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Category archive: Design

Friday March 15 2019

Here are three photos I took, on May 21st of that year:

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I vaguely recall refraining from showing them here (and there was indeed a here then) because I had no idea what was going on.  I still have no idea what was going on.  I should have asked more questions at the time.

Some kind of sporting event promotion perhaps?

Sunday March 10 2019

Here:

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It reminds me of the scene at the end of Starship Troopers (a scene which I may now be imagining (but I think it happened)) where the victorious Starship Troopers celebrate their capture of The Queen Bug.

Tuesday March 05 2019

Today a friend needed some rather dramatic medical attention, and I dropped by to provide what I hope was a little moral support.  Outside the place where this was happening, I encountered this cute little vehicle:

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Two interesting things about this little gizmo.  First, there is the way that its door opens.  The door on its right is open, in the above photos.  Useful in a tight space, I should guess.

And second is what it does, there being a website on it which enables you to learn about this.  It takes tissue or samples from sick people to a lab, where the lab decides its opinion about the nature of that sickness.

I like these little cars, which are so small they are almost motor bikes.  I certainly prefer them to those huge Chelsea Tractors, which look like they’re for doing bank robbery getaways or off-roading or maybe both at once.  Which, let’s face it, most Londoners do neither of, ever.

Monday March 04 2019

I took this photo of the big 3D map of London that is in the Building Centre, Store Street, in 2010:

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And here is a close up of that distant City Cluster that you can vaguely discern in the distance, above:

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Gherkin, tick.  Cheesegrater, tick.  Crossrail, semi-tick, still slogging its way towards belated completion.  But, note the Helter Skelter, which never happened.  That’s the tall and twisty one in the middle there, that looks like a helter skelter.  They started it, but then they (presumably a different they) turned what they had into something different, 22 Bishopsgate.

Some photos get better with the passing of the years.  Soon, the Helter Skelter will be largely forgotten.

Tuesday February 19 2019

This afternoon I was in Bermondsey, seeing a man about a blog, and without doubt, the oddest photo I took in my Bermondsey wanderings today was this one, of a garage door:

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Here is a closer up view of the writing at the bottom:

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Click to get that a lot more legible.

Do you care about this?  It made me smile, but I really do not care if it is true.  If you do, and haven’t already acquainted yourself with this tale and made up your mind about it, then read this, which merely reports on the claim (made in 2008 by a mate of Tommy Steele’s), or this, which is more scornful, or this, which is very scornful indeed.  Elvis did fleetingly visit Scotland, apparently, but was stuck at the airport.  The most scornful of these reports is Scottish, assuming that I am correct in believing “Shields” to be in Scotland.  Can’t have the damn Sassenachs steeling their thunder.  Ho, ho.

Rather surprisingly, I only found one other photo featuring what I photoed today, here.  But that could just reflect my inadequacy as an internet searcher.

Thursday February 07 2019

There’s a bridge right near where I live that is wending its way through politics to the point where geography and physics and civil engineering will take over, and they will actually start building it.

I refer to the biking-and-walking-only bridge that will eventually join Battersea to Pimlico:

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The bridge is at the stage where they are trying to pacify objectors to it.  Hence this Canaletto-like pseudo-photo, in which the actual bridge itself is hardly to be seen at all!  How could anyone possibly object to this wraith-like presence, scarcely visible through the mist rising from the river and bathing everything in obscurity?  The steel struts that will eventually to be seen holding up the actual bridge are invisible in this pseudo-photo, so it’s just as well that the bridge itself, as (just about) seen here, is made by laser-beams projecting into the mist and weighs nothing at all!  If you want to protest, protest about those big lumpy old boats clogging up the river and making such a rumpus, not the ghost bridge.

That’s the trouble with infrastructure.  Those who will be disrupted by it know exactly who they are, or they think they do.  But the far greater number of people who will have their lives somewhat improved by by this or that item of infrastructure only find out about this after it comes on stream.  On in this case, on river.

