Richard Benson

Month: December, 2013


I am staying at my mother’s house with Laura and the girls, and this afternoon, after my sister and her husband had left go home to Hull, we went out for a walk in the lane under the sloping winter sunshine. This is my favourite walk, though it is an unspectacular journey – just a hilly […]

Primrose Hill grafitti

Spotted on a hoarding outside the newsagent on Regent’s Park Road:

The sad demise of FAT

I had a twinge of melancholy today when I read about the demise of the London architecture practise Fashion Architecture Taste. FAT, as it was known, was founded in the 1990s, and I remember liking them because they did things with a sense of humour and references to British culture, and those things were like […]

How to wear sunglasses

I went to the Cutler & Gross shop in Knightsbridge for a sunglasses consultation with Marie Wilkinson today. It was colour the Esquire Big Black Book story. I bumped into Marie buying coffee in the Italian cafe next door; she and the staff are good friends, and throught the hissing steam they were discussing whose […]