It’s a little early for Christmas stockings…

…but I wonder how many will be getting one of these?

…but I wonder how many will be getting one of these?

I am a little mystified by the fashion for adult colouring books, but they same to be hugely successful. Now, reports the Guardian, artist Steve McDonald has come up with Fantastic Cities: A Colouring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined, and doubtless all those doting relatives will be rushing out to buy it for the architect in their lives.

Well my advice is, don’t. Firstly, most architects believe that they can draw better than almost anybody else. Secondly, these activities are intended as ‘pastimes’ to fill up an empty hour. Have you ever met an architect who admits to having one of those? And thirdly, if they do open the book, they will probably colour the whole thing in gray.

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