My guess is: I will like this bridge, and will quite often walk across it, if only to avoid a there-and-back-the-same-way walk to and from Battersea.  (Now, to avoid this, I often take the train from Battersea to Victoria, and then walk home from there, past my local supermarkets.) But that’s only a guess.  Meanwhile, those who now live in the peace and quiet of Georgian Pimlico just know that their sleep will from now on be ruined by noisy bike gangs at 4am, making their way from Notting Hill (after a spot of carnival rioting) to Brixton, and if not by that then by something else equally unwelcome, perhaps originating in Battersea and walking across the river, while probably being drunk.  Why take the chance?  So, if they can stop the bridge, they’ll stop it, just to make sure.

Monday February 04 2019

Last night I dined at Chateau Samizdata, which is in the Fulham Road.  I always get there early, but like to be exactly on time in order not to disrupt the preparations.  So, I typically walk about a bit, looking for photo-ops.

Last night I walked east along the Fulham Road towards the centre of London, and came upon Michelin House, which I knew was somewhere around there, but had never clocked before as being so very near to Chateau Samizdata.  This building occurs at the point where the Fulham Road is turning into Brompton Road.

It has a wonderfully eccentric stained glass window, at the front, at the top ...:

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… which had been thoughtfully lit from behind.

I image-googled this building, and I could not find this particular view of it.  There are one or two views to be seen of this window from inside the building, but none that home in on the window, in the dark, from the outside, with that all-important internal lighting.

I think that this window deserves to be viewable in as many ways as possible, from inside, and from outside.  As does the whole building.

I considered cropping my photo, but the photo exactly as taken supplies just that little bit of architectural context, so I left it as was.

Sunday February 03 2019

Last Sunday, I was again photoing photoers, among other favourite photoer spots, on Westminster Bridge:

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All four photos were chosen for their artistic effect rather than to make any point, but despite that, the point makes itself.  All smartphones.  I especially like the one with the Eiffel Tower on it.

The world is starting to speculate that the Age of the Smartphone may, like the Age of the Personal Computer before it, be drawing to a close.  But what this means is merely that the age of selling millions upon millions of new smartphones may be ending.  Smartphones will still go on being used, because people like them and have got used to them, and see no cause to jack them in for an only slightly better but hideously expensive replacement.  Similarly, I periodically upgrade the personal computer that I am typing this on, with new appendages which are now priced like the generic commodities that they are, but I have no plans to stop using this contraption.

