Monthly Archives: October 2010

Inflatable bin liner art

Joshua Allen Harris makes* sculptures out of bin liners. He arranges them to look like litter discarded on the street but they are attached to subway air vents in the pavement and, when a train goes through underneath, the air pressure … Continue reading

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Odd. That doesn’t look like South Korea…

I know a little while ago I mentioned I was going on holiday to South Korea, but somehow my long weekend in Soul turned into 10 days in Thailand. At first I tried to capture my experiences as a video … Continue reading

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Tread Softly

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, … Continue reading

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My word: it’s 13 months since the last Fat Bird Benchmark! Shocking. I went out using the couch to 10k iPhone app and, when I got back, was amazed to discover I’d run 4 miles. Ok, I didn’t actually run … Continue reading

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The end of summer

The sun is warm, but no longer scorching, and it is finally cool in the shade. There is a gentle breeze that flutters the leaves; rosy with the first flush of their autumn wardrobe. It has rained all weekend and washed the … Continue reading

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Kouzushima is one of the Izu Islands – an archipelago of volcanic islands South East of Tokyo Bay and part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu national park. Last month I spent 10 hours getting there on an overnight ferry and pitched a … Continue reading

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Happiness Muscat

On my way to Narita airport for my recent trip to Switzerland, I stayed at one of the airport hotels.  It was nice hotel with a spacious room and, when I checked in, I was offered my choice from a … Continue reading

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Entropy and emergent behaviour

I put all my washing into the tumble dryer, and this is what came out*: It did make carrying it back up the stairs a lot easier. * and, no, I didn’t put it in the drier like that and, … Continue reading

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I’m baaa-aack!

Hello, I’m home Holiday write up to follow at some point after I’ve had some sleep. In the meantime, watch this fabulous song from Tim Minchin (and it’s got no swearing in it this time whatsoever*). Hat tip to the … Continue reading

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