Archive for November, 2005

Fashion Show

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Meant to write this up today, although I see that Paul has beaten me to it! A group of us went to the Ozwald Boateng fashion show at the Victoria and Albert museum.

It was definitely an interesting experience. Mostly I liked the clothing on show, although I suspect some of the items won’t be hitting the high street stores any time soon. My favorite items were the long brown leather coats. I’ll be having a wander round the leather shops in Camden for something similar soon. Ozwald has a shop on Vigo Street, which I may have a look at, too. I can’t imagine that clothing will be anything other than outrageously expensive.

I have a handy price guide for designer clothing:

  • Estimate what you think the item is worth.
  • Double the estimate
  • Go to the shop and expect to see prices around twice the doubled estimate.

Anyway, the fashion show was really cool and given that it was free, I can’t complain about the price. I met some friends for drinks later on in the evening, some of whom I hadn’t seen for over a year. Always good to catch up.

Sigur Ros - Brixton Academy

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

At long last, the first ever Gig List arranged event finally happened. Dave, Andy and myself made the hazardous trek to Brixton to see Icelandic band Sigur Ros.

We arranged this one months ago when tickets were first released. Just as well as the event was a sell-out with touts looking for spare tickets but not selling any.

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Green Evening

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

A chap I met at a Green Social event recommended a fascinating tool to me - Google Earth. So, fascinating in fact that I have just spent a couple of hours fiddling with it.

I did the first thing that I suspect everyone does with it, which was to find my house.

And here it is:

My House

I also found a few other interesting spots …

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Turner Prize Exhibition

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

Today I went to the Tate Britain to see the Turner Prize Exhibition. The exhibition displays the work of the four final nominees for the prize. The winner has not yet been announced.

Below you can see the work of Simon Starling. And yes, it is a big shed and an electric bicycle.

Starling Installation

This wasn’t actually my favourite of the four finalists but it was one of the only two that lent itself towards a decent picture for my site.

My favourite was …

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Rolfing

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

I saw my Rolfing practitioner, Alan, a couple of days ago and it occurred to me that I haven’t written anything here about Rolfing yet.

Your first obvious question has a detailed answer right here on Alan’s website.

So, what have my experiences with Rolfing been like?

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