Smartphone photoers on Westminster Bridge
NFL photoer photos The City Cluster (plus video of a stadium roof opening)
Hell or Habito
Now thrive the cardboard makers
The Christmas Day posting
Renzo Piano’s new Genoa Bridge
From ridiculous to sublime
Transcendence
Fighting back against IO and dust
Creature comforts
Taxis with adverts in the dark
Stow-Away in Lower Marsh
Like a bridge but not a bridge
Chimney pots and blue sky
Challenging a Victorian myth with Twitter
A design success and a designfail
Robot flying car guesses that make sense
A True Gleaming Sincerity from Our Tropical Paradise
My latest advert-taxi photo-target – and my next
Another niche market for robot vehicles
Debussy and Sibelius at Blackheath Halls
More still alive people on British stamps
Peak Remembrance?
Old and cross
Sardar Patel goes large
A halo for a blind dog
Brexit taxis
The performing horses of Warwick Castle: Nice legs – shame about the faces
Flexible electronic paper could be available in colour …
The last really fine day of 2018 (2): Scaffolding wrapped and unwrapped - and the Reichstag wrapped
150 great things about the Underground: Number 122
The Great Pagoda of Kew Gardens – and its dragons
La Taupe
A lorry brings reinforcements
A noisy anteater
Driverless vehicles with faces and driverless vehicles to sleep on
A Brunel bridge seat and the Brunel museum
The Blackfriars ghost columns make themselves useful
Pimlico roof clutter
The paperback cover will be much more legible
From the age of bridges to the age of bridge collapses?
Interesting headgear
Two good jokes – and a mystery (and a sign (and a cartoon dance))
Silly sofa to advertise domestic television getting bigger and better
James Bond’s next Aston Martin
Helipad next to a railway station
Now you see it – now you don’t
Selfie with hats
Hello Kitty Bullet Train
Back in England
A better hand dryer at the Gare du Nord
In Mile End Road
Green Union Jack
Robot dog apocalypse
3D printed bridge looks like alien technology
Haircut selfies
Hippo with lid
Weird Piccadilly photos today
Quota taxi covered in quota red flamingos
The Devil’s Dice in Piccadilly
Worse than bad form
Yet more photoers
Pavlova dances on a sign and next to a clock
The delivery scooter – first improvised now designed
A Mickey Mouse posting
Pimlico in Kensington
Merry Christmas - Happy New Year - 50 percent off
Belated Christmas greetings
The sky pool is coming
New kinds of transport on newly created surfaces
Antique Austins near the Regency Cafe
Cantilevered Thameslink seats
Monument dwarfed by Walkie-Talkie
Naughty old adverts in The Star
Christmas is coming
Leadenhall Market
Stop your dog pulling on his leash – make your dog pull you
Hippos
The leaning tower cranes of London
IKEA launches first range of furniture for cats and dogs
Another reinforced concrete fighting to the death photo
A busy day that never happened
Thumbnails
New London Bridge station roofs – and photos of them from the top of the Shard
Dissing the Walkie Talkie
Two Union Jacks
The yellow tubes are temporary, right?
War Memorial outside Westminster Abbey
Kobelco excavator
The Wheel reflections and The Wheel juxtapositions (and a The Wheel postcard)
Aug ‘17 OSB7: 3D Printing is non-disruptive
Aug ‘17 OSB6: Camden Highline
Tattooed photoer
Two Seifert roof clutter clusters
I don’t know whether it’s the weather or my camera
A gadget that worked really well
Transparent cube containing three spirit levels that goes where a flash would normally go
Google now realises that I was spot on about Google Glass
David Bowie dead – 2005 Ashes winners alive
Beau Brummell and three smartphoners
The Roman Empire as a tube map
BMdotcom quote of the day (in three dimensional latin)
Michal Huniewicz drone-photos London Gateway and its cranes
Animated tube maps
Lincoln Paine on how Rome mastered the sea by turning sea battles into land battles
Happiness and other survival techniques
Barcelona Big Things (and Barcelona Big Thing graphics)
Luxury
Burlington Arcade (with roof clutter)
The queens of the canning factory
Incorporating the little orange light in the design
The Walkie Talkie and its window cranes
Colourful clothes in Cordings
Classic cars in Lower Marsh
