Something bigger

By 5th Place | March 2, 2023

Digging deeper into peoples’ wondrous lives leads us to the creative recrafting of a building and the inspiration behind building your own sports car. And a reminder to listen to your gut.

Enabling the How

By 5th Place | February 23, 2023

An erratic garage door, elastic dough, a birthday and the conclusion of an anxiety study, plus name changes and new platforms fills this week’s slightly extended newsletter.

What impact do you have?

By 5th Place | February 16, 2023

A week without a car made us consider how nice it would be not to have to care for one. Amid gifts of a music performance and a bubble on wheels we watched as stress frothed over that left us asking: Is this how you want to be?

Going backwards to go forwards

By 5th Place | February 9, 2023

An auspicious week commemorating two important events that took place on the same date. Presenting our work in a space that inspired us to develop it, then driving a different way home for a new perspective.

Just show up

By 5th Place | February 2, 2023

The first month of the year down and a question around how things are going. If you have not been able to stick to those resolutions, don’t worry you are not alone. We look at the first step to making any change stick.

Out damned spot

By 5th Place | January 26, 2023

An unwelcome spot on the wall heralded a protracted and expensive process to correct what was not done right the first time. This lead to thoughts on what it takes to do it right and well from the beginning.

Pizza imperfect

By 5th Place | January 19, 2023

Pizza making from scratch teaches some valuable lessons about appreciating real, honest food and the time, effort and energy it takes to get it to the table.

Unpacking a puzzle

By 5th Place | January 12, 2023

We are back. After a relaxing retreat at home doing holiday type things the new year opened up to much the same, but not “just” the same. Puzzling and puzzles frames the theme for the entry into 2023.

Our wish for you

By 5th Place | December 22, 2022

The holidays are here, time is slowing down, while shoppers are speeding up. With less structure and more leisure it is useful to remember that consistency and not quick fixes will keep things going into the new year.

Water, water everywhere!

By 5th Place | December 15, 2022

Persistent rain together with sudden, violent storms resulted in damage and destruction with plenty to fix. Feeling very sorry for themselves, two conversations made for a change of heart and a better perspective.