Saturday, December 27, 2008

Great set of pictures of the 2008 Wimbledon men’s final

The work of Times photographer Marc Aspland, you can see the whole set here.

Trip the light fantastic

Got a little brother who thinks he’s being creative with those ‘tags’ he scribbles down the bus shelter? Show him this collection of ‘light graffiti’ – street art created over a few seconds and beautifully photographed for posterity. He won’t be doing it again.

And no, I don’t know why they do it either.

More from this great photostream on Flickr.
The no-taste telephone takes off

Obscenely rich? Questionable taste? Then maybe you’ll fancy the new Vertu Boucheron 150 – a mobile phone constructed from a block of solid gold. Despite the fact it took 1,000 man-hours to shape and 700 to polish, it still looks like something you’d pick up in the back of the News of the World for 30 quid. The rumoured real cost is around $30,000. More here at Endgadget.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

House murals in Moscow

I always liked the gable-end murals in Belfast. Could never make up my mind if I preferred the romantic Republican ones (pictures of Mary-ish women in white dresses, doves flying free, Irish crosses etc) or the really full-on Loyalist jobs (flags, red hands of Ulster, more flags). But these babies in Russia knock them both into a cocked hat. From a suburb in Moscow, they look like something the GLC would have done in the ’80s to promote “tolerance” in some rough-arse inner London shithole. Mental.

From the nutty English Russia website.