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Is This Taking Your Relationship With a Doll Too Far?

To answer my own question, I can’t help but think that the answer is probably yes. Dave Hockey has a girlfriend who is a doll. He’s taken her everywhere, even on holiday, skydiving etc. Not sure what his wife thinks about this strange behaviour… And this is his doll Cynthia, who got to go Skydiving […]

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Another Classic PJ Moment

I had a mate at school who was just a tiny bit cooler than the rest of us. A sportsman, and, as he used to say, with calf muscles the same size as Arnie’s”, he also used to smoke. I won’t name his name in case his parents read this (unlikely) and didn’t know he […]

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Surprising Stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Part 2)

When I started writing them all down after our recent trip to Sydney, I realised that there really are just too many stories for one post, so here a continuation and final 4 stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its amazing history. And in case you missed them, click here to check out the […]

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Surprising Stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Part 1)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an incredible icon, not just of design but also of the truly genius foresight of the man who designed it. Here are some stories I recently heard that I personally find pretty amazing. 1. Incredible planning foresight Picture it like this. The bridge was designed in the 1920’s, and built […]

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The Athena in Sydney Harbour

If you were in Sydney for New Year’s Eve you will not have missed the Athena. Owned by serial entrepreneur perhaps best known for co-founding Netscape, Jim Clarke, the Athena is a clipper-bowed 3 masted Gaff Rigged Schooner (apparently, at least according to this wikipedia entry). There are few man made things that can hold their own […]

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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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Qatar World Cup Stadiums

I, like many people, am utterly confused about why and how Qatar is going to host the football worldcup. A nation of 1.7 million people hosting a tournament that brought 450,000 people to South Africa in the first two weeks of June. Lets not mention that most of these visitors will require a drink (in […]

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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 Red Eye from New York to London

I recently posted about Christoph Niemann’s super clever representations of New York life as told through the rather surprising medium of lego. While checking out some of the pictures on his New York Times blog, I re-discovered this brilliant graphic version of the various sources of entertainment, boredom and frustration on a typical red eye […]

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