Category: Design & Technology


Sep
15
2020
Nonessential Workers of the World Unite! Richard Pendavingh 15.09.20

One of the first things I did after finishing my undergraduate degree in media studies was watch the whole industry of journalism collapse in on itself like a rotting shack held together by ivy.

Aug
09
2020
Part 1: Sacred Diseases Richard Pendavingh 09.08.20

As the Covid infections have ticked upwards and lockdowns have dragged on there’s been plenty of time to dwell on our current situation.

Feb
11
2019
Banner Blindness Richard Pendavingh 11.02.19

In movies about conspiracies there’s always a moment when the main character finds the clue in the stack of evidence and rushes off to tell someone.

Jul
03
2018
The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant
Atomkraft? Nein Danke Richard Pendavingh 03.07.18

As a nation with a large reserve of uranium but no nuclear energy industry Australia is periodically subject to op-ed pieces designed to drum up support for a domestic nuclear power industry.

Mar
20
2015
Tokyo’s Indestructible Skytree Richard Pendavingh 20.03.15

2015 led me back to Tokyo. This time I spent most of my time in the district of Sumida in Tokyo's Northeast.

Mar
20
2015
The Nagakin Capsule Tower designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa
Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo Richard Pendavingh 20.03.15

The Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo is a run-down testament to the ambition of some of Japan's most celebrated post-war architects.

Sep
12
2014
China’s Firewall and the Siku Quanshu Richard Pendavingh 12.09.14

The National Library of China holds an artifact that represents what must be the most ambitious attempt to control information in history.

Jul
05
2010
Phaedra Hairdressing Website Richard Pendavingh 05.07.10

Dave and I here at Riddip have finished work on an in-house website redesign for local hairdressing salon Phaedra.

Jul
26
2008
Welcome Richard Pendavingh 26.07.08

When I started it this site was dedicated to inspiring work in any medium. It was a chance for me to share news and resources with other creative types and let people know what I'm working towards and where I'm coming from. Since that time it's turned into a bit more of a diary/travelogue with the occasional essay thrown in for good measure. As it turned out the world of commercial design doesn't lend itself to nice debriefs on the creative process. That being the case, I tended to steer the blog towards showcasing artwork and design projects by people that I found inspiring. I also posted my own photos occasionally- but usually months or years after the fact. In 2015 when it came time to re-design and overhaul the site I went back and re-visited those old posts hoping to update the images or find higher-res versions and was thrilled to re-discover those artists and see how their work had evolved in the intervening years. I still work as a designer. I still shoot when I get the chance. It still takes me ages to get around to processing my photos.