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Gerard

I’m a design writer, lover and aficionado, living in a modish neighbourhood in south Belfast. My writing is studied and yet uninhibited, and my perspective on design is typically punctilious and urbane. My thinking is often guided by Dieter Rams’ ten principles for good design. I have an educational background in psychology (MSc + BSc) and believe in the potential for design to improve our daily quality of life. And without affectation, I value that which is aesthetically pleasing and inspiring (great design excites my imagination). Find out more at Walnut Grey Design.

Writings

  • Behind the Design: Instrmnt

    Written in short-form, the name ‘Instrmnt’ has a creative edge, its derivation both minimalist and…

  • Behind the Design: Joe Doucet

    Described by ForbesLife as ‘a living blueprint for the 21st century designer,’ Joe Doucet is…

  • Behind the Design: Søren Rose

    Danish designer Søren Rose Kjær—known as Søren Rose—is a percipient entrepreneur, furniture and interior designer….

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