this is interesting only in so much as i completely depends on where you live and what you’re able to grow. Living in London, I cant even get herbs to grow because of the lack of sunlight these days.
Some really nice images from the London transport museum, can’t wait to go once tourist season is over.
Archive for December, 2007
Really nice, especially seen in “duelity” mode, side by side.
“Similarly if the individual offers the other a product or a service, they will often find during the interaction there will be no time and place immediately available for eating the pudding that the proof can be found in”.
From Erving Goffman’s The presentation of self in everyday life.
Well I suppose it’s one among many ways to get people to visit Belgium…
“The sleek, feminine, cap-less design, make it ideal for women of all ages.” Someone in their copyrighting department is having a laugh clearly.
really interesting site about service design and the tourism industry. Nie to har about some new voices.
way too many buzzwords here, but I’m still intrigued
I must confess I hardly find the time to keep updated on world events, a sad side-effect of being involved in a startup, manufacturing hell and freelancing at the same time.
Living in navel-gazing London hasn’t made things easier and if anything, for me, 2007 was the first year in a long time when the focus shifted away from the ongoing and evermore subliminal war in Iraq to sad, ridiculous and horrible small human stories.
From Britney Spears’s embarassing love and hate relationship with a paparazzi-ridden life, to Amanda Knox’s sadistic behavior in jail after a murder only Agatha Christie would have been tempted to write about, to Maddie McCanns sad yet banal disappearance (banal when so many others go missing every day in the UK alone) ending with articles on how to take a good Facebook profile picture, it’s as if we all desperately wanted to forget about bigger issues.
I thought that sustainability would actually lead the way with Al Gore dominating headlines in early spring, but as the months went by, not unlike war and obesity, apathy took over and it slowly became someone else’s problem, or marketing strategy.
Here’s to 2008, the year where hopefully, bigger things will matter again.
Has anyone else noticed some creepy similarities between Windows and Leopard in those extremely annoying pop-ups asking something along the lines of:
“This application has been downloaded from the Internet, are you sure you want to open it?”
My answer to this is simple:
Yes, and before this, that was why I was using a Mac in the first place! Because it would trust my judgment as a user, to know what on earth I was doing. Otherwise I probably wouldn’t have upgraded to Leopard in the first place, I would have gone back to my desktop Windows PC. And if this is a way to make it easier for Windows users to switch (because God knows they’re used to popups being part of their lives) then that’s just smoke and mirrors. Switching to Mac is a pain, it _will_ take months of adaptation, but it’s worth it.
Having people over for Christmas is an event people usually dread. This year, Matt and I decided to have his family over and let me tell you, one of the things that doesn’t come with relocation packages, is an explanation of the rites around the Christmas meal.Every country has it’s own version. Some of you will have opened your gifts on the 24th at midnight, others on the same day over dinner, others on the 25th in the morning, others over lunch. Some of you might not even be celebrating Christmas, or did so around the beginning of December. Then there’s the issue of the meal. What do you serve?
Older Christmases in Paris meant a “buche de Noel”, foie gras and smoked salmon. Not here. This was more like the type of meal you have in order to make sure you have a heart attack.
On the menu:
. roasted potatoes and parsnips
. onion gravy
. ham and sausages
. cheese board with crackers
. served with champagne, white and red wine and port at the end
My stomach still hasn’t recovered fully and I suspect it’ll take a few days more. In anycase, it’s been an education :)
I hope you all had a merry xmas, and do share some of your xmas menu stories!
clearly all the smart people using the internet are on vacation, leaving the rest of them to be masochistic idiots… le sigh