You make recommendations about sites and when you revisit them a year later you wonder why. One such is About Architecture at architecture. about. com, a division of the much bigger About site and run by one Jackie Craven. In the spotlight a few weeks ago was Casa Mila, Barcelona, and here I quote: 'The final civil design of the Dada surrealist Antoni Gaudi.'Asocial, misogynist, seriously and unpleasantly weird certainly, but a mate of Duchamp and Dali? I've just unsubscribed.
Office? Home? Which is the best for the one-person practice? You've probably tried them both - plus space sharing and the odd dodgy deal with a bloke who takes your rent in used tenners and who you suspect is really squatting somebody's unclaimed inheritance.But there is now a site for the home office person. It is titled eGrindstone at www. egrindstone. co. uk.The latter dotbits indicate that it is local, and therefore of some potential use.
As you might expect, it runs features on such topics as 'The advantages and disadvantages of working from home - eGrindstone tells it like it is'. I always argue, and this always loses me lots of brownie points with office-bound AJ staff, that the big thing about working at home is that you can have a snooze after lunch - or indeed any old time. I have to say that in the old days of this very organ the management rather approved of you taking a nap in the office - it was a sign of being comfortable with yourself and your role.No mention of that here, although there are sections on law, marketing, technology and so on, plus a monthly artist feature and, this month, a review of terrific office chairs including the Aeron.
There is also some wonderfully weird stuff including webcams.No not that sort but of equally exotic sites such as Oxford Circus, Junction 30 on the M5 and the Kremlin, Moscow.The list of links to other homeworker sites suggests it could be the end for the office.