Author Archive | Jessica Furseth

Kate’s Spark moment

There’s something special about a fresh sheet of paper and nice pen. Kate Matsudaira’s hunt for the perfect notebook led her to create her own. As she smashed her Kickstarter goal, it was clear she’d struck a nerve: paper will always have a place in the world of digital. By Kate Matsudaira When it comes […]

May 11, 2016InspirationContinue Reading

Five links we love #4

“To land somewhere unfamiliar is to force yourself into alertness, to redraw whatever maps you have, to set the stage for creativity more than mere pattern-matching productivity. I sometimes think I love the gentle, kneeling left turn planes make after rising from the Kennedy runway more than I love New York itself.” *** Air head, […]

February 24, 2016InspirationContinue Reading

Chinatown Pretty

The incense smoke from Tin How temple in San Francisco’s Chinatown can be seen all the way down on the street, reassuring you this is indeed the right place. The sign above the door is tiny and the stairway behind it plain, doing little to reassure you that you’re not walking into someone’s house. But […]

February 15, 2016TravelContinue Reading

Five links we love #3

“San Francisco is a single room in the front of an apartment where bay windows overlook the steep slope of the second-to-last block of Green Street. It’s a room where a boy seven years older than I am hasn’t finished moving in yet – or so he claimed, and I believed him then. It’s a […]

November 2, 2015InspirationContinue Reading

Sundays in a hotel lobby

My best friend K and I used to go to cafes around noon on Sundays, but it wasn’t really working. I mean, the company was fine – excellent, even. But is there anything worse than meeting someone around lunchtime in a place that doesn’t serve food? Cafes have cake stuff of course, but a muffin […]

October 19, 2015FoodContinue Reading

Five links we love #2

“Flying is a very old dream of our species, and when we look out at a 747 waiting to take us halfway across the world, we’re looking at a dream come true. It maybe doesn’t feel like that because we do it so often now, but planes are literally a dream that’s come true.” *** […]

September 17, 2015InspirationContinue Reading

London is dreaming

Something wonderful is happening in King’s Cross right now. In the middle of London, in a half-finished construction zone, a freshwater pond has appeared. Londoners and visitors can come and swim in the pond, which is cleaned not by chemicals but by the plants living in the water. It’s a moment of nature in the […]

August 31, 2015AdventureContinue Reading

Five links we love #1

“Perfection is a precarious state. It occupies a narrow peak, the very pinnacle of the mountain. By its very nature, perfection leaves no room for wildness or risk. Perfection is passive, it’s static, it verges on bland. It’s a circle. A cloudless sky. An unmarked page. It’s everything and it’s nothing, and it’s glorious, and […]

August 14, 2015InspirationContinue Reading

This show is for you

In the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Art, right in the middle of Piccadilly, the city is a forest. Conrad Shawcross’ steel sculpture is supposed to be clouds, hanging heavy over our heads as we walk underneath them, but what if they were trees instead? After all, there are no clouds over the Royal […]

August 5, 2015Art and craftContinue Reading

The colour of a city

I was in Paris recently, a city whose colour is shining grey and aquamarine green. Every city has a different colour and you can’t tell what it’s going to be until you’re there. New York is a soft brown, San Francisco a hazy yellow and blue, Berlin is red. London is difficult to pin down […]

July 22, 2015TravelContinue Reading