The past and the future
An array of yellow emoji key rings
Anti-BREXIT demo signs
Looking up in the City
Beltane & Pop van parked on the South Bank yesterday afternoon
New River Walk
Die Meistersinger was very good
ROH Covent Garden here I come
If Pugs could fly
More Dezeenery
IKEA furniture – Lego furniture?
The outdoor map next to the Twelvetrees Crescent Bridge over the River Lea
Guess what this is
Robots build a bridge
A sign in a bus and the same sign malfunctioning
Africa is (still) big
To Tottenham (6): The Spurs Shop
A new stadium for Chelsea
You wait for years and then two come along at once
An Eiffel Tower at Wembley?
Skull Shaver
Merry Christmas from the Pilot Store (and from me)
Wheel reflections (again)
Apple juices compared
Man in suit and swimming cap
Freddie’s Flowers white van
3D printed jewellery by Lynne Maclachlan
Packaging that is too good
Quota Citroen DS
Lighting up the bridges of London
Happy Halloween
Snake on a car
More birds on a TV aerial
Van – grey but very interesting
Union Jacks having fun
An enlarged Dinky Toy in Belgravia
So shiny it looks fake
I never thought that we could win
The wonderful things they’re doing with plastics nowadays
Strand Palace Hotel footbridge
Just the top of the BOT … but still instantly recognisable
Miguel aligns his message with his van
Another illustrated van
Pink van with roller-blading fox
Deliveroo V sign
Glass bridge in China closes thirteen days after opening
Beersheba footbridge
The Wembley Arch and The Wheel
World’s tallest and longest glass bridge opens in China
There’s a spiral staircase inside the Testicle
Another fine day at the Oval (4): Scoreboards old and new
A Docklands footbridge about to be put in its place
UCH footbridge
Are London’s cranes about to depart for a few years?
Brexit graphics
Referendum day graphics
The Union Jack’s near death experience(s?)
Lions - Bears - Blackhawks
WWWhite Van
A better little drone
New Thin Things in New York (but not in Lower Manhattan)
Brexit Kenny photos
Incoming horizontality from Simon Gibbs
Seven London bridges (again)
More South of France bridges
South of France signs
A bridge in Narbonne
South of France electronic clutter
Horizontal French signs
Pizza Express bus
Looking in at the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery in Goswell Road
Van Art
LON DON
Another walk along the river
Some pyjama blogging
The footbridges of Shad
Taking photo-notes and an app for improving photo-notes
The Waterloo Eurostar terminal is being revived
Checked out: The Big Olympic Thing
Regent’s Canal creatures (and a photographer)
Today I am checking out the Big Olympic Thing
Another idea for a collection of photos
When is a creature suitcase idea a creature suitcase design?
Photo of Mountbatten on Sea Containers House
Feeling the need to meet
Toegangsbeveiligingsproducten
Michael Jennings on Uber (and the Uber logo ruckus)
Big Ben bigger
Small horizontal assemblage of London Big Things
Black Cat white van
Vans that need to look the part
Footbridges in the sky
White vans in Kentish Town
A busy day and a collection of Big Things
A still life and a cat cushion in Kentish Town
Another way to photo my meetings
Big Things on Boris Bikes
Two bits for Samizdata and a weird bridge in Poole
Big Things having orgasms
A machine for playing in that nobody knows how to design
On the triumph of modernism in the kitchen
Magnificent The Wires! sculpture gets noticed because of a concrete temple next to it
Abandoned (one-eyed) reindeer jumper
Speeded up pedestrians
Cleaning lorry with blue Union Jack
Wrap artistry
Wicked Campers: Are they now going respectable?
Borats!
Stormtrooper phones home?
Two mice and a cat on a Wicked Van
Anonymous guys taking (and making) pictures in Trafalgar Square
White Vans are looking more and more like websites
How things like 3D printed blood vessels may be improving education in rich countries
For CAR’S read CARS
Matt Ridley on Epicurus and Lucretius
Coloured lights in bottles outside the RFH
New chairs
Going to Kings Cross to see gas holders
Union Jack mirror in a Tottenham Court Road furniture shop
Miniature architecture
Another The Wires! Building in Japan (plus more Dezeenery)
