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Bath Street books

Treat this post as an advert. Yesterday I returned, for the first time in years, to a bookshop on Bath Street in Wolverhampton (in between the brewery and West Park). In the space of a few minutes I found three great books, purchased two and (being £1 short) had the third saved for me until […]

latest discoveries:

Everyday Matters. a series of occasional essays on creative things, journal making, drawing,etc. Web log by Danny Gregory – some delicious pen and watercolour drawings to be found here MicroSky ‘ …MicroSky is a freeware planetarium for mobile/cell phones with Java-support and a connection to the internet…’ Ferguson Hill speakers 166cm tall, 8mm thick toughened […]

Part 3

Posted mainly as a gift to my friend Rob S, but also as an offering to any architecture students who happen to Google for RIBA Part 3 Management Papers, I give you my own paper from last year’s exam (PDF link). Warning A: If you are not an architecture student taking your part 3 exam, […]


Predictably, my comments in the AJ a few weeks ago prompted a response in this weeks edition from Thom Gorst. Yes, the University of Central England in Birmingham is likely to be the university that Phillip Singleton left out when implying that the city had only two universities (AJ 29.04.04). We are the university that […]


back and forth

It seems this one just doesn’t want to lie down. Salingaros posted a response to the criticism of his paper on Tschumi, and Brutal Joint followed it with a response to the response. City Comforts just filed a response to the response to the response. It went like this: Salingaros… Note that we are not […]

Spark plug

Fellow LUG member Sparkes suggests that this site is for people interested in fun things or built things. Like someone who has difficulty with the letters F and T, you can’t say fairer than that.

Not so much an after life, more a sort of apres vie

Much to my embarrassment, I almost missed this. The book that taught me how to read and helped me develop my sense of humour has finally started to take shape as a movie. Filming has started for the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie and you can follow the latest news on the production […]

All clear

Lunch. Yesterday. Conspicuously, I sit in the shade on the north side of St.Phillips cathedral watching as the rest of the city basks in the sun. It makes sense to stay in the dark when you’re only a few hours away from picking up the biopsy results on a suspicious mole on your back. The […]

latest discoveries:

World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition archive of all 5201 submissions SpaceShipOne – leading participant in the X Prize competition it looks like these guys are going to be first Ansari X Prize ‘…a future in which the general public will personally participate in space travel and its benefits…’ portal distributed computing project to […]