Category: #sundayscraps

A Marcel Duchamp urinal print on some scaffolding in South London.

Sunday Scraps #25

I was insulted on Professor Gilbert’s behalf when her raising her twins was framed alongside the fact that her husband had quit his job to care of them. The reverse happens every single day and noone writes about it. / Didn’t realise Brassaï had taken…

A rainbow over Southwark bridge

Sunday Scraps #24

I have spent most of my time in London in the south (living west at the moment – which I’m still getting used to after over five years) and I would say it does have a different feel. I have probably said before, but there…

Front windows.

Sunday Scraps #23

How to be alone, a poem / Stag Horn’s Sumach which I spotted in my neighbourhood/ Economics for the people / On the theory of ghosting / Cambridge University Moral Sciences Club / the Australian immigration system has updated its values to describe religious laws…

The East side of Blackfriars Bridge on the Southbank.

Sunday Scraps #22

Diamonds made from the carbon in air / Dr. Jessica Taylor’s fantastic 30 lessons learnt for her 30th / the New York Times equivalent of Radio 3’s Slow Radio / Remembering ‘Turning the place over’ by Richard Wilson / his Italian Job bus on top…

Late night looking at Southwark Bridge.

Sunday Scraps #21

It’s been 20 years since IDII opened its doors and 14 since it closed them (and I graduated). The founding team is giving a talk about it next month. / Rachel Syme from the NewYorker has started a pen pal thing / Public Practice is…

Seaside in Margate on a Saturday night

Sunday Scraps #20

Loved the work of José Luis Vargas at Carl Freedman Gallery / Beehive design company whose logo Medium stole / The ‘head tooling’ section of Ken Isaacs 1974 book on self builds / A Vogue article on menopause featuring a 48 year old Gwyneth. Whatever.…

A walk in 'Temple of the Winds' walk in Surrey.

Sunday Scraps #19

My talented friend Jeremy drove us to ‘Temple of the Winds’ walk in Surrey after popping in to see Mary Fraser Tytler incredible terra cotta chapel. We also drove around the modernist  Alton Estate on the way back into town. Strange that it was designed…

A tiffin tin full of lunch from Leila's kitchen in Shoreditch.

Sunday Scraps #18

A Radio 3 show that touches on Sylvia Plath’s multiple biographies including the controversial 1990 one / I was given a tiffin tin for lunch at Leila’s which I ate on Arnold Circus, staring at Marlowe House/ Walter Hopps who ran an important gallery in…

Flimsy track and trace in a restaurant in Kilburn.

Sunday Scraps #17

Can’t believe Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre is being demolished / The interiors of 222 Strand which was ventilated by two women cycling / I wore a keffiyeh I bought in Jaffa in 2008 and looked up the Palestinian version which is now mostly made…

Central Hill Estate Bunker

Sunday Scraps #16

The campaign to save Central Hill Estate, a modernist gem in Crystal Palace I tweeted about yesterday / the Vanburgh Park Estate in Blackheath was designed by Chamberlain, Powell and Bon who designed the Barbican / Someone’s been collecting the modernist homes in Lambeth, might…