Taxis with adverts
I was photoing white vans in February 2007
Swarm Manned Aerial Vehicle Multirotor Super Drone
Trois Citroens (et deux chevaux)
Sorry!  No Photo’s!
Fun stuff in Oxford Street
Lining things up behind the Royal Festival Hall
A blast from the photographic past
Don’t mention The Wires!!! in South Korea either!
A rather argumentative van
Angela’s Nails
Pancake White Van
Unusual bench?
Cat picture on white van
A posh white van and a not so posh white van
Two Lady covers
The new Wembley Stadium under construction plus a white van
Ballerina and crane
What is this weird plastic thing?
Strange London buses
Another horizontal advert for an only slightly more expensive drone
Adverts for small and cheap drones
High hair
Hungerford Footbridges photographers
“The temptation to pre-order one of these is almost unbearable …”
Why I mostly write about architectural design rather than about interior design
More Big Olympic Thing photos
Big 4
London is getting more colourful
Don’t mention The Wires!!
CATable at the Building Centre
Photoing the old London model
The receiving station at Swains Lane (and the previous version of it)
Wheel behind trees
Paul Kennedy on centimetric radar
More White Vans
A weird view of the Wheel - and cats in Tiger
White Vin Van
White Van
You don’t see this any more
Feline Friday – an apology for yesterday’s premature posting about cat recognition
The ROH bar and its floating-in-the-air drinkers
Bizarre designer furniture in a Covent Garden window
The rise of (interest in) 3D printing
At the top of the Monument - in 2012 and in 2007
I said it twelve years ago
The Leaning Stonehenge Tour Bus of Salisbury
The Bayeux Tapestry small enough to fit in this blog
True hearts and warm hands
Triple Chess and a Four Wheeled Pedal Board
Miniature photographic fakery
The Bayeux Tapestry – the ultimate horizontalised graphic
Incidental Last Friday details
Shelves
Hand done photos
Another place to look out over London from
Golden Gate being built – Severn Road Bridge ditto – C20 photography – Hitler’s paintings
Sixty Charlie Hebdo demo signs that say something other than “Je Suis Charlie”
Good drone
Colourfully painted modernity
A French film poster advertising a British film
Don’t mention The Wires!
To Covent Garden (1): The twisty footbridge
Trousers keyboard
Photo-drone wars to come
Sign blocked by surveillance camera
Quota roof clutter
In the City with Gus
Tower Bridge glass shattered by beer bottle
Phone (and cash) box
The Magic Flute at the RCM
Looking down through the see-through Tower Bridge walkway – but what about looking up through it?
Union Jacks with colours played around with
A small photo posting
Skycam
Halloween buckets
How Bill Bryson on white and black paint helps to explain the Modern Movement in Architecture
Driverless open-plan tube trains for London
Recently on dezeen
Boris bus malfunction
Another facade being carefully preserved
Flying cars will have to be flown by robots
Chippendale without Rannie
Lady with a lot of hair
Union Jack Minis
On the problems of half-parking with a half-car
Crane lamp
Headlights with cleaning brush
Out and about in the sunshine
Bond car
God was overheating and now needs radical transplant surgery (and Dawkins now has to do my email)
A swimming pool in a skyscraper
My week in Brittany 2: A crane holding a bridge at Canning Town!
ASI Boat Trip 9: The man driving the boat
Man 3D-prints Thing in his back garden
A Sunday ramble
Round headlights equals an old car
The River Thames carpet
Sacred architecture and profane roof clutter - a speculation
Self-healing concrete
Bombardier Embrio
New London bridge competition
My favourite Tour de France in London photo
Colossal fun
Robyn Vinter is wrong about Google Glass
Will England get lucky?
Vespa GS in Lower Marsh
The Not-V2 at London Bridge Station
3D printed structural joints and another Gormley man
Compact Cats buried under London’s poshest homes
Tricycles
Tower Bridge before it got covered in stone
Chinos?
Stones created from layers of old paint from car factories
The Dragon Bridge of Da Nang
Leaf Cycle
Me and the first cranes at London Gateway last September
Organised water
Moving picture
