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Handmade, House Swapped

handmade lunch handmade bakeryA weekend house swap in Slaithwaite. Swimming in the morning followed by lunch at the excellent Handmade Bakery and two new lampshades for the kitchen at Made Good. Thanks to Sal, Mike, Ben, their two cats and two chickens. Sardinia next.

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Tightly Curated

From the recent Intelligent Life: The internet makes information billionaires out of all of us, and the architects of our online experiences are catching on to the need to make things creatively difficult.

In response, three sites that narrow the information. Less noise, more signal.

  1. Viewsource: a daily email newsletter that contains just one video clip and a short description.
  2. This is My Jam: pick just one song per week, and share it
  3. Valet: a collection of hand-picked benefits and guidance for the discerning 21st-century creative professional

 

I’m Giving You a Long Look

Tough news week. Two first hand accounts of 15 April 1989 here and here. On my Spotify, an evocative, Beatles-free Scouse playlist:

1. Elvis Costello, ‘Every Day I Write the Book’
2. The Christians, ‘Ideal World’
3. Lotus Eaters, ‘The First Picture of You’
4. Echo and the Bunnymen, ‘Seven Seas’
5. Flock of Seagulls, Wishing (I Had a Photograph of You)
6. China Crisis, ‘Black Man Ray’
7. Black, ‘Wonderful Life’
8. Frankie Goes to Hollywood, ‘Born to Run’
9. Gomez, ‘Whippin Piccadilly’
10. The La’s, ‘There She Goes’