Here follows a select few from a new collection. Acquired complete from a charity shop in Harrogate, these matchbox labels are legitimately allowed to take up vital space in my flat as they are small and can be considered ‘work related’ being as they are graphics. For these reasons they get a pass, that and they are also gorgeous. I love the variations in the same manufacturers labels over time.
I have a problem with collecting- It takes up time and money and space. I’ve come up with a way of dealing with some of these collections and that is to document them and then let them go. It ties in with an idea I had whilst doing my collections project about sequential collecting. A good example might be the motor enthusiast who has only limited resources and so might decide to own certain cars in succession- a Jaguar E Type then sell it, an Aston Martin DB5 (a step up!) then sell it. I have neither the money or space for very many things, least of all cars- these coins took my fancy. Little metal objects I like and engineering and scientific legends I also like. These coins have now been released back into the wild.
Part of an ongoing project looking at nature and the city. These are photographs of Queenhithe, AKA Bone Island. A beach opposite Tate Modern and The Globe on the Thames.
Epic new installation at the National Maritime Museum as part of their new Sammy Ofer Wing. (Kin have a new Compass Lounge there also – more on that later). You’re equipped with a ultra-violet torch which reveals text in the space and is used to interact with a series of projection ‘pools’. All with the aim to highlight the effects we’re having on the environment up there, and in particular the melting of the glaciers. Once you get over the novelty of the torches and twig it’s UV light altering the projected ‘ice’ it becomes quite poignant. A very different and unusual exhibition for any museum, much more like an immersive art piece experience.
Found these fantastically graphic house flags over on the National Maritime Museum archive. A great resource. Link: here
I can’t figure out why I like these structures but one day I’ll visit them all. The first is a series of pre-radar listening devices or acoustic mirrors in Dungeness.
Second is the sea forts at the Thames Estuary, Red Sands.
And lastly is the abandoned Bromhill Lido in Ipswich one of many which can be found on the incredibly beautiful 28 days later site- a real archive of forgotten and decrepit architectural treasures.