Archive for May, 2010

No Great Shakes


When I woke up this morning I had hoped that by the end of the day I would be a co-holder of a World Record, unfortunately due to the apathy of the people of King’s Lynn and perhaps the less than clement weather I’m going to have to wait a while longer before appearing in […]

Design For Life


Caught some of the latest episode of the BBC’s The Genius of Design which reminded me how much I adore (yes adore) the work of Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert. Much of what was featured had already appeared in the excellent BBC4 series on Motorways (including Margaret recounting travelling the length of an empty M1 […]

There’s so many great projects out there on the world wide web and one of my favourites, dawdlr, has just been updated. dawdlr is “a global community of friends and strangers answering one simple question : what are you doing, you know, more generally?” but unlike other folk on the internet who ask similar questions […]

Time To Think


Not sure how I’ve missed news of this up until now however now that I’ve found out about it I thought it only fair to share. The National Trust have teamed up with Jarvis Cocker to produce an album which he claims will be a “holiday for the ears”, showcasing the tranquil sonic landscape from […]

Good to see King’s Lynn make it onto Have I Got News For You, I missed the ‘live’ broadcast but have now caught up via iPlayer – not sure why everyone got quite so aerated about what was said – I think they were quite generous.

Today has been a strange and unpleasant day.

Well it still didn’t feel wholly right and the exit polls aren’t exactly making for great reading – but hey what’s done is done. Off in a bit to the count . . . and yes I am a little over obsessed with the QuadCamera application.

So after a morning away from Twitter I come back to find #manishsood trending following a frankly baffling interview in the local paper in which he states that “I believe Gordon Brown has been the worst Prime Minister we have had in this country”, that Mr Brown “owes an apology to the people and the […]

Last time I was in London I had time to wander across Tower Bridge to the Design Museum to see the Brit Insurance Designs Of The Year. Unlike my previous visit, which was hugely disappointing, the exhibition was just great, with the inclusion of The Newspaper Club being a particular highlight. I’m not sure when, […]