Design is a good idea

Work in the open and finding your edge

Striding Edge

Striding Edge in the English Lake District

This is Striding Edge in the English Lake District. It’s a famous ridge near Helvellyn known for it’s sheer drop at either side. A notorious accident spot for hikers especially in winter conditions.

This doesn’t stop people walking the ridge. Continue reading…

Small moments of joy in design

Forton Services Lancaster

Forton services, Lancaster

This is Forton services on the M6 motorway (highway) in the North of England. It always makes me smile.

It has an hexagonal concrete tower (grade II listed in 2012 according to Wikipedia). This was designed to look like an air traffic control tower originally housing an up market restaurant and sun deck with views to Morecambe bay. Continue reading…