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The project has won first prize at an awards ceremony. Perhaps I should ask for a cut of the winnings.

latest discoveries: via <a href=""></a> direc.tor ‘… direc.tor is a prototype for an alternative web-based rich UI for…’ Alfie on TV! Alfie spent yesterday promoting his new site: – if you missed it, here are the interviews. BBC NEWS: Couple break kissing world record I met this guy once. He asked what I did for a living […]

ISO 216

The ISO paper size concept In the ISO paper size system, the height-to-width ratio of all pages is the square root of two (1.4142 : 1). In other words, the width and the height of a page relate to each other like the side and the diagonal of a square. This aspect ratio is especially […]

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International Children’s Digital Library – Read free children books online ‘…The mission of the ICDL is to select, collect, digitize, and organize children’s materials in their original languages and to create appropriate technologies for access and use by children 3-13 years old….’ (via Drawn!) nine inch nails: only. remix download Trent Reznor releases another single […]

to See and to Be

Life is a wonderful business, though fools blow up London tube stations and sell each other crap and waste time with gossip about movie stars. If you can draw, you will always have a place to go that is beautiful and honest and true. As you sit in an airport you will find pleasure in […]


Grafedia is hyperlinked text, written by hand onto physical surfaces and linking to rich media content – images, video, sound files, and so forth. It can be written anywhere – on walls, in the streets, or on sidewalks. Grafedia can also be written in letters or postcards, on the body as tattoos, or anywhere you […]

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Gabion: Form defeats function: Renzo Piano’s Paul Klee Centre, Switzerland. ‘…a beautifully-made object lesson in precisely how not to design an art gallery…’ delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

flickr + google maps + birmingham

Chris Heathcote over at has put together a neat little hack between Google maps and Flickr. Photos tagged with gps info are located and previewed over a map or satellite image. He’s published the perl so I couldn’t resist the temptation to try a page for myself. Here’s the city where I work and […]

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City Comforts Blog: Built-world podcasts ‘…In light of Apple’s initiative into making the IPod a tool for Podcasting, I’d like to compile a list of radio shows which cover the physical environment, natural or built. Any suggestions?…’ – Looking forward to some useful links in the comments. delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

G8 blogging

I am presently, simultaneously, discussing the fine points of aid policy on the phone with NGOs, while conversing with European anrchists about the demerits of the corporate media, which they believe are many. Paul Mason blogging live from the streets of Edinburgh with his PDA (via Bosh).