I have two current design briefs, one for the Morley course and one for my local quilting group. They are respectively, “The Olympics” and “ My local area”. As I was unsuccessful in the bid for any Olympics tickets, and the only immediate impact on our family I see is total traffic chaos on the days of the cycling events, I’m not wildly enthusiastic about this topic.
I’m considering the architecture of the Olympics, as each one seems to bring a surge of new building. I wish this design, Ron Arad, was being implemented for London.
More inspirational is “ my local area” and I’m veering between The Sackler Crossing at Kew Gardens, by John Pawson ( lots of inspiration in these sinuous curves)
and the madness of The Great River Race, an annual rowed race on the Thames that for the past few years has finished in Twickenham.