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A visit to Ditto Press for risograph printing

As a way of documenting the ‘How long is a piece of string‘ installation, I designed a fold-out poster containing some background information about the project.

Also included are details about the process of making the work, photos of the installation at The Flying Dutchman, and links to how the project has continued to develop. This is one of the first mock-ups that I made…


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Camden Art Centre exhibition booklets

Beautiful and useful way of cataloguing Camden Arts Centre exhibitions in a consistent way. I don’t mind paying £1 for each one, and really like the idea that as you add them to the binder, you create a self-curated collection of shows. Something similar appealed to me about the presentation of OMA’s ‘what we are currently thinking about’ in the recent exhibition at The Barbican. The concepts were printed onto pads of paper fixed to the wall, and you were encouraged to tear sheets off from the ones that caught your interest. Maybe I’m just a bit of a magpie and like collecting the pretties :). Btw, the CAC bookshop is amazing.
Design by Dan Goggins (Practise) and Sara De Bondt

Catherine André in The Knitter magazine


I don’t even know if she does knitting patterns, but… On pg 20 of this issue there are some gorgeous knit pieces by Catherine André… They were just part of the the Martin Storey ‘mood board’ thing about fairisle, and I think
I was supposed to be paying more attention to The Knitter patterns as
part of it, but I got so distracted by Catherine’s colours and patterns

Does anyone know anything / heard about her? I'd like to wear virtually every single item on the page in the above link! I wonder if she just designs knitwear, or if you she does patterns too [crosses fingers]

old classics….

I looked through this book – Still Open – in Foyles and somehow all that day I came across a bunch of shops, galleries and websites that somehow embody that classic, independent feel. The book reminds you that there are still gems in London to be proud of (a bit like Classic Cafes does) , evocative of a time when high streets looked like this, instead of endless chain stores… although Paxton and Whitfield (scroll down the page) still looks pretty much the same on Jermyn St today…

Good to see The Piccadilly Cafe mentioned, Lina Stores on Brewer St and
the Fishmongers L. S. Mash with wrought iron sea scene above it on Atlantic Rd…

You already know about A Gold, but have you been to Labour & Wait? Rennart has moved to the seaside and I’ve never been to St Jude’s in Norfolk, but would like some clothes from the Old Town!


So this week was a bit about wishes and I kept coming accross things that were wish related… dropping pennies into a fountain to hope a wish comes true, wishing on a star, Christmas wishes, blowing out birthday cake candles and making a wish, even wishing when you find an eyelash on your cheek! But the wishing *for* things…? I’ll have to think hard ‘cos, as the saying goes, be careful what you wish for – it might come true! (ha – I just typed that as fish…fishing for wishes….) Well anyway – this man made a list and has acheived 109 of them in the past 60 years!

A nice thing: This lady in Oregon will soon have her crochet patterns stocked at loop – and wrote some very nice things about the website and the shop on her blog! She also loves London… It made me v happy… :)