Archive for May, 2010

Chaps, there’s a new pop-up gallery opening tomorrow, with artworks inspired by good ol’ London town. The exhibition, organised by Outline Editions, is only on from 28th May to 3 July, and features drawings and prints from artists such as James Jarvis, Anthony Burrill, Lizzie Finn, Supermundane and Kate Moross. It’s just off Carnaby Street, […]


I usually try to keep this a relatively advert-free zone, but these two are awesome:


Geekcamp 3

19May10

A very speedy post as I’m off to Spain later and I really should be looking for my passport. But if you’re in London tonight and looking for a fun networky event for people interested in books, literature and techy stuff, Geekcamp‘s your place. I can’t make it (unless my passport doesn’t surface),  but I […]


Slightly old news, this, but still worth mentioning: five minutes of exercise in open spaces each day can help boost your mental health, according to recent research. The findings come from Prof. Jules Pretty at the University of Essex, who says that even moderate exercise can help lift our mood and build self-esteem. He suggests […]


Ping London

13May10

Ping pong, table tennis, whiff whaff; whatever you call it, after Boris’s emphatic speech reclaiming ping pong back to these shores two years ago, it looks like it’s going to be a feature of London’s spaces this summer. 100 ping pong tables are being set up across the city, as part of the mayor’s plans […]


Mash up

12May10

Despite wealth of crap mash-ups out there, I still like ’em. This is a particularly good effort:


Reading time folks, as there’s a new book out, which is apparently very thorough on the role of play in human development. It’s called The Evolution of Childhood by the American anthropologist Melvin Konner, and the critics are praising it to the hilt. Here’s a quote nabbed off Amazon from Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, author of […]