Richard Roger’s interview with Dezeen is a hallmark performance of succinctness and modesty. The message is simple – architects have a duty to society that’s age old and universal – a moral rather than moralistic purpose. 3m47s that’s worth watching.
Sorry for this – we’ve had to increase post charges to £3.50 for Standard Delivery and £4.75 for First Class.
In April Royal Mail radically increased the price of all but the smaller parcels. We moved lots of orders to MyHermes but they too, have increased prices by the same %.
All this said, O&l charges are less than many online retailers and cover the cost price of sending only.
There’s a tussle for the education system that’s only heard through soundbites — a debate around the history of subjects and the fierce conservatism of policy makers. The result, under this government, is that design and technology (the broad areas of human endeavour, not just the school subject) are being sidelined in favour of a rush to a romanticised past. Seems extraordinary, at a time when technological knowledge and application through good design is so critically important we don’t headline the subject in the curriculum.
The Mary Rose sank in 1545, was raised in 1982 and is now the reason for a museum whose building is the very evocation of the great ship itself. The short Guardian movie is a good way to get a sense of the building and its contents.
It seems that one neuron or another in our brain is attached to exact physical spaces we encounter every day. It’s a wonderful idea that the brain is packed with markers that fire when we’ve reached this or that spot. Not only do we attach stories to places but can also locate them precisely in space – “Each neuron cares for one place,” says one scientist. More in Emily Badger’s excellent article in http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/05/were-only-beginning-understand-how-our-brains-make-maps/5678/
We’ve had a messy couple of weeks because of server issues and hope you weren’t inconvenienced. All is now back up and running. Load times are faster than before. Next, a switch in payment gateways.
Thanks to our friends at Spiral Media for their hard work.
Our shop has been open for two weeks. We’ve had tons of good will from customers and passers-by – one lady stopped at the entrance and simply said, “nice shop…”, before walking on. We’lll be moving our online business there soon, to make what should be a very viable concern. More about the locality in a future blog.
New in… From the Jura, the region of France with a long tradition of toy making from wood, Vilac – classic toy cars. More at http://objectandline.co.uk/kids/vilac-wooden-toys