Looking good for the telephone box smartphone
Old bus No 2
Hao Ruan and LYCS Architecture are now world famous
Jiaozhou Bay Bridge (aka Spaghetti Junction on Sea)
Red arrow?
Ten years ago today
Vauxhall bus station now – and when it was being constructed
Feline ephemera
Don’t judge a new technology by its first stumbling steps
I think I may at last have found myself a sofa
A quota post (with a quota link to a post about a post about a quota photo) and another quota photo
Vladivostock from above
When Open Symbol attacks!
Faberge - Brutalism
Seven London bridges from the ME Hotel Radio Bar
Photoing the A380 from above – from the ground
Big Thing news from New York and London - and a picture of climate alarmism losing
Sandcastles that will live for ever
The Tate Modern extension nears completion
Slightly wider tube trains
How hydrogen bombs work
Quota crane and quota plane
3D printer sighted!
Model Big Things
Scott Wiener on pizza boxes
In which I continue to seek a satisfactory sofa
Mercedes-Benz W123
Big Things and small things
Movable bridges
London Postcode Puzzle
La Porte des Indes
Gloomy Earl’s Court picture
Michael Jennings photos the bridges of Porto
Crows nest made of coat hangers
Conquer the Pillars of Islam
Dezeen continues to delight
Rob Fisher on old things not looking old
Proposed new footbridges for London and for Changsha
Sperm Bike
Halloween is near!
Otherwise blogging (and a Burgess Park butterfly)
Corrie Chipps pictures the Zimbabwe inflation
Bad and good in bad weather
Earn yourself fifty quid by finding me a suitable sofa
Huge semi-submersible ships
Art gallery made of scaffolding
Chess set made of London’s Big Things
London Gateway from above
Rob Fisher on the 3D printing future
A day in and around Olympicland with Goddaughter One
Quota photo of a bucket of plastic crocodiles in an otherwise deserted shop window in Oxford Street
Bridges for animals
New apostrophe-shaped footbridge in Hull
Views from Kings College
Blank-faced tower – crazy hairdo
An old Mini and a new Mini
Rooftops
Savoy cat
Spot the Samsung connection
Stairs Thing outside St Paul’s
Cassette iPhone photographer
Wedding photography (4): Preparations
Remembering a warmer day
A mannequin in Tachbrook Street sheds light on the nature of perception
Lunch at Gessler at Daquise
Four crane photos
Michael Jennings - pictures of globalisation
Classical CDs from Gramex
At the bottom of the Shard
Monopoly Cat replaces Monopoly Iron
Skull made of skulls in gift shop street
Big London Things with clutter in the foreground
XXL?
A new crane has already arrived
Is Samizdata in danger of becoming a photo-blog?
Another thing I’d rather photo than own
Croydon cats
An afternoon in Croydon
Here are (a lot) more photos that I took on March 27th
BrianMicklethwaitDotCom internet headline of the day
Click to see the big picture
The Bezier Building and a hideous advertising erection at the Old Street Roundabout
Millbank Tower with street light
A memorable scoreboard surrounded by empty seats
Cheese or font?
Black Katz
Bomber Command Memorial pictures
Another excellent spot to photo London from
Crane and plane
Only railings
No Misc April – Misc May
Misc March
London bridge photos
Changing views from the Monument
The Big Olympic Thing from nearer
Bollards
A happy British Summer Time to all my readers
A Happy Christmas to all those still reading this
Space launch monster
Ancient and modern (but mostly ancient) cars in Regent Street yesterday
Transport photos
NFL fans and their name-and-number shirts in Trafalgar Square on Saturday
The Jobs difference
Notes to self but not to you
The Wheel reflected in a cheeseburger advert
Choosing a Clean Food Outlet in Lawas is as easy as ABC
Health and safety on a mountain in Borneo
The Royal Victoria Dock is not (but looks like) a transporter bridge
Misspelt (correction: Italian) signs of the times
On the superfluity of the Paddington Basin rolling bridge
Strange footbridge over brick wall
Rally Against Debt signs
Brainwave-controlled cat ears for humans created by Japanese Neurowear
Nil scrap value
Do not climb on the Thing!
The wedding lingers on
Another pub
The Armstrong Gun
Signs from the Frenchosphere
After the wedding
