The director of Ben Adams Architects on the death of Blackberry, The Onion and preparing for another cold winter

Ben Adams

What is your favourite website?

The Onion – it’s Americas finest news source.

What is your worst digital habit?

I am a video whore and jam up my home broadband for hours downloading movies and TV.

It’s totally addictive and the rise of box set television just makes it worse

iPhone/Blackberry/Android. Which side are you on?

iPhone – I haven’t tried Android but Blackberry is dead even if the corpse is still twitching.

Are you into social networking? (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook etc)

Yes - Twitter is a favourite, LinkedIn seems to be populated exclusively by “business development” types, and Facebook I am a bit lax with.

Are you on Twitter? If so who do you recommend to follow?

Kanye offers sage advice, Kurt Vonnegut is wonderful, and Bret Easton Ellis very open.

What is your favourite app?

Jelly Defense. Don’t try it or all your free time will be absorbed for ever.

What is your preferred means of communication? (eg. Email, phone, face to face, text etc)

Face to face – I think it’s the only way to actually connect with someone and fully comprehend what they mean. Email is a close second.

What did you last buy online?

Woolrich Arctic Parka in Byrd cloth – I am so ready for another cold winter.

PC or Mac?

PC – Macs don’t work properly although they are very beautiful.

Guilty pleasures: Most played tunes from iTunes/Spotify?

Steve Aoki – Poltergeist.

Ben Adams, director of Ben Adams Architects