Showing posts from October, 2009

love letters Project by Asia Wong

300 loveletters written to strangers - lovely project by Asia Wong pointed out by Nicole : love letters

Interiors - Valeria Hedman - rising star

Design week has nominated an ex-student - Valeria Hedman as a 'rising star' of the design industry. She and her partner Falko designed my book 'In their Own Words' Interiors - Valeria Hedman | Features | Design Week

Green spaces 'improve health'

A report suggests that a green oasis forms around a green space with improved health for those who live in the immediate area. BBC NEWS | Health | Green spaces 'improve health'

London Festival of Architecture

Next project - London Festival of Architecture - this is the brief for the Student festival. IASF_2010_Brief.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Open Museum at Glasgow

Glasgow has a reputation of excellent engagement with its community - see their open Museum site: Thanks for the link, nicole Open Museum

Phisick - Medical Antique web site

We had a visit to the Museum from an amazing group of octogenerians who used to work for Downs Bros - the medical instrument makers that was originally in St Thomas St, SE1. They described the positively Victorian apprenticeship system and gave an insight into medical instrument makers. Two were still making bespoke medical instruments. They reported that the brand Downe Bros was still in use. The following site was discovered by Colin and has interesting images of antique medical instruments Stitch Holder by Down Brothers - Medical Antique

Letter to Press about the Old Operating Theatre Museum

' The Old Operating Theatre Museum in Southwark is a cut above the Portland Anaesthesia Museum' Julian Futter, London - I think in the Guardian? Also I think in the context of puns about names rather than being taken literately! Colin pointed this out to me.


This is the facebook page of art Curator HANS ULRICH OBRIST He seems to have a lot of fans! HANS ULRICH OBRIST | Facebook

PostSecret web site

The Post Secrets site is a place you can anonomously post your secrets to the internet. Interesting blog. PostSecret

In Their Own Words: now on Amazon.

At last my other book is available on Amazon - although I am still awaiting official notice from the publisher. There is no picture or any keywords so I can't imagine anyone will find it! But at least it is theree - they also have the price wrong as we agreed £5.99 not £6.99 In Their Own Words: Kevin Flude: Books

Book sales

I got a nice letter from the publisher saying they are selling 300 a week which is apparently good - and they expect sales to go up as Christmas approaches. People have been kind enough to tell me they have seen in various shops and even that they have enjoyed reading it. I see Amazon is retailing it at 6.99 and associates at 3.99 which is cheaper than I can get it at!

Do Stamford Hill's Jews need integration?

This is a thoughtful Observer article about intergration Rafael Behr: Do Stamford Hill's Jews need integration? | Comment is free | The Observer

Predictioneer: How to predict the future with game-theory

This sounds very interesting. Predictioneer: How to predict the future with game-theory

bookleteer by proboscis

Provoscis are launching their new paperbook publishing system. bookleteer

10 Product Designs That are Inspired by Nature | Scienceray

Interesting web site on bio-mimetics - design inspired by nature. 10 Product Designs That are Inspired by Nature | Scienceray

History Cookbook - Cookit!

Want to enjoy a Prehistoric Feast? A Saxon nibble? a Victorian Blow Out. Try this site -just remember to invite me! History Cookbook - Cookit!

Mixed messages from new technology

I have had about 4 people following me on twitter in the last week from Shropshire - this must represent people who heard my radio interview on BBC Radio Shropshire. On the other hand I received an abusive comment to this blog from someone claiming to be one of my students.

Staffordshire Hoard on show to 13th October at Birmingham

To see the staffordshire hoard go here: Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, West Midlands - Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Open Archive for Archaeological documents

This is a new attempt to give access to documents from archaeological excavations - sometimes know as 'grey' publications. looks ok but not much in it yet. Open Archive > Home

Bluehenge - new stone circle found near stonehenge

The small henge of 30 bluestones was found where the Avenue from Stonehenge meets the River Avon. Another triumph from the Stonehenge Riverside project Henge with no stones: Unearthed, the site that could be monument's little sister | Mail Online The following press release was put out by the CBA Marcus Smith 5 October 2009 16:53 Reply-To: British archaeology discussion list To: This on behalf of Mike Parker-Pearson and the Stonehenge Riverside Project team. (More details - plus photos from Aerial-Cam - on the Britarch website: '') ------------------------------------------------------------ BLUESTONEHENGE: TECHNICAL DETAILS The circle is just under 10m in diameter and was surrounded by a henge – a ditch with an external bank – with an entrance to the east. The henge ditch is 25m in diameter and sits at the end of the 1¾-mile avenue that leads from Stonehenge to the river. Excavation

Museum Blogs - Museum News and Blog Directory

This is a list of Museum based Blogs. Museum Blogs - Museum News and Blog Directory

Navigating the Amazon Sales Ranking | WebProNews

This is an article which analyses what the sales ranking system is on Amazon book sales. The system is very archane so this helps. Navigating the Amazon Sales Ranking | WebProNews

The Staffordshire Hoard

Archaeologists think this amazing find will be as important as Sutton Hoo in redefining our Anglo-saxon past. This is the web site. The Staffordshire Hoard Salon IFA 221 reports on the significance of the hoard: As for the significance of the hoard, our Fellow and Council member Leslie Webster summed it up best when she said that the hoard is ‘the metalwork equivalent of finding a new Lindisfarne Gospels or Book of Kells; archaeologists and art-historians are going to have to rethink the chronology of metalwork, and think again about rising and failing kingdoms, the expression of regional identities in this period, the complicated transition from paganism to Christianity, the conduct of battle and the nature of fine metalwork production — to name only a few of the many huge issues it raises.’ The bare fact is that this hoard represents a massive increase in pure numerical terms in the quantity of material available to study from this period: substantial books have been written o