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A mother-load of The Mother Road

I’ve just spent three weeks driving down a road. This time, however, it was through choice rather than the result of a wonky sat-nav and my piss-poor navigation. It’s a long road – nearly 4000 km and it is probably associated with more iconic art and design than any other road in history. The only [...]

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Giant Children of the Corn

‘Historic’Route 66 starts with around a thousand miles of corn. The Americans like to grow corn because they can turn it into high-fructose corn syrup. Corn syrup is very cheap to produce. It is also extremely unhealthy. It’s cheaper than regular sugar, and thus gets used in any American products that need sweetening- cereals, yoghurt, [...]

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The Mickey Mousetrap

I’ve just returned from a job at Disneyland and I’m still seeing spots. More of that in a moment. In my ignorance, when I was told my next project was in Disneyland, or Mousewitz, as many of its minimum wage employees refer to it, I thought that I was being sent to Florida. No such [...]

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Trains & Boats & Planes ( & Cars & Some Very, Very Fast Bikes)

They say that travel broadens the mind, but it also broadens your backside when you have to travel 5300 km from a stag do in the Lake district, to a wedding in Camden, to a design market Budapest and then back to a motor event in The Isle of Man. And all in just over [...]

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Designer Wedding

One of my designer friends is getting married. I know this because I received an exquisitely tasteful invitation -raised lettering, pale nimbus… subtle off-white colouring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark. And I’ve been expecting it since he asked me if I’d be best man 15 years ago. [...]

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