Even the Goodyear Blimp is now obsessed with safety
Big crane
And there was you thinking you were immortal
Someone doesn’t understand what I mean by roof clutter
Rugby shirts on drugs
Another Assembly of Men
The Big Dig and some smaller digging
Kyrgyzstan cemetery and awesome frogs
Signs - all in my bit of one railway carriage
Mmmmm … scaffolding!
New bridge in Melbourne
If you can’t beat them hire them
Raptor not being very stealthy
Old school advertising has its uses
Soviet health and safety posters
More signage
Giant bull held up by scaffolding
Bouncing bombs and spinning cricket balls
A Spanish high speed train bridge and a Spanish aqueduct
Lancaster
Cool sculpture
Jobs departs from Apple (again)
October 2007 conversation about modern architecture with Patrick Crozier
Marmite spoons!
Dawkins does better sound than God ever did
The new mainframe
A laptop but not in my lap
From pop to purrfume
Trust drunk and disorderly
The Brusio spiral viaduct also looks like a toy train layout
Arecibo Radio Telescope
Giant Jesuses
Adverts on taxis and cars
Sunset in Oxford Street
Rockets are a great improvement on balloons
Sexy architecture
Happy hundredth
Mmmmm … bookshelves!
Farnborough (4): Cat on teeshirt - insect on cat’s nose
Lynxes and an A380
Taranis
Exploitation?
Pink railway clutter
Big box computers versus laptops
Three Gorges Dam picture
Chair that unrolls into the exactly correct shape
More photos from last week
One child poster
Rubbish bridge in Shangai
Glass is now very strong
Car in in front of sloping houses
A good bit about the future of art galleries and how to rescue good bits
Airplanes converted into architecture
Apple keyboard remains excellent – iPhone software not so excellent
Six lions on a white Mercedes bonnet
Quota cat rubber
Cranes
Separating the men from the toys - the future of warfare and of sport?
Beyond iPad (and a picture that goes beyond this posting)
Two red cats
Quota bridge
Reds against Blues in Munich
Osprey pictures
London cricket roof clutter
Short posting (with short photo) about SpaceShipTwo
The Min-Kyu Choi folding three point plug
Strange purple cat with four eyes
Am I interested in dredgers?
Luxembourg church in hill and Luxembourg footbridge
Strange bridge
Apple mobile phones are very profitable but Nokia mobile phones are not very profitable
The decor in Peter Jones - and where in London can I find a small ice-cube-making machine?
Death to all who try to tiptoe past our guards while wearing giant baby costumes!
Today I bought an Apple Mac keyboard …
The Labour Party finally agrees on a new Prime Minister to replace Gordon Brown
Dripping table
Of lists and distant totally photorealistic skyscrapers
Pull Tab
Computer coffee table
Magic bottle that makes dirty water drinkable
The Wheel through some Art
Thinking thin at the top
The latest Canon DSLR comes without a twiddly screen
Inappropriate?
The Vita-Mix 5000 at the Veggie Show
A photo of the Samsung NC10 and the original Asus Eee-PC next to each other
PurseBook
Wheel etc.
Hotelicopter
Redesigned Bishop
Unamazing photo of amazing road
Olympus E-620
SwivelCam
Sailing photos – and another bridge for the collection
OLED TV - very thin and detailed but not very big and not ready yet unless you’re stupidly rich
SDXC
Generational taste in furniture
Random links
Making the new look and feel like the old
Evening Standard hand-done billboards go printed shock
Power
Englefield Green Xmas decor
Another antique
Old postage stamps
More Englefield Green strangeness
Jesus above the keyboard instead of beyond it
Big clocks
Not Billion Monkeys!
Linkin Park - one leg short of libertarian
Gadget gold
Why Willem Buiter blogs and why I do
A movie staircase and a window
Sheep under wolf’s clothing
JD gets PTD
Redirect to a piece on Samizdata about a camera
Inamo
Redirect
The uses of Jesus
More sticking up stuff
City of London lumps and a south London spike
Profundity and silliness
My watch has to tell me the date as well as the time
Jellennium Bridge
Punk surveillance cameras
Craziness done with austerity
Ken Livingstone was beaten by the billboards!
Floppy road bridge where the cars nearly get wet
Narrow bridge
Catbrella
