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There’s something a little bit annoying when you go to London and realise you’ve forgotten your camera. Even more annoying when you remember your camera but then realise the memory card is sat nicely in your Macbook SD slot…210 miles away.

Never mind! I can just use the camera on my phone right? 8 megapixels is better than my old Pentax compact and that was a beauty! 

How foolish I am. Bag of crap phone won’t focus, compensate for light levels or even synchronise the shutter sound with when the image is captured…because hearing the fake sound of film being wound on is essential to photography, clearly.

I guess my point is, why equip a phone with an 8MP ability if the fundamentals are so floored you’ll get a terrible photo even if you used a tripod?

Phone issues aside, South Kensington was pretty decent. Once you remember you’re in Chelsea and that £3 pint is now £4.60 it was easy to see why every other car is a Porsche. Although sending your children to school in uniforms reminiscent of a day out with Mary Poppins might still take me a while to grasp.

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The last accredited brief I completed for second year at York College was web design. I’ve been designing for the web since the days of Microsoft front page express, and for webpages to only have advanced as far as javascript & flash in those 10 years I’m pretty sure learning .html is about as useful as learning how to record radio to cassette tapes. Watching the app sensation take off over the last couple of years I am pretty sure the death of the webpage as it exists today, will come sooner rather than later. 
How about a personal portfolio on an app? Seems to make sense - to me at least.

The last accredited brief I completed for second year at York College was web design. I’ve been designing for the web since the days of Microsoft front page express, and for webpages to only have advanced as far as javascript & flash in those 10 years I’m pretty sure learning .html is about as useful as learning how to record radio to cassette tapes. Watching the app sensation take off over the last couple of years I am pretty sure the death of the webpage as it exists today, will come sooner rather than later. 

How about a personal portfolio on an app? Seems to make sense - to me at least.

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hollybagnall:

So did you know Dali designed the Chupa Chups Logo?
Chupa Chups logo (1969)
“In 1969 Dali was approached by Spanish confectioners Chupa Chups to design a new logo, and the result became as instantly recognisable as his melting clocks. Dali incorporated the Chupa Chups name into a brightly coloured daisy shape. Always keenly aware of branding, Dali suggested the logo be placed on top of the lolly instead of the side so that it could always be seen intact.
Eye-catching, bold and deceptively simple, the logo has been barley changed since Dali created it.”

hollybagnall:

So did you know Dali designed the Chupa Chups Logo?

Chupa Chups logo (1969)

“In 1969 Dali was approached by Spanish confectioners Chupa Chups to design a new logo, and the result became as instantly recognisable as his melting clocks. Dali incorporated the Chupa Chups name into a brightly coloured daisy shape. Always keenly aware of branding, Dali suggested the logo be placed on top of the lolly instead of the side so that it could always be seen intact.

Eye-catching, bold and deceptively simple, the logo has been barley changed since Dali created it.”

(Source: jacobpover)

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Possibly the oddest project hand in I’ve done - maybe second to crisp packet woman http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4ae3lt7DP1rsf3neo1_1280.jpg

Possibly the oddest project hand in I’ve done - maybe second to crisp packet woman http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4ae3lt7DP1rsf3neo1_1280.jpg

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Hand binding books is pretty rewarding, if not drastically time consuming.

Hand binding books is pretty rewarding, if not drastically time consuming.

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Guy with a camera where his eye used to be - awesome.

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I hope if a couple ever did this seriously, this would actually happen.

I hope if a couple ever did this seriously, this would actually happen.

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From Dentsu, Sao Paulo.

From Dentsu, Sao Paulo.

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Curtesy of JWT, London.

Curtesy of JWT, London.

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Not being funny, but this easily could have been parked normally.

Not being funny, but this easily could have been parked normally.

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Came across this blog looking at urban knitting. Some very creative works by talented people on here.

Came across this blog looking at urban knitting. Some very creative works by talented people on here.

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This is made entirely from magazine paper. Imagining what else you could make using this method makes me wish I had more spare time.

This is made entirely from magazine paper. Imagining what else you could make using this method makes me wish I had more spare time.

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This is pretty impressive. Love traditional processes.

(Source: hollybagnall)

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I had always wondered why a meter maid was called such. Turns out it was because when parking meters were introduced a businessman in Queensland, Australia hired attractive women to top up peoples parking meters with coins and leave a calling card under the windscreen wiper. It still happens today. Not sure it will catch on in York though, slipping in £2.60 minimum, in a bikini, in wet, cold and probably windy England.

I had always wondered why a meter maid was called such. Turns out it was because when parking meters were introduced a businessman in Queensland, Australia hired attractive women to top up peoples parking meters with coins and leave a calling card under the windscreen wiper. It still happens today. Not sure it will catch on in York though, slipping in £2.60 minimum, in a bikini, in wet, cold and probably windy England.