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in-the-horniman:

This is a traditional papercut from Poland. It is made from black paper and was used for decorating the inside of houses. This one is probably for Easter and depicts a number of angels.

in-the-horniman:

This is a traditional papercut from Poland. It is made from black paper and was used for decorating the inside of houses. This one is probably for Easter and depicts a number of angels.

From b-there magazine, January 2013 issue.

From b-there magazine, January 2013 issue.

I attempt to describe Zaira, the city of high bastions. I could tell you how many steps make up the streets rising like stairways, and the degree of the arcades’ curves, and what kind of zinc scales cover the roofs; but I already know this would be the same as telling you nothing. The city does not consist of this…

guardianmusic:

Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters autotuned to a major key

babylonfalling:

respectfully submitted in the public interest

babylonfalling:

respectfully submitted in the public interest

storyboard:

Documenting Disappearing London

I pass these stores every day. I pass hundreds every week, maybe thousands each month. It’s rare that I look for longer than I need. But Emily Webber sees them.

Based in Hackney, Emily shoots images of the urban furniture of 21st-century London. Her photos show chicken shops and nail bars; laundromats, kebab shops, hairdressers, cab offices, newsagents, and thrift stores all feature. In an increasingly chainified city, she zeroes in on the beauty and originality of the garish and the mundane. On London Shop Fronts, she has published over 1,200 images so far, running one every morning for almost four years.

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I wrote this, my first piece for Tumblr

Where to go, and what to see, in Turin, November 2012.
Originally in b-there magazine.

Where to go, and what to see, in Turin, November 2012.

Originally in b-there magazine.

“Perestroika, if it means anything, means the right to read a copy of any well-thumbed paperback with your flat white.”
Mikhail Gorbachev, 1986.

@ To the Jungle, Dalston

Perestroika, if it means anything, means the right to read a copy of any well-thumbed paperback with your flat white.”
Mikhail Gorbachev, 1986.

@ To the Jungle, Dalston

2087:

France in the 80s: The Birth of Interconnected Hi-Tech Society

France’s new tech, like all the best new tech, had retro styling built into it from the ground up.

A new book, by me

A new book, by me

if you want to travel with a phone or tablet, you need a local SIM card. Calls and browsing will be much cheaper, and it will be free to receive calls on your local Croatian number. Fortunately, SIMs and top-ups are easily available in Croatia—from post offices, gas stations, and supermarkets as well as specialist retailers—and calls and data are cheap if you shop smart. Way cheaper than roaming, for minimal hassle.

It seems to be time to put the boot in on Groupon. The share price is tanking. Businesses have had bad experiences with the online daily-deals service (though this is hardly new news).

It sounds a bit cavalier, I know, but I just turned down a free phone. RRP around £450. The timing was perfect: I’m about to buy a new handset, having got frustrated with my old Nexus One and…

pdsmith:

Kowloon Walled City, West Side Street, 1989, by Greg Girard. More images of Kowloon Walled City as it once was. Today it has been turned into a park (read more).

Read a blog about Girard’s work by James Bradley.