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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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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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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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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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A Car Called Hurricane

Could this be one of the best cars never made? I have written on the subject of unusual and very unusual here before. But this one really captures the imagination. This concept car designed and built (in all too low quantities) by Australia’s Holden Motor Company is incredibly beautiful. The lines, the way you get in, the […]

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Kissing

The United Colours of Benetton advertising has always courted controversy. Remember this one from 1991? Well they have done it again, with images probably inspired by this iconic 1979 image of Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honeker then the leader of the German Democratic Republik. For an excellent explanation of the history of the kiss that […]

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Cities in the Clouds

Love these photos of cities in the clouds. First up Dubai (you can almost imagine Sheikh Zayed Road running between the buildings, although i have to say that this image always looked a little photo shopped to me?) Next up San Francisco of course, a city that looks great in the clouds. Luckily. Woolworth’s tower in the […]

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