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Awesome Superyachts: Nero

Its been a while, but I thought I would continue my little series on impressive superyachts. This is one that is very different to the first one (which was the ultra modern SeaForceOne). The absolutely beautiful Nero is however not old. Just not modern. She is in fact brand new, having been constructed in 2008 […]

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Japanese Light Trucks

Japan is great. I was very lucky to go there for work many years ago. More than any other country I have been to, it is like landing on an alien  planet.  Almost nothing is familiar, the entire country seems to move at a different pace and in a different way to the rest of […]

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Shard

Over the past year we in London have all been watching the shard take shape. I have a splendid view of proceedings from my office window, so have watched it on a daily basis. From the angle that I look at it from, it looks like the Bat Building, with ears. So the BBC video on […]

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Honesty at Nokia

Firstly, my apologies for the radio silence. I am going to try and put a bit more effort into my blog again. I have recently come across this blog post on the WSJ, and was absolutely fascinated by the absolute honesty. With lines like: “The first iPhone shipped in 2007, and we still don’t have a product […]

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Twin Towers

Someone showed me this years ago, and it really is quite scary. If you take a 5, 10, 20 and 50 dollar bill, and fold them in exactly the same way, you get frightening representations of iconic U.S. Government buildings and the trees that surround them, being turned into images of the attack on the […]

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Typewriter Nostalgia

Recently on a trip to New York, we had a chance to swing across the bridge to Brooklyn and check out the Brooklyn Flea. Wow am I glad we did. We discovered a whole world of people who are casting aside the trappings of the digital age, and returning to a time when things worked […]

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Run, little green man, RUN

The design of everyday objects that surround us on our streets and therefore in our lives make such a huge difference to my mood when I visit a new city. Something that we all spend a lot of time looking at are of course the indicators for when we can and should not, cross the […]

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The New 747 – A Legend Reborn

Among all the hype of the Airbus A380 and the smaller Boeing Dreamliner, that Boeing had pretty much changed strategy and ceded the idea of long range, large capacity travel to its rival. Not so. Today marks the day that the 747-8 received its wings (so to speak) by being given its certification by the […]

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Awesome Superyacht: SeaForceOne

With summer behind us, I feel its only fair to keep spirits up with a little series about superyachts. Of course I have written here before about, amongst other things, Mukesh Ambani’s yacht. But lets focus on some more. The first is called Sea Force 1. She is owned by a London banker who wanted […]

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This is Not a Swimming Pool

There are many pools that I have seen (or not seen) that I want to swim in. These and these are great examples. I have also written here before about a fabulous HSBC outdoor ad for Climate Change. Now an installation in a Japanese gallery has taken the idea of a fake pool to a […]

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