383 Reasons I Haven’t Been Around
In my line of work I get asked a lot of questions, such as “Why are you never around on your personal blog?”, “Did you actually read back what you’ve just written?”, “Where’s the money you owe me?” and “Why can’t you be funnier?”.
I can answer the first question fairly easily. (The other three are more tricky).
Since October 2008, I’ve had the pleasure and honour of being part of the team over at WebUrbanist, with a six-month gap from February to August ’09 while I went away and did other things, including this. And on Tuesday, I submitted my twenty-sixth and final article.
Eighteen collections of furniture and furnishings. Five assortments of urban wonders. A small orchestra of weird musical instruments, and a bunch of videogames that modern science says might (that’s not legally binding, adds my lawyer) help you be a better human being. All skimmed from the cream of tech/gadget & design blogging on the web, including Yanko Design, CribCandy, Design Boom, Gizmodo, Tech Crunch, Inhabitat and many more.
A lot of alliteration, a punnet of appalling puns. Three hundred and eighty-three items, briefly mentioned, briefly boggling the mind, briefly reminding that the world is delightfully barmier than we’re taught it should be.
Follow the links to find them all.
Chairs (17th October 2008)
Tables (20th October 2008)
Beds (26th October 2008)
Hat Racks and Coat Racks (3rd November 2008)
Mirrors (10th November 2008)
Sinks and Wash Basins (17th November 2008)
Cabinets & Cupboards (3rd December 2008)
Lamps and Lighting (8th December 2008)
Doors (17th December 2008)
Showers and Baths (23rd December 2008)
Rugs and Mats (29th December 2009)
Stools (13th January 2009)
Gaming Geek Furniture (23rd January 2009)
Toilets (3rd February 2009)
Cities Under Threat Of Abandonment (13th August 2009)
Remote Abandoned Places (1st September 2009)
Video Games that Might Help You Get a Life (8th September 2009)
Intentionally Wonky Buildings (22nd September 2009)
(Most ReTweeted: 222 times so far).
Alarm Clocks (29th September 2009)
New Cities Built from Scratch (13th October 2009)
Buildings in Motion (20th October 2009)
Geeky Room Makeovers (27th October 2009)
Teapots (3rd November 2009)
Wonders of the Shipping World (10th November 2009)
New Musical Instruments (17th November 2009)
(Most shared on Facebook – 350+ times so far).
Umbrellas (24th November 2009)