Thursday, October 29, 2009

How do you like

THESE apples?

Custom made for me by Vitor at Recycled Bicycles Amsterdam. Single speed, blue old school frame, backpedal brakes, drop handlebars, red grips and rims, white mud and chainguards, built to my size and specs for €225.

London, prepare thyself for Amsterdam town bike in blauw, rood and wit. All hail Vitor's (exportable, if you're interested) customs.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tottenham Fancy Stadium

They're still working on the title, but I think that the above would be pretty good.
Yes, Tottenham Hotspur are getting a new stadium - a planning application was submitted today and Spurs should be playing there by 2012. In case you haven't already gathered, this is a bit of a special interest story.
SO it's 56,000 seats and has a single-tier stand (like the world-famous Kop at Anfield) - so what? Well, the point is that it's something to match Arsenal's stinky stadium just a few miles south and, frankly, any positive or expansive plans for any sports team you love can only be a good thing. I can't get my season ticket on because they cost a fortune and it's hell of a commitment, but if I could then... well, then I would.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fashion finger puppets

Following the success of Karl Lagerfelt at NYFW earlier this year, a whole array of fashion finger puppets are now available at Liberty.

Get a boxset of your favourite fashion city: Milan, London, New York or Paris. Giorgio and Donatella have been knitted out of orange wool (excellent attention to detail), and the Victor & Rolf body comes with two heads. Of course it does.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The World's Greatest Flag

There was no messing around in The Benin Empire. If you went there, you went there with RESPECT OR LOOK WHAT HAPPENED:

The Benin Empire (1440-1897) was a pre-colonial African state of modern Nigeria. This was its flag. It depicts a man solemnly and very cleanly decapitating another man, who had just started to toprock.

Remember: the citizens of Benin LOATHE b-boying.

2008 Presidential Election Poster

Now THAT'S a memento. From Marbury.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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