I woke with a start. I heard a noise coming from past the open door of my bedroom. I couldn't tell if it was upstairs or downstairs.
This is it, I thought. Finally, an intruder has made their way into my home. Lucky I chose the pyjama option. But, far from a light note, having a stranger burst into my home is one of those deep, dark fears I have.
I strained to hear the familiar creaks of my apartment. He was upstairs! In my home! I couldn't move... but from somewhere deep inside, I found the power to raise my head.
As my eyes adjusted to the dark, I managed to see a fucking raccoon climb onto the heater and out the open window in the lounge. As I breathed a loud sigh of relief, another fucking raccoon followed her husband out the fucking window. I sat up to giggle, and the last raccoon turned and looked straight at me.
I'm an Australian designer who specialises in digital and cultural work. Most of my career thus far has been on the web, but I'm excited that it's starting to creep out into the real world.
I am the founder of Museum in a Box, making interactive museum objects with simple, fun tech, for wide-as-possible distribution, and I own a company called Good, Form & Spectacle, making design in service to cultural heritage for clients like The British Museum, MoMA, and the Wellcome Trust.
Please visit my LinkedIn profile to find out more about my work.