Tuscany, June

Pisa, Scorgiano, Pievescola, Siena, Sovicille, Rosia, Radda, the Poggibonsi PAM, Casole d’Elsa, Monteriggioni, Florence, Greve, San Gimignano, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Gaiole, Grosetto (where it is 10 degrees hotter), Montiano, Magliano, Orbetello, Fonteblanda.… Continue reading

Manchester Mayfield

Manchester’s ‘Ghost Station’. I’d never heard of it. Pictures courtesy of phill.d’s excellent Flickr set, Wiki stuff here, loads more pics here and here, details of a possible revival as part of the… Continue reading

Things I Will Eventually Forget From a Two-Day Work Trip to Dusseldorf

The Hotel Maritim. Only two English-language channels on the TV (what is the attraction of rolling financial news?). Glass lifts, marble floors, ineffective a/c. Blueprints of Messerschmitts. William Shatner & Star Trek convention.… Continue reading

Life’s Easy Setting

Thought provoking article, nice metaphor. Being a white, straight male is life’s easiest setting. I knew it. And Northern-born is better still.

The Average Voice

An idea: people read a set sentence, leave some personal data, their spoken voice is recorded then mashed together. Contributions can be added via phone, locations geomapped. You could mash by location, age,… Continue reading

Manchester Marathon, Running With Umbrellas

Running the Manchester Marathon on Sunday…and the last six weeks have gone real quick. Hope to be past the Kellogg’s factory by 9.30am; should be drenched by then, the weather forecast is awful.… Continue reading

Figuring Cinemagram

Loads of filters + moving bits + social. Still trying to figure out Cinemagram. Some ‘best ofs’ here and here.

Recording Dereliction

Disused cinema, from the Reality Trip blog. Loads more shots of abandoned power stations, offices and factories in its best of 2011 post. Love the pics, love how he got them. In the… Continue reading

Bespoke, On-Demand Magazine Publishing

                        A publishing idea: online readers ‘save’ longform articles to be printed as a bespoke, on-demand magazine. Magcloud will print 32 pages… Continue reading

Seven Weeks and Counting

Itching to go holiday, to see blue skies, to take photos, to spend some time with my girls. I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to a holiday so much.