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settling up

The third and final part of my notes on the Ole Scheeren lecture. *applause* Lecture over, it was time for questions from the audience. Suffering from ‘an obligation to blog’, my hand went up first. A microphone is passed to me. As usual for events such as this, it isn’t switched on. Feeling slightly foolish, […]

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The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal ‘….Subconscious Art: a product of artistic merit that was created without conscious artistic intentions…’ (via Drawn delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

secret gate

From Post a Secret:

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The High Cost of Free Stuff ‘…And it was then that it occurred to me that a Zero Dollar Bill is really quite valuable — it’s good for the things money can’t buy…’ Europan 8 has just been launched ‘…EUROPAN’s objective is to assist the young architects of Europe in developing their ideas and disseminating […]


As promised, here’s number 2 in the 1969 Architectural Review series entitled Manplan. The second issue focuses on communication. You can see the full set on my flickr account.

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A Nice Cup of Tea by George Orwell ‘…Here are my own 11 rules, every one of which I regard as golden…’ (via growabrain) delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

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How to make chalkboard paint 3 teaspoons acrylic paint, 1 1/2 teaspoons glazing medium, 1/2 teaspoon powder tile grout (via MAKE delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

Poetic Cross-Dressing

We’ll have time for coffee flavoured kisses And a bit of conversation. My caffeine fix was served by a rather brusque Italian woman today. For once, the language on the menu matched the accent. It’s hardly authentic though, unlike the coffee shop that has just been protected with a Grade II listing by English Heritage. […]

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Alice Malloy’s Theremin Bra ‘…an amazing breakthrough in the world of touchless instrumentation…’ delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

folksonomic zeitgeist

At work, we’re in the midst of another design code led competition and when the project began I launched a website for the design team using the impressive CMS from So far it’s been very successful. So when Friday’s copy of BD landed on the desk and I skipped straight to Ian Martin‘s column […]