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What Happened on my Blog in 2011

Actually quite cool, and following on from my much clumsier effort in 2010 where I tried to summarise my year in review. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 60,000 […]

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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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Everything IS Amazing!

Not really much to say about this, other than to say that it should be behind one of these: . So that whenever you need a lift or things are getting you down, a quick look at this will remind you that everything is, in fact, amazing.

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Who Knew Reagan Was so Funny?!

Ronald Reagan was a great president. The amount of change that happened under his watch, the tectonic shifts in world politics, the fall of the iron curtain. His summit meetings with the equally inspirational Gorbachev are all memories I have from my childhood. A time when there were two clear sides – the goodies and […]

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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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The World’s Most Expensive Photo

Ladies and gentlemen, this is officially the most expensive photo. Ever. The Andreas Gursky photo has just been sold by auction at Christie’s for the eye-watering sum of USD 4,338,000 presumably to an anonymous buyer who likes rivers. Click here to see the Christie’s page for the auction  lot. Admittedly it is a very BIG photograph, which […]

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Space Bar

Where do Astronauts go at the end of a long hard day of space travel, moon landings, intergalactic recon missions, and rocket fueled expeditions into the far reaches of the unknown? . Naturally.

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Don’t Settle

Today we woke up to the news that Steve Jobs has died. Since hearing the news, I have been fascinated reading the tributes that have come to this one man from so many different people and places. From politicians to entrepreneurs, it seems this man changed people’s lives in so many more ways than just the […]

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