Friday, 26 April 2013

The urban swans are nesting again...

I really am weirdly fond of Plymouth...

Monday, 15 April 2013

Vintage Textron Ads

When I went to the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle last week to write a review for museeme, one of my favourite unexpected discoveries was a vintage advert for Textron fabrics which consisted of two girls on broomsticks wearing Textron blouses, their bottom halves made of grass and reeds like some strange marsh mermaids. I have searched and searched for that image and sadly failed, but in the meantime found so many amazing vintage ads for Textron (the tree stove one I actually own a print of not realising what is was for!) that I felt I had to share some here.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

The oldest known image of Lisbon...

I've become a bit obsessed with going to Lisbon recently. Here's the apparently earliest known image of said beautiful city from the Crónica de Dom Afonso Henriques by Duarte Galvão of 1500-1510.

Thursday, 4 April 2013


My friend Ryan Norris, who did the great music for part three of me and Ana's The City poem has a new video "Sideman" under his Coupler moniker. You can watch it here