London is experiencing a major housing shortage and the development debate is once again on the political agenda. Contemporary political conversations tend to avoid reflections on the past and in doing so, decisions today don’t necessarily consider important historical lessons. Often criticised for being ugly, isolating, anti-social confines, the following is a reminder of – not what London’s […]Read more "The London Estate"
An interesting guy called Kasper Peek contacted me over the net recently to check out his stuff. Looking through his links, I was immediately impressed with what he was getting up to. Now raising funds on Kickstarter to kick off the brand KP Cykler – I had to spread the word! In addition to beautiful aesthetics, his bicycles have incorporated the […]Read more "KP Cykler: clever + beautiful bicycles"
Sometimes when I’m walking home from work I decide to take the long route so that I can walk through a rad little tunnel in Shoreditch. There are usually interesting people cruising around and some good graffiti to look at. One night last week, the light was looking particularly good so I decided to grab […]Read more "Meet Mikey from Shoreditch"
One of the greatest things about living in a city like London is the ability to connect with just about anyone, anything, at any time. Last week I left work on a Friday afternoon and found myself in the midst of a protest outside the Japanese embassy. The Taiji Protests focus on two issues: the slaughtering […]Read more "The right to protest: Taiji, Mayfair"
There are tonnes of really good timelapse edits floating around on the internet at the moment. But this one by Rob Whitworth is on another level altogether. I’m guessing he got a bit of help from the UAE government to fund the production as the quality is amazing. I’ve got to say though, having been to the city, […]Read more "Dubai Timelapse"
“I wonder when these new luxury flats they’re building will start to look like uncared for, old news. I wonder what they will look like when time gets their hands on ’em, when their ceilings begin to leak their first bit of precipitation. I wonder how they look at us, when packaged and sold as […]Read more "The changing face of East London"
I hadn’t been to Amsterdam for a few years, so I was pretty excited to head back there last week. You can learn a lot about a place just by observing it. Café culture, nightlife and architecture are all indications of what a city is like. Even subtler than that is what people wear, how […]Read more "Two observations from Amsterdam"