Saturday, 25 July 2009

July reading material

I p[icked up these this week, with Ad Boy being the stand out find, It is a wonderful book with page after page of advertising characters from over the decades, with only a handful familiar to me as it is an American book. This American aesthetic is very attractive to me and I find it nostalgic despite it not being part of my history; perhaps its a conditioned response.

The ephemera book is a series academic work aimed at librarians. I have had a brief skim through but need to spend a bit more time on this one.

A great article about St Albans based glasses shop Retrospecs. The Black brand glasses they stock are really tempting for getting my Micheal Caine steez on.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Yo Yo

Found this whilst doing the weekly Tesco shop. Currently working on my spin technique.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

18 Holes

I managed to fit in two rounds of golf this morning, albeit mini/crazy. At last a sport I can play!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Car Boot Sale FInd

This was an exciting find. A huge glass display box so I can start my own museum at home. Whilst I don't envisage any taxidermy residing within it I could picture a big vinyl figure in it.

Saturday, 4 July 2009


Thanks to Sol for putting me onto this. Whilst apparently originally written for a general audience (albeit Japanese), this translated cultural thesis is not as light reading as the "packaging" suggests. IIf you have a grounding in philosophy or have studied post modernism etc you might find it easier going than I have. It has been most rewarding though and has made me reflect on my own pursuits and "narratives".