Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hit by a Mini-Twister

New York is not exactly Alabama, but last night, out of nowhere, a violent thunder and lightning display, a mighty roaring noise, and while we wrestled unsuccessfully to try to close the front door against the incredible wind, a mini-twister … Continue reading

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Warm Enough for You?

This is the time of the year in the US when you suddenly don’t need the heating set on 68 Fahrenheit (20 Celcius) any more. We were looking however at a couple of old room thermometers we own, one from … Continue reading

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Thomas Heatherwick at TED

At the TED conference in March this year Thomas Heatherwick gave a short but wonderful presentation of some of his current work and thinking, which is very much outside the box. Click here to see Thomas Heatherwick’s presentation at TED. … Continue reading

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Disappeared but not Forgotten

This week, to draw attention to the “disappearance” of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, his sculpture consisting of  twelve separate bronze sculptures, each one representing one of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, has been installed in Grand Army Plaza in … Continue reading

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