I have to resist the temptation to blog every TED talk I watch, otherwise this blog would be all TED with little room for my usual inane ramblings. And if a blog has no inane ramblings, can it truly be said to be a blog? Discuss.
This TED talk, however, by Thomas Heatherwick, the visionary founder of architecture and design house
the Heatherwick Studio, is so chock full of stunning and inspirational ideas that I couldn't let it pass. He's clearly not a natural public speaker, but the quality of his work speaks eloquently for itself.
Style-wise, he's a bit like a latter-day Gaudi, but without the god-obsession and decades of terrible procrastination. If I could make my house look even a bit like some of the stuff he does, I think I would. With an organically beautiful concealed machine-gun nest to keep out the stalky loonies.
Taking a slash
4 days ago