November 11, 2016

Unusual & Unexpected Places to Play #2 – Heller Street Park and Common, Brunswick

Yes its another Victorian project, this time in inner city Melbourne. Fear not though, as I will be on the […]
September 26, 2016

Unusual & Unexpected Places to Play #1 – Stawell Steps

This is the beginning of a series I’m going to blog about on incidental or playable places or spaces for […]
March 14, 2015

Returning Royal Park to the community and the importance of public ownership

A new playspace has opened up in the heart of Melbourne’s city and on much loved ground……the historic Royal Park […]
March 14, 2015

Not an i-pad in sight

Last weekend  I experienced an event that restored a great deal of faith in me in the future of play […]
November 28, 2014

‘How to Grow a Playspace’ Publication

It is with great (but overdue) excitement that I announce some news. A proposal submitted to UK publishers Routledge, Taylor […]
November 11, 2014

The Magic of Play and the Humble Cardboard Box

This past weekend 2 friends and I got together to run a local arts project for kids and their families […]
February 7, 2014

Risk Benefit Assessment Guide for Australia

Play Australia has commissioned Bricolage Design to write a guide for local government and education on the benefits of risk […]
December 4, 2012

Child Friendly Neighbourhoods in Frankston

Here’s a lovely review I came across in Victoria Walks (a terrific publication on all things ‘walking’ in Victoria) on […]
November 12, 2012

Making physical activity the ‘new’ normal

‘Designed to Move’ is a world-wide initiative aiming to increase physical activity, particularly in childhood. Watch the video below to […]
October 19, 2012

Pop-up playgrounds in the streets of the US and UK

Hey presto….here’s an idea they came up with in New York City. They closed streets in the Bronx and Harlem […]