M25 shut after explosion on lorry. “All eight lanes of a section of the M25 are closed after a lorry containing hydrogen peroxide exploded. The fire has now been put out on the vehicle which is at junction 13, the exit to Staines in Middlesex. ”
Weird to be sitting at home, working away, then have this news plop into my inbox. Just 1/4 mile away from me this is all going on. Yet it’s a bright, happy, shiny day on the river here at home.
Here’s a shot of Shannon in the back garden with our new stroller. Nothing beats being prepared ahead of time.
Shannon got her name in the Financial Times! They interviewed her for this article: “Anthropologists get to the bottom of customer needs”. It talks about how different technology companies use customer research in the development of their products.
I was asked if some of my architecture images could be used on Architypes.net. The site is a collaborative wiki that’s focused on describing architecture as a set of patterns , each of which correspond to an idea for successful architectural design. A pattern might, for example, descibe a way in which a building uses natural light or fits into it’s environment. It’s an interesting idea.
My shots are sprinkled around the site in different pattern descriptions, and also listed conveniently on this page.
I’m afraid I sympathize with this article entitled “A gadget bag is the new man purse” a little TOO much. I’m a bag elitist. I’m finding it hard to move much beyond my Crumpler Farmer’s Double, which is ideal for my two big-ticket items, my laptop and SLR. These bags from Chrome are still getting my attention, though.
Some really beautiful, curvy work at MAP, a design and illustration company based in California.
Pleasure cards. I like the concept of these cool, personal business cards with nothing on them but a pointer to your website.
Smart color pickers. “ColorBlender will generate a Photoshop and Illustrator Tables, email recipe to a friend, or suggest a Pantone match.”
Birds in urban areas of Germany have apparently started mimicing ringtones.