Tag Archives: london

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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London’s Green Huts

One of the wonderful things about working at WPP is the annual Stream event. Stream is a digital event that brings together some of our agencies together with clients, VC’s, investors, entrepreneurs, journalists, bloggers and interesting people with a POV on digital and how it is changing our lives. This year we ran the first […]

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Weird Michael Jackson Tributes

Mohamed Al Fayed is a pretty funny fish in general, but I have to admit to lacking a certain understanding for the latest folly. It was originally meant to stand in Al fayed’s Harrods, but he sold that to the Arabs (as if they didn’t pretty much own it anyway, or at least its contents…). Anyway, […]

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Retro Cities

I recently found a great little site called ‘How to be a Retronaut‘, a site designed for people who “feel they may be living at the wrong time” Check out these great colour images of London and New York in the 40’s and 50’s. For more images of each city click on London and New […]

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Evolution Of Iconic Taxi’s (London)

Following a few other posts on this topic (the evolution of the routemaster bus and the New York Cab), we turn now to the London black cab, without a doubt one of the great taxi’s in the world. This wonderful taxi, then evolved into something significantly less inspired. A lot of these had 6 seats, but never […]

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Evolution Of Iconic Taxi’s (New York City)

I have written here before about the evolution of the London Routemaster Bus. That post made me think of the evolution of other iconic designs, especially those that define a city. The London Black Cab and New York Taxi are without a doubt two of these. Turning first to the New York cab. If you […]

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Playing with the Harrods Lights?

Harrods is a pretty iconic place. Pretty building, lovely lights the whole year round. We all love Harrods (even if we don’t shop there much). But when a disgruntled former employee decided to send a message to the store and (probably more importantly) anyone admiring the view recently, he certainly did so with style. Of […]

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The New London Routemaster Bus

Boris rocks. When it was announced that the institution that is the hop-on, hop-off London routemaster was to be phased out and replaced with bendy buses (that routinely cause traffic chaos in London’s tight streets and regularly injure cyclists), we all shed a collective tear. If there is one thing you cannot accuse our wonderful Mayor of, […]

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Where do you Stand on the New Economist Ads

I’ve written here before about The Economist advertising campaigns, which I love. I really was not sure how they were going to top some of the fantastic and very thought provoking ideas that were the backbone of their previous campaign. Ideas like these: I must say though, that the new Economist ads which are starting […]

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The World’s First $1 Billion Home

Mukesh Ambani is, with an estimated fortune of $50 Billion, the richest man in Asia, and the 4th richest man in the world. With that much money you would probably assume he can afford a pretty impressive pad. I’ve written here before about the apartment in London that was sold for a bargain price of […]

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