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Britcher & Rivers sweetshop, Rye

A rather austere font for a sweetshop but I don’t think anybody ever notices in the tight little streets of Rye.


The Go-Between may not be the most fashionable book to be reading right now (particularly not with this amazing 70s cover - check out those faded edges) but I enjoyed it more than most books I’ve read this year. At first it seemed slow-moving: the story unfolds convincingly through the eyes of…

Mmm… lettuce. You got to love your greens when they look so good

Ideas are free?

Ideas are free? Well not if this show is to be believed. Ideas are Picasso’s. Everybody else quite obviously stole theirs from Picasso the only reference point in the world.

What with the Olympics etc, you have to assume that the point of the exhibition at the Tate Britain is to show off some British talent,

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Seen at the CSM degree show


I have to admit, I bought this copy of Louisa M. Alcott’s Good Wives purely because I love the cover (although I did read it once). This one’s a Herbert Strang’s Library edition. Apparently, Herbert Strang was the pseudonym of English boys’ adventure authors George Ely and Charles L’Estrange,…


Today’s font comes from a London institution Gordon’s Wine Bar. A crowded downstairs nook full of cheese and wine stained barrels with slimy ceilings bad lighting and rickety furniture it’s a place to drink heavy and be merry.

You have to believe this sign is war damaged by shrapnel from a bomb blast. Simple but enduring is my description.


Finger’s Beauty Salon

This really is a beauty, an fab find from Ed, somewhere in London?


“On they danced to the strains of the the piano and violin. Tereza leaned her head on Tomas’s shoulder. Just as she had when they flew together in the aeroplane through the storm clouds. She was experiencing the same odd happiness and odd sadness as then. The sadness meant: we are at the last station. The happiness meant: we are together. The sadness was form, the happiness content. Happiness filled the space of sadness.”

- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being


“I like it when there is some feeling of threat or sense of menace in short stories. I think a little menace is fine to have in a story. For one thing, it’s good for the circulation.”

- Raymond Carver

How much do I love Raymond Carver’s stories? A LOT. Call If You Need Me is his uncollected…


“The planets, so much closer than the stars, seem to wander around the sky; in fact the word planet means ‘wandering star’.”

- Patrick Moore

In honour of the imminent transit of Venus across the sun, I thought I’d share some photos from The Observer’s Book of Astronomy, by the legend…


lunch tomorrow

Some awesome photos from the Jubilee. You may be tired of the ridiculous media marathon but check out the view from a toy camera. What are they doing in that first pic?


These are now double size following the rain sun rain sun rain sun perfect conditions


Here’s one for the architects out there. Found at the Architectural Association, London

Title of Pugin’s Contracts Rotated by James Langdon

A wicked angular and arced font with right-angled letters tossed everywhere

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