latest discoveries:

New (sub)Urbanism: The Copyrighting of Public Space ‘…Warren Wimmer’s attempts to photograph Anish Kapoor’s sculpture, Cloud Gate. When Wimmer set up his tripod and camera to shoot the sculpture, security guards stopped him, demanding that they show him a permit. (via Land + Living)…’ 9 contemporary poets reading themselves through modernism ‘…Three nights of readings …

The Illegitimate Extension

More generous offerings of excerpts from good books I own; I’ve been moving things on to the new set of shelves I’ve just finished building and unearthing a few delights. Tonight it’s the turn of How to Write, Think and Speak Correctly edited by C.E.M Joad and published quite-a-long-time-ago (there’s no date in it) by …

latest discoveries:

Re-Place-ing Space: The Roles of Place and Space in Collaborative Systems via Anne Galloway’s links delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

latest discoveries:

BBC – Radio 4 Front Row – 27/01/05 ‘…Architect Will Alsop, the war art of William Orpen and using London Underground on film…’ (Thanks Woo!) delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

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felt cafe – drinkcozy Where can I go to get felt? (via Jack’s links) International Internet Free Day Sunday 30th January – interesting idea, but the fact that we even need this to persuade people to live again depresses me so much. (via SmartMobs) delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

The Urban Idyll

Notes from The Paul Jennings Reader – Collected Pieces 1943-89 There are moments in even the busiest urban life when our relationship with the city is suddenly changed. A meeting ends early, we have time off to see a doctor or solicitor – whatever it is, for a couple of hours we stroll, we are …

fresh start

Comments are back on. I’ve deleted all the previous comments – it’s the best way to tidy up at the moment, I’ll remount the non-spam ones as soon as I’ve filtered out the rubbish. If you’ve uttered something enlightening here in the past, sorry but you’ll have to say it again.

incredible furniture

My son and I went to see The Incredibles last weekend. It’s very, very good. Contrary to what you might be expecting, I’m not going to add anything to the numerous comments already published elsewhere about the styling and set design. Whatever needed saying has been said and, let’s face it, I’ve been banging on …