One Nation Under CCTV
11/19/2011 14:53:46 PM
There are few places left in central London that are not under surveillance. The rise of CCTV in the UK has been exponential over the past two decades. The ‘War Against Terror’ has been used to justify this extensive intrusion on the privacy of ‘consumers’ on an unprecedented..
11/19/2011 02:56:28 AM
London is a living, breathing organism that continually consumes itself before regurgitating new structures and forms that change its landscape forever. Rivers, pubs and buildings have all disappeared in the name of modernization, a process that is an instrinsic characteristic of a big metropol..
The Golden Grasshopper
11/19/2011 02:50:39 AM
I am in no doubt that if he were alive today Sir Thomas Gresham would be Governor of the Bank of England, smoozing the European Union into accepting the Pound Sterling as the new base currency of the Eurozone. This man could sell sand to the Saharan Nomads!
The son of English merchant, Lord m..
The Tyburn Tree
11/16/2011 14:31:38 PM
The terrible and deadly Tyburn Tree, which was situated on the northeast edge of Hyde Park was a symbol of justice in the middle ages. The huge triangular gallows, erected in 1571 and made of thick wooden crossbeams 3m (9ft) long on 5.5m (18ft) legs, was the place where cut-throats, thieves and..
11/15/2011 15:28:14 PM
There is furniture known for its ‘lounging’ capability, favoured for its ability to envelop the user in a soft malleable cushioned mass of comforting material. Then there is contemporary furniture that places equal emphasis on the style and design of an item and its aesthetic value. Both..
The River Westbourne
11/15/2011 15:24:49 PM
The Tyburn, Fleet and Westbourne are just a few of the many rivers of London that have disappeared throughout the years. As London developed and grew, bridges were built to allow crossing and walls were erected to control the numerous rivers and streams. The exponential rise in the population of Lon..
I Have Money
11/15/2011 15:21:45 PM
There was a time when wearing a suit would mean you were an upstanding member of society, reassuringly conventional in your tastes and invariably financially solvent. With the ongoing crisis occuring in the Eurozone and the inability of the besuited leaders to form any coherent answers to the proble..
11/10/2011 14:47:41 PM
When the only roads were Roman, the London canal system was the veins to the Thames’ main artery. The life blood of the industrial revolution, these man-made watery furrows pumped the fuel of modernity to the heart of England. Today, the genteel sway of moored houseboats ec..
11/10/2011 02:11:52 AM
The stencil of Mr Monopoly is the calling card of New York grafitti artist Alec Monopoly. A satirical take on the current financial meltdown of global capitalism utilising the symbol of the world famous board game or the mindless vandalism of a very naughty boy.
On the run from the ..
The Steel Drum
11/09/2011 03:46:59 AM
A flotilla of steel drums, or pans, lie randomly stacked outside the Notting Hill art centre known as The Tabernacle, located on Powis Square. Originated as a musical instrument in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad & Tabago, these chromatically pitched percussion contructs are cut from 55 gallon ..
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