A Sign for the Times

Leyland Church, Lancashire

Speak-Singing Greats

Inspired by a recent All Songs Considered podcast, great songs that are part speaking, part singing. Some personal favourites: ‘When the Sun Goes Down’, Artic Monkeys (above), ‘The Snake’, Al Wilson, ‘Ernie, the… Continue reading

Parked Karma

  The UK has an abundance of disabled parking spaces, and parent & child parking. That is a good thing. I’m not sure I believe in karma, but I do find myself hoping… Continue reading

Finding Value Beyond Sepia Snapshots

Never really got into Instagram (the CrossProcess app does quite enough for me), so someone stumping up $1 million to buy it would have looked like a lot of money. $1 billion is… Continue reading

Dog Found…

…by someone with an interest in typography. Nice kerning, too. In Chorlton Green


Dinner at the House of Commons last night, courtesy of HP. Forget the MPs, what a wonderful place. Food not bad either.

Little League for Kids Football

Why is there no Little League equivalent for kids football in England? A reputable umbrella organisation for kids football, with links to tournaments, players, coaching, coaches – with a outlook that is child-… Continue reading

Artful Retraction

You make a mistake, you get duped. Apologise quickly and wholeheartedly, and move on. Nice work from This American Life in retracting a a recent Apple-related story (one I’d enjoyed). Press release on… Continue reading

Minimal Lego Ads

Guess the TV characters? Great idea, one to inspire DIY entries.

Six Tea Towels

Not 60 towels. From the V&A shop, tied in with this summer’s post-war British Design exhibition. £5 each, candidates for framing. Pics & pegs, c/o the Guardian.