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Beogram Cd 3300

Oh No, More B&O

I wrote an article about my love of Bang & Olufsen hifi in my blog. One of my dreams was to build a late 80’s 3300 system for my new design studio, comprising the Beomaster 3300 Type 2951 receiver, Beogram 3300 record deck, Beocord 3300 cassette deck, Beogram CD3300 compact disc player and Bevox RL 140 […]
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Dyson Am4 Hot Cold Fan

Dyson AM04 Hot Investment

I took the great leap and invested in a Dyson AM04 Hot Fan Heater using Air Multiplier technology. Dyson were selling refurbished units on Ebay for a vastly reduced price. I guess it was a bargain in relation to the SRP. However, it was still very expensive. The Good Stuff It offers very fast and […]
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Shabby To Chic

Shabby Chic or Smartly Restored?

We are in the process of redecorating our late 19th Century cottage and something is happening to me as I get older. Something quite disturbing! I’m going to stick my neck right out on this one. For as long as I can remember I’ve been a fan of the Bauhaus movement, the Eames style and very clean cut lines and surfaces.
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Dyson Air Multiplier Fan

Dyson Air Multiplier Fans

I know the Dyson Air Multiplier fans have been blogged about at length but I felt inclined to put my thoughts down on a recent retail decision making experience. I’ve been looking for a fan for home, especially in my boys’ bedroom where it gets quite hot. The sun tracks around their bedroom from 11:30 […]
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Philips Living Sculpture 3d

I Want a Philips LivingSculpture

Now this would be pretty cool on your living room ceiling – the Philips LivingSculpture developed by Christopher Bauder of WHITE Void. Okay, so it might not be the most traditional installation for my old cottage, but WOW anyway! From the Philips Lighting website: LivingSculpture 3D module system from WHITEvoid on Vimeo.
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Bang Olufsen 9000 My Dream

Oh B&O

I unashamedly admit that I love Bang & Olufsen hi-fi. At one time I had three systems and two pairs of speakers, one pair being real big ones (ooh)! I promise you, I’m not getting all designer on you – well not like Kevin McCloud anyway. My love stems from the fact that not only […]
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Designing In Devon

Designing in Devon

I moved to Devon in February 1999 and started my graphic design business in June 1999. I quickly found that I was able to offer excellent graphic design and web design to my clients in Devon and Cornwall at ultra competitive fees. I had been studying the “new media” that was web design and quickly […]
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Englebert Eurovision 2012

Engelbert Humperdinck Eurovision 2012

I love the Eurovision Song Contest – seriously! We have a few friends and their kids round every year to watch the final. Homemade pizza, beer, wine and pudding ease us through the proceedings to the final anti-climax. Well, us Brits are not allowed to win are we. I’m getting behind Engelbert Humperdinck in Eurovision […]
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Apple Thought Police Censorship

The Apple Thought Police

I recently asked a few questions on the Apple Forum. Specifically it was about iCloud, Snow Leopard and the lack of Apple support for the combined technologies. I had 7 posts removed when I asked other forum members what they thought of this issue. I even received a brief response to say that other members know about the […]
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Honda Posters

Lissitzky vs Honda: the Bauhaus style

Sometimes it’s weird how you spot a group of random things that are all of interest. I stumbled across a set of Hondamentalism posters following the Bauhaus style, in my opinion the one of greatest of the design movements… At design school I studied and animated work by El Lissitzky, an iconic Russian artist, designer, photographer, […]
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Dc Comics Branding

Comic Book to Media Entertainment Giant

Brand first or logo? I think DC may have lost their way a little. Take a look at the lineage of the DC logos above. From a very basic 1940′s “stamp” style design to the 1970′s “baseball” flavour and then onto 2005 when we see a dynamic “hero” design. I can see a genuine progression […]
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Hand Made Star Wars Poster

Hand Made Star Wars Posters

George Lucas is at it again with Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D. The films are kept fresh in our minds through continuous merchandising and re-releases. I’m a big fan and proud to say that I queued for hours to make sure I got in to see the original Star Wars (episode […]
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Steve Whitford Jewellery

Stunning Whitford Jewellery

A very good friend of mine, Steve Whitford, has been designing and making jewellery for over 20 years. He dares to design rings that other jewellers would regard as commercially dangerous. That’s why I love his work; he breaks all the rules and writes his own! Myself and my wife proudly own his work. He even […]
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Mclaren Mp4 12c

A Car Named after a Fax Machine?

Very rarely do I desire an object. I pride myself on enjoying what I have and not wanting too much (apart from B&O hifi). I guess you could call it a “kind of Karmic calmness”. Then came the McLaren MP4-12C supercar! Cars have always been a passion but I’m able to stand back and admire what others […]
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Amazing Street Art

Amazing Grafitti & Street Art

I guess most of us associate street art with graffiti, after all it tends to stick around for quite a while (until the local council paint over it or clean it off). I’m a fan of graffiti although I do find tagging (writing) a very lazy way to express oneself. Through the media, Banksy is probably the […]
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Wikipedia Used By Designers

Probably the Best Website in the World

I use Wikipedia almost every day of my life. In my view it’s a stunning resource for just about anything you can think of. So my kids need a definitive answer, there it is, Wikipedia. I need to find out about a chemical compound (don’t ask me why), yes, you guessed it, Wikipedia. I make […]
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