“I’ll build it with explosive bolts connecting the wings to the fuselage …”
Clarkson on Sarah Jessica Parker
The new Lowe look
What’s this for?
“If only it were true …”
The original Burtynsky Nanpu bridge picture
PID strikes Guido
Roger Scruton on Prince Charles’s new town
Flickring and Googling for the AMGEN bridge
Those were the days and these are no longer the days
Wired bridges
A sculptural suggestion
Malaysian footbridge for everyone except … gephyrophobiacs?
Giant table football table and hamster powered cars
Church covered in church pictures
The Messina Suspension Bridge is on again
“Better value on goods and services across a wide range of categories …”
My Wheel’s bigger than your Wheel
Big Bens - Wheels - Big Ben teapots - telephone box teapots
Wedding rings that join together with telephone plugs
Dasubee toilet scrubbing robot
Classic car thinness
Coffee House struggles with Permanent Italics Disease
Instapundit succumbs to PID
Big, Bigger, Biggest - starring Heathrow Terminal 5
Flat pictures for flat screens
Signs of civilisation
She learned to knit her before she learned to spell her
Toshiba’s violin playing robot
Ursa major
Making the Mississippi Delta make more land
Bookcase staircase many books electric book manybooks.net
At Bethnal Green railway station
Eee PC and Brahms CDs
Flat viaduct and spiral bridge
The great DVD packaging clearout
The petty cash effect cuts in for Linux
Linux versus Windows - the bigger tiny laptop breakout
Thin camera picture
Bristol footbridge photo
Engadget suffers from intermittent giant text disease
Thin Canadian bridge
Underground art
The bridge that was going to make Westminster a fine city and London a desert
Digital Camera Review error
Tinsley Viaduct
The A380 bulge
Fourteen British viaducts
Manhole cover cats and Angel of the North shelves?
Architecture talk
A picture of a Wheel seen through a field of corn
Samsung SPH-P9200
Cat power!
Short posting with short photograph
The blue and gray men are slaughtering the gray and blue men
Another angle on pylons
Back from the dead and soon to be duplicated
Revised logo
Old cranes - new cranes
Small and cheap
Ugly logo(s)
Fujitsu Lifebook
Assorted London quota photos
PG tips
A movie about a typeface
Plastic that conducts heat better
Footbridge in the dark and cricket
Smallest mobile keyboard yet?
Susie Bubble turns shopping into a job with her blog
Halo over Oxford Circus
Amazing map of amazing new Moscow bridge
Shame you can’t do this kind of thing here
New Moscow road bridge
Pylons
Umbrellas and other gadgets
Will twentieth century aerial warfare be repeated by toys?
New footbridge in Edinburgh
Bollocks to the fashists
The Nanpu bridge approaches
Diamond Synchrotron
Robot car park in New York
Other people’s photos (6): More bridges
Weird loudspeakers
The Dyson DC14
Other people’s photos (2): New architecture in Hamburg
A good new mobile computer - but still too pricey
Billion Monkeys and people waving blue things!
Pictures of the world for the world
Happy day after Christmas Day
Happy Christmas Day
Haircuts before and after
ASUS R2U-BH040T
Cranes and street lamps and mp3s
Pictures of and from Albert Bridge
On sail in two weeks
The world now needs bad taste iPod docks
Top tips from Viz
Airship over the Wheel
Tech talk mp3 with Michael Jennings
Two sunset photos
Grassy car with blog
Cute jewelry and ideologically induced woe
Cute Brazilian car
A digital SLR that a Billion Monkey could lift!
Patrick Crozier talks with me about Japan
Is this to stop pigeons or bulb stealers?
Adriana tours her own back yard
Getting that roof clutter onto my computer
I also miss Transport Blog
Clutter
Presumably the noise is not a problem
Chrysler 300C with bling
Evening sun on the Wheel
The Hungerford footbridges
Skill and Post-Skill
Blue balls – kaleideskopes – etc.
Holocaust museum repeated as fashion?
The Falkirk Wheel
Those little big things that you hate
HMS Funny Looking
A kink in the Range Rover grill
The Tate Modern end of the Millennium Bridge
Double brolly
Aussie pub window and Aussia Billion Monkey
The evening sun through the windows of the Albert
Rolls Royces
Hundred dollar laptop
Digital preservation
Tourist traps – foregrounds – cranes