work: Bombay Sapphire & Scandinavian Traveller Magazine

In the comfort zone: 10 things that help you feel happier

We spend a lot of our time being told that the best things happen outside of our comfort zone. And for many of us, we find a great number of new experiences, friends, joy and adventure in the ‘un-comfort zone’. But with all the noise of productivity, bucket lists and one-upmanship of social media, sometimes … Continue reading In the comfort zone: 10 things that help you feel happier

And the bee comes

The flower doesn’t dream of the bee, it blossoms and the bee comes.– Mark Nepo I love this quote by poet and philosopher, Mark Nepo. It captures the essence of non-attachment in its simplest and most beautiful way. ‘It blossoms and the bee comes.’ There is no need for effort beyond the action. The flower … Continue reading And the bee comes

Thanks, but no thanks: a guide to being unceremoniously shot down

Creative professionals often have the lion’s share of the world’s rejection letters. Some artists – actors especially – say they grow a thicker skin, while other artists can develop drinking problems, self-doubt or depression. If you put your work into the world – auditioning for jobs or sending your manuscripts out – unless you are very … Continue reading Thanks, but no thanks: a guide to being unceremoniously shot down

Single tasking in a multiscreen world

Picture me: it’s a Sunday. It’s cold and icy outside and I’m watching my favourite programme on Netflix. But I’m not – because I also have my laptop open on a page about something work-related that I’ve been meaning to do all week. And actually, I am on Whatsapp to a friend at home about … Continue reading Single tasking in